The Windsor Lancers went toe to toe with the top team in the OUA before dropping a 58-25 decision to the Western Mustangs at Alumni Field Saturday afternoon. Windsor quarterback Sam Girard ran for a touchdown and threw an 82-yard strike to Matthew James to give the Lancers a 17-13 lead midway through the second quarter.
However, a Brett Ellerman touchdown with 11 seconds left in the first half started a Western scoring binge that would extend into the 4th quarter. Trey Humes punched in a TD from 12-yards out three minutes into the third quarter to give the Mustangs a 30-17 lead. In an attempt to stop the bleeding Lancers head coach J-P Circelli chose to try and keep a drive alive on 3rd-and-five from his 41 yard line "We owe it to our guys to be aggressive as possible. We want them to win the moment".
The strategy backfired as The Mustangs defended the pass, regained the ball on downs and promptly took it back the other way for a 42-yard touchdown pass to Ellerman on the next play. Mustangs head coach Greg Marshall says it was the game's turning point but also gave his former offensive line coach props for taking the chance "I like their aggressiveness".
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