SFU Clan lose wild game to Western Oregon
Lemar Durant caught two gorgeous touchdowns and caught six passes for 110 yards, quarterback Trey Wheeler completed 27 passes for 283 yards, and the SFU Clan defence caused six turnovers.
Still, it wasn't enough to beat the Western Oregon Wolves, and the Clan are now sitting with a sub-500 record (3-5) in the Great Northwest Atlantic Conference in their first official year as a member of the NCAA.
"We didn't turn any of our turnovers into scores, which another one of our goals, but I think that with the amount we had, we did a pretty good job at taking away the ball," said Simon Fraser linebacker Casey Chin. "We just had to give the offence a chance to try and put a score up."
"Our problem was finishing," said Clan running back Bo Palmer. "Mistakes happened and other things happened that were out of our control and... we didn't get it done."
Those mistakes included a blocked field goal with 6:35 left in the fourth quarter, which came right after Western Oregon converted their own to take a 20-17 lead.
That would be the final score.
SFU's next game is on the road against the Dixie State Red Storm on October 27. The Clan beat the Red Storm in their last meeting, 41-28.