September 5, 2019

Big Rapids, Mich. – The Ferris State University football squad opened the year with a victory as the nation’s second-ranked Bulldogs held on for a 24-23 win over Findlay on Thursday (Sept. 5) night in season-opening action at FSU’s Top Taggart Field.

The Bulldogs built a 24-17 lead in the fourth quarter before the Oilers marched 95 yards in nine plays to pull within a point inside of a minute to play. However, a two-point conversion try came up short at the goal line as FSU preserved the victory.

Findlay struck first early as the Oilers scored the initial drive of the game, moving 75 yards in six plays to take the first lead on Ruben Flowers’ 37-yard scoring reception from Matt Winzeler.

The Bulldogs answered though less than 15 seconds later as quarterback Travis Russell found sophomore receiver Sy Barnett on a 59-yard scoring play on FSU’s first offensive play to knot the game up.