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Lau­rier (5-1) at Guelph (3-3) Kick­off: Satur­day, Alumni Sta­dium, 1 p.m., His­tory 101: The Golden Hawks edged the Gryphons 27-25 last year, with run­ning back Levon­dre Gor­don rush­ing for 193 yards and one touch­down. Guelph fin­ished the sea­son with a 3-5 record and lost to McMaster in the first round of the play­offs. One year ear­lier, the Gryphons won the Yates Cup over Western. Ex­tra points: Shomari Hutchinson is the OUA’s de­fen­sive player of the week for his record-ty­ing per­for­mance in Satur­day’s 53-31 win over York. The sec­ond-year line­backer made 12 solo tack­les and 14.5 in to­tal to tie the team record set by Jesse Alexan­der in 2006. Lau­rier quar­ter­back Michael Kn­evel leads the OUA with an av­er­age of 360.3 pass­ing yards per game and 15 touch­down passes. De­fen­sive line­man Rob­bie Smith has a league-high 6.5 sacks. Guelph’s ros­ter in­cludes James Roberts (Ja­cob He­speler, QB), Jared Beeksma (Ja­cob He­speler, LB), Eric Star­czala (Ja­cob He­speler, OL), An­drew Pick­ett (Res­ur­rec­tion, OL), Ben­jamin Petrie (SJAM, OL), Noah Ross (St. Mary’s, DL), Ben Slinger (South­wood, DB) and Akash Swami­nad­han (St. Mary’s, DL).

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