McMaster Marauders will likely play in his intervening life against Guelph Gryphons – Hamilton | Pro IQRA News

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Use whatever cliché you want.

“Back to the wall”, “There is no tomorrow”, “A must”.

When the 1-4 Thieves take to the field Friday night at Alumni Stadium against 1-4 Guelph Gryphons, they’re playing for their life-arrival.

After being defeated 47-14 by the West last week, the Thieves now find themselves in the unenviable position of having to win the remaining three matches to have any chance of gaining an accessory berth.

Coach Stefan Ptasek did not utter the words about playing griffon.

“We know the bottom line is to control our destiny and get to four and four and I think we’re at 100 per cent, so we’re going to go one by one. Guelph is very talented,” Ptashik said.

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“It was a tough start like us, but they have athletes everywhere. They are off (a week), so they have two weeks to prepare for us.”

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“So we have to work really hard to make sure it’s not an advantage to get six days into the short week because of Thanksgiving and we have to prepare for that. It’s going to be one of those teams one in five, and then it’s going to be an uphill battle either for Guelph or us.”

As always, your running game will set the tone.

A Mac averages 108 yards per game, while the Gryphons allows for a dash of 266 yards per game. Guelph has eight sacks after five matches, while the thieves let in a whopping 22 sacks. More success on the ground means less passing, which negates Gryphon’s pass rush.

McMaster currently holds an all-time record 33-19 against the Gryphons and last year beat him 27-22 in the regular season final on October 30, 2021.

The game can be heard on 900 CHML at 6 pm on Friday.

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