Dawgs’ Day

The Bulldog football team is 4-1 and has flown under the radar for the first half of the season.

For a team that won one game last year, everyone had very low expectations for this season. Ferris was picked to finish 11th in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Even people around campus were completely writing the team off before the season had even started.

After a disappointing loss in the season opener, it looked like the Bulldogs were heading down a losing path once again. In an instant, quicker than a flash of lightning illuminates the night sky, the team upset Saginaw Valley State and was off and running.

Since then, the Bulldogs have not lost and are playing like they have something to prove. Ferris has not won on homecoming since 2006, but that streak will end this year. This is the year Ferris silences the doubters and takes the GLIAC by force.

Ferris has not exactly played the stiffest competition thus far. Hillsdale is 4-1 this season and is a contender for the GLIAC title. The Bulldogs’ other four opponents, however, have a combined record of 2-17 and just one conference victory between them.

The Bulldogs have ripped through Ohio teams for three straight weeks and don’t look to slow down. The Findlay Oilers come to town having scored a lowly 30 points total in four games this season. To give some perspective, Ferris scored more than that in the second half against Tiffin.

The Bulldogs have languished in mediocrity for far too long. They have been considered a “warm-up game” or a “guaranteed win” by other teams. They have been in the rearview mirror of Grand Valley State for a decade. This is the year Ferris proves themselves.

The Bulldogs have been unleashed and it will take a brick wall to slow them down. Opposing teams best not be caught napping on the porch when the Bulldogs come to town. It has never been fun being in the doghouse and this year every team should have nightmares about entering the Dawg Pound. n