Gryphons crush Queen’s 66-0

Gryphon D swarms Queen's RB Photo: Rob Massey/Guelph Mercury

Gryphon D swarms Queen’s RB
Photo: Rob Massey/Guelph Mercury

While I was not the least bit surprised that Guelph won, or dominated, it was how completely they dominated the Golden Gaels that was shocking. The 66-0 loss for Queen’s was the largest losing margin in the 133-year history of the program. Just consider some more eye popping numbers:

  • Guelph had 679 yards of total offense – 336 rushing, 353 passing
  • 7 fumbles in the game but zero interceptions – Guelph lost 1 fumble, Queen’s lost 6. Several times Queen’s receivers were stripped of the ball after their receptions by aggressive Gryphon tacklers.
  • Guelph completely shut down the Queen’s run game – Queen’s featured back rushed 16 times for an average of 2.7 ypc, 43 total yards. Once the Gaels gave up on running the ball things got worse, as Guelph turned up the heat on the passer
  • Guelph recorded 10 sacks – all by defensive linemen [except for the one attributed to to a player who wasn’t even dressed]. Cam Walker, Charlie Taggart and Djordje Gavrilovic each had 2 sacks.
  • Other than being sacked 8 times Queen’s QB Billy McPhee had decent numbers – 22 of 31 for 225 yards, O TDs, O INTs
  • Jazz Lindsey‘s play and stats were outstanding – 23 of 35 for 345 yards, 3 TDs, O INTs. Jazz also ran 5 times for 46 yards & 2 TDs.
  • For the third game in a row returner Ryan Nieuwesteeg performed like an All Canadian. The Guelph punt return unit came into the game leading the CIS in return yardage and they added to it yesterday. Nieuwesteeg averaged over 25 yards per punt return – 8 returns for 203 yards.

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All stories on the game are going to be pleasant reading for Gryphons fans. Here are some of the links:

Gryphons.ca – Gryphons Shut Out Gaels at Homecoming with 66-0 final

Guelph Mercury – Guelph Gryphons celebrate homecoming with a thrashing

Sportkingston blog – Gaels suffer all-time worst defeat at Guelph

Check back later for more thoughts and details on the game. The above is just some early morning blogging from the lobby of the Holiday Inn Guelph.

LG Andrew Pickett and LT Steve Mburanumwe open a hole for RB Brandon Gordon Photo: Rob Massey / Guelph Mercury

LG Andrew Pickett and LT Steve Mburanumwe open a hole for RB Brandon Gordon
Photo: Rob Massey / Guelph Mercury

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4 Responses to Gryphons crush Queen’s 66-0

  1. Sylvia Thurston says:

    Guelph Gryphons TOTALLY OWNED their Homecoming Game ! Thanks guys, it was such a pleasure to watch !!!!!!!!

  2. Mark A says:

    I think Queen’s is THAT bad, and that they mailed it in. Guelph has tougher tests the next three games. U of T beats Queen’s this year.

    • Queen’s HC said his team never quit but I saw some guys “just going thru the motions” in the 2nd Half. I actually think Queen’s has a lot of good young talent but they’re too inexperienced to replace the 14 starters and 25 total players they lost from last season. Speaking of preparing players, I can’t believe that the Queen’s coaches didn’t get QB Nate Hobbs into the game much earlier than they did. I thought they should have had him in the game before the 3rd Q was over.

  3. TJSiskin says:

    Guelph really seems to have momentum rolling now. Hope the bye week doesn’t see them come out flat in Windsor. By the way I like the announcers that Guelph has on their OUA.tv broadcasts.

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