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Guelph Gryphons falter in Ottawa

Host Western in Homecoming game next week
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The Guelph Gryphons dropped to 2-2 on the season with a 31-28 loss to the Ottawa Gee Gees Saturday afternoon in Ottawa.

That leads them tied for fifth in the OUA standings. They host Western Saturday in the annual Homecoming game.

Gee Gees quarterback Trevor Kennedy hit Derek Wendel on a 24-yard touchdown pass on Ottawa’s second overtime possession to pull out the win.

Regulation ended 22-22, thanks to a 51-yard Ottawa field goal in the final minute.

Overtime saw the two teams exchange field goals on their first possessions.

On its second possession Guelph kicker Gabe Ferraro hit a 49-yard field goal to put the Gryphs up 25-22.

Ottawa got its turn and went 35 yards on three plays to get the win.

Ottawa led 16-6 at the half.

Johnny Augustine returned to the Guelph backfield, rushing for 153 yards on 33 carries, his first action since the opening week.

A’dre Fraser, playing his first game of the season, led Guelph receivers with 12 catches for 98 yards.

Gryphs quarterback James Roberts connected with Colton Jones and Geoff Bezrunchko on touchdown passes.

Roberts completed 25 of 40 passes for 225 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Ferraro connected on four of five field goal attempts.