BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Ferris State got the stop it needed holding Findlay out of the endzone on a two-point conversion in the final minute defeating the Oilers 24-23 in the season opener at Top Taggart Field.
The Bulldogs took a 24-17 lead on a Davontae Harrington four-yard run with 11:57 left in the game.
Findlay scored its final touchdown on a Matt Winzeler two-yard run with just :51 left in the game.
Findlay attempted a pass to take the lead, but Ferris State knocked the ball away at the goal line.
The Bulldogs held a 17-14 advantage at the half — thanks to a Travis Russell two-yard touchdown run.
Ferris State’s first offensive play from scrimmage was a touchdown.
Russell hit Sy Barnett on a 59-yard pass. That tied the game at 7-7.
Findlay tied the game at 17-17 with a field goal in the third quarter to set the stage for the final quarter.