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Posted: Saturday, October 8, 2016 11:45 am

The Wayne State Warriors will try and add to their three game winning streak on the road against the University of Findlay Oilers Oct. 8. The Warriors (4-1) enter Ohio coming off a 41-30 homecoming victory against Hillsdale College, while the Oilers (2-3) fell to the Ferris State University Bulldogs.

“It’s an important game. Every game is important if you want to play in the postseason,” said Head Coach Paul Winters.

Wayne State beat Findlay last year 31-26.

The Oilers will enter Saturday’s game with the second best passing offense in the GLIAC, averaging of 302.6 yards per game through the air and totaling 13 touchdowns. Winters said the Warrior defense will look to disrupt that offense by putting pressure on the quarterback and his receivers.

“We need to rush the quarterback and make it uncomfortable for him,” he said Winters.

The Warrior offense will look to keep rolling behind Romello Brown, their junior running back who leads the GLIAC with 831 yards. Sophomore quarterback Donovan Zezula has thrown for over 200 yards in every game except one this year. A majority of those passes have been to his favorite target, senior wideout Jamel Hicks who is fifth in GLIAC receiving with 479 yards and five scores.

The Warriors are currently ranked number 29th in the D2 College Football rankings after jumping up 17 spots after last week’s win. A win at Findlay would put them in prime position to make the postseason and possibly crack the top 25.

Kickoff is set for noon at Donnell Stadium in Findlay, Ohio. Listen to the game live on FM 92.7 WDTK in Detroit. Click here for live stats.  

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