October 13, 2018
#3 Ferris State Stuns #2 Grand Valley State Late For Anchor Bone Victory.
(Reprinted From FerrisStateBulldogs.Com)
Big Rapids, Mich. - A big fourth down call late in the contest lifted the third-ranked Ferris State University Bulldogs to a thrilling 35-31 road victory over second-ranked Grand Valley State 35-31 before a large crowd on Saturday (Oct. 13) night in the Anchor-Bone Classic at Lubbers Stadium in Allendale.
Ferris State converted a 31-yard touchdown throw from slot receiver Jevon Shaw on a throwback to junior quarterback Jayru Campbell on a key fourth down call with just over three minutes remaining to put the Bulldogs in front for the final time in the back-and-fourth contest.
From there, the Bulldog defense came up with a huge stop after GVSU marched into FSU territory when junior Delon Stephenson picked off his second pass of the night to preserve the win.
With the victory, the Bulldogs stayed perfect at 7-0 on the year and are now alone atop the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) with a 5-0 league record. The win was FSU's seventh in the last nine matchups against the Lakers under head coach Tony Annese.
Campbell had a big night again for the Bulldogs as he ran for a game-high 101 yards on the ground while throwing for 229 yards and a pair of scores. All told, he accounted for four TD's in the win.
Grand Valley State got off to a quick start as the Lakers jumped in front 10-0 in the opening period on a three-yard TD run from tailback Chawntez Moss followed by a 24-yard field goal from J.J. McGrath.
However, FSU answered with a long 11-play, 68-yard drive capped by a 15-yard TD pass from Campbell to senior wideout Keyondre Craig early in the second to make it a three-point game.
October 6, 2018
Big Rapids, Mich. - Nationally third-ranked Ferris State got off to a fast start and cruised past Michigan Tech 42-24 to win the "Battle At The Ballpark" on Saturday (Oct. 6) at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park.
The Bulldogs stayed unbeaten on the year and claimed the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) triumph by beating the Huskies on the home field of the West Michigan Whitecaps.
In the first collegiate football game played at Fifth Third Ballpark since 2009, the Bulldogs scored 21 points in the opening period and led 28-0 at halftime en route to the win. Junior quarterback Jayru Campbell, who leads the country in passing efficiency, went 20-of-24 in the air for 291 yards and three touchdowns.
The Bulldogs struck first on their opening drive as Campbell engineered a six-play, 45-yard jaunt and capped the drive with a three-yard scoring pass to senior tight end Jacob Allen.
FSU added its second touchdown on the next Bulldog drive when Campbell hooked up with freshman receiver Xavier Wasde on a 38-yard scoring strike, giving FSU a 14-0 lead with 6:11 to go in the first. His throw finished a seven-play, 77-yard drive.
September 29, 2018
Big Rapids, Mich. - Nationally fourth-ranked Ferris State used a big third quarter of action and held off visiting Ashland down the stretch to pull out a hard-fought 28-21 win in the NCAA Division II National Game of the Week on homecoming Saturday (Sept. 29) at FSU's Top Taggart Field.
With the win, FSU improved to 5-0 overall and stayed perfect in the GLIAC at 3-0 this year.
The Bulldogs built a 28-7 lead after three periods before the Eagles rallied and pulled within a score with 3:08 left to play. AU got the ball back with a final drive ending in Bulldog territory only inches short of another first down with 41 seconds to play as FSU preserved the win.
The opening half was virtually scoreless as neither team found the endzone until Ashland converted on a 10-play, 80-yard drive capped by a Luke Ogi five-yard scoring run with 3:22 remaining in the second frame.
September 15, 2018
Big Rapids, Mich. - The nationally sixth-ranked Ferris State Bulldogs stayed perfect on the year as FSU opened Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action with a decisive 53-10 triumph over Northwood on Saturday (Sept. 15) at Hantz Stadium in Midland.
The Bulldogs rolled up more than 600 yards of total offense en route to improving to 3-0 overall with the dominating road win.
Junior quarterback Jayru Campbell had another big afternoon for FSU as he accounted for 323 total yards and four touchdowns in the victory.
Behind Campbell, the Bulldogs struck first with 10:34 to go in quarter one when they marched 89 yards in nine plays. Campbell capped the drive with his first of three rushing touchdowns, coming from a yard away.