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QUEEN'S 17, OTTAWA 41
GEE GEES TAKE DOWN GAELS 41-17 IN OTTAWA
By Shawn MacDonald, Queen's Sports Information
The Queen's Gaels (1-1) were in Ottawa on Sunday to take on the Gee-Gees (1-0) in week two of the OUA football season. The Gaels started out with a 3-0 lead but a 34 point second quarter fueled the Gee-Gees to a 41-17 win over Queen's in week two of the OUA season.
Jesse Andrews (Arnprior, Ont.) led the Gaels offensively with 15 rushes for 112 yards while adding one reception for 20 yards. Nate Hobbs (Mississauga, Ont.) rushed for a touchdown and hit Curtis Carmichael (Scarborough, Ont.) for another while Nelkas Kwemo (Montreal) finished with 12.5 tackles to lead all defenders which included 12 solo tackles which is the second most by a Gael in a single game in team history. The Gee-Gees saw big days from quarterback Derek Wendel who finished with 384 yards and three touchdowns and scrambling in for another while Mitchell Baines had two touchdown receptions.
In the first quarter Queen's found themselves in a tough spot defensively as Ottawa had a third and short chance from the Gaels four on their opening drive. The defence stood tall and shut down the Gee-Gees to keep the game scoreless.
After a missed field goal from Ottawa Nicholas Fraser-Greene returned a punt 93-yards to the Ottawa 26. That then set up a 18-yard field goal for Dillon Wamsley (London, Ont.) to put the Gaels ahead 3-0. Turnovers began to be a problem for Queen's as Andrews fumbled after a 25-yard rush deep into Gee-Gees territory but Ottawa was able to recover and take over on offence.
In the second quarter the Gee-Gees offence took command of the game. First Wendel hit Tristan Bailey for a 13-yard score to take a 7-3 lead. Ottawa followed up with a field goal, a Wendel five yard rushing score, a safety conceded by the Gaels, two Baines touchdown receptions and a single for 34 points of offence leaving the Gaels in a deep hole heading into the second half.
In the third quarter the Gaels started to pick up the pace on offence. Hobbs threw a deep pass to Matteo Del Brocco (Leamington, Ont.) for a 36-yard reception taking the Gaels to the Gee-Gees nine yard line. From there Hobbs hit Carmichael for the Gaels first major of the day.
After the Gee-Gees tacked on another four points via a field goal and a rouge, Queen's struck again as Hobbs scrambled past Gee-Gee tacklers to find the endzone. Hobbs rushed six times on the day picking up 42 yards in total on the ground.
The Gee-Gees managed the clock from there on out and secured themselves a 41-17 win.
"There were a number of small mental errors on our part, things that can be easily corrected and that's the frustrating part. We're looking forward to digging into the film and fixing those things so that as a team we can get better for the game against Waterloo." - Nate Hobbs, quarterback.
BY THE NUMBERS
99 - Total games played between Queen's and Ottawa
34 - Points scored in the second quarter for Ottawa
1,156 - Total yards rushing is what Andrews is on pace for this season after two games
93 - Punt return distance from Fraser-Greene off of a missed field goal
556 - Yards of offence from Ottawa
09/21/2013 - Last time the Gaels beat the Gee-Gees overall and in Ottawa
12 - Solo tackles for Kwemo which is the second most ever recorded by a Gael in a game. Sam Sabourin holds the record with 13 in his first ever CIS game against McMaster on Aug. 31, 2010, Queen's Sporrts Information
All photos on this site are Copyright © Jeff Chan, and may be used for personal non-commercial applications including by Queen's University, and U Sports Canada and its member conferences, other participating teams, so long as photo credits are shown or the photos are otherwise attributed to Jeff Chan.
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