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Football: Oilers pound William Jewell

By ANDY WOLF

STAFF WRITER

The University of Findlay football team finally got the fast start it wanted.

The Oilers recovered William Jewell College’s fumble on the opening kickoff and put up the first 34 points en route to a 58-17 nonleague victory in their home opener Saturday at Donnell Stadium.

“It was the recipe for success,” said UF coach Rob Keys who earned

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Football: Home opener for Oilers on Saturday

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER
After two very different road contests to start the season, the University of Findlay team can finally stay home.
The Oilers (1-1) opened with a 69-19 road win over Kentucky Wesleyan before falling 59-13 at No. 9 Ferris State last Saturday.
Findlay, which dropped out of the Division II top 25, hosts William Jewell (0-1) in nonleague play at

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Football: Big game in Big Rapids

By ANDY WOLF

STAFF WRITER

University of Findlay football coach Rob Keys was really keen to Tyler Long as a prospect out of nearby Tiffin Calvert High School.

He checked both boxes of measurables and the intangibles.

Though Long, an all-Ohio quarterback, played his first two years at Division I Fordham, he’s been starting at linebacker for UF ever since he transferred in 2017.

“The

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Football: Weird start turns into season-opening rout

By ANDY WOLF

STAFF WRITER

OWENSBORO, Kentucky — It was among the weirdest first quarters to begin a season.

The University of Findlay’s football team committed three turnovers in it but turned two directly back into a pair of safeties.

While the Oilers led just 11-7 after the first frame, they eventually found their stride and posted a 69-19 victory over Great Midwest Athletic

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Football: Oiles have high hopes for 2018

By ANDY WOLF

STAFF WRITER

It’s always football season to Rob Keys.

Coaching the University of Findlay football team is a 365-day-a-year job.

But the Oilers haven’t played a game in 280 days.

“It’s always exciting to get the first game in, there’s no doubt,” Keys said. “There’s always a overwhelming anticipation to start the season.”

Thankfully, Findlay has an opponent to focus on this week

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Football: Defense keeps getting better

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER
The University of Findlay football team’s defense just keeps getting better.
The 2017 season was the largest step towards becoming a formidable defense.
And there’s a good case to say the Oilers were.
Statistically, they posted bests for the Rob Keys era of 19.2 points and 306.3 yards allowed per game.
“Fundamentally and technically we really improved,” said Keys, now in

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Football: Receiving corp is a dangerous bunch

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER
A.F.R.O.S.
America’s Finest Receivers on Saturdays.
Yes, it’s pronounced like the hairstyle.
It’s a lifestyle that helps the wideouts on the University of Findlay football team attack every day.
“It just doesn’t come on Saturday,” senior Jacob Allton said.
The acronym originated a few years ago from the minds of now-graduated receivers Airion Kosak and Findlay High grad Dylan Blunk.
It’s stuck as

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Football: Stuffel, Boucher hope to cut path to success

By ANDY WOLF

STAFF WRITER

Any standard Swiss Army Knife comes with a blade, a screwdriver, a can/bottle opener and other handy multi-tooled attachments.

One of the University of Findlay variety comes with the necessary blocking and receiving tools.

But the versatile duties of the Oilers’ fullbacks and tight ends go even deeper.

“We use the term ‘Swiss Army knives’ because we have to be

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Women’s Soccer: Walker takes charge of program

By ANDY WOLF

STAFF WRITER

The opportunity and the timing was right.

James Walker wanted to get back into college coaching, eventually.

He’s now guiding the University of Findlay women’s soccer team in his first season.

Walker will look to turn around a program which hasn’t posted a winning campaign since 2010.

“When the opportunity came up, I thought it’d be a great fit,” said Walker,

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Football: 2017 was a learning experience

By ANDY WOLF

STAFF WRITER

The only way to move forward is to forget the past.

The University of Findlay football team did experience a pretty memorable 2017, however.

The Oilers not only made the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time but picked up a win along the way.

UF head coach Rob Keys feels the Oilers have done a good job not

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