Bulldog senior linebacker Tayo Moss was selected as this issue’s “Athlete of the Week” for his defensive efforts in the Bulldogs’ 20-14 victory over the Walsh College Cavaliers Sept. 22.
Moss capitalized on a Cavalier fumble at the Bulldogs’ 18 yard line to run the ball into the end zone for a record-breaking 82-yard fumble return. The previous record was held by Keith Thompson who set the record prior at 78-yard for a fumble return in 1994. The resulting play boosted the Bulldogs’ momentum in the fourth quarter, allowing Ferris’ defense to squander the Cavaliers’ next offensive possession and set up the Bulldogs for the winning touchdown of the game.
Moss was named this week’s Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his play against the Cavaliers.
In four games, Moss has totaled 35 tackles, forced a single fumble and has made an average of one and a half tackles for a loss of seven yards. Moss will continue to work with the Bulldogs’ defense to best their opponents’ offense. Ferris’ defense kept Walsh from surpassing 300 yards, 287 total, after allowing an average of 325 yards per game prior to meeting the Cavaliers.
The Bulldogs will travel to the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals’ nest Sept. 29 to see who can break the tie for second-place in the GLIAC at 7 p.m. Each squad is 3-1 overall and 2-1 in the GLIAC. The Bulldogs will attempt to stop SVSU’s main offensive option which has averaged 349 passing yards a game this season. n