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Oilers Travel to Kentucky Wesleyan in Week 4

Oilers Travel to Kentucky Wesleyan in Week 4

The Game

Findlay goes back on the road for their third game of the season as they travel to Owensboro, Kentucky to take on the Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers on Saturday, April 2. That contest will kick off at 7:00 pm EST.
The Series

This is the fourth meeting all-time between these two programs. The Oilers have won all three thus far, winning in 2017 by a score of 68-14, in 2018 by a score of 60-19, and in 2019 by a score of 38-13.

Radio Coverage

Saturday's contest can be heard in Findlay by tuning in to 88.3 WLFC or listeners can stream online by visiting

Video Stream

Video streaming of the contest will be produced by Kentucky Wesleyan and will be streamed on the Great Midwest Digital Network.

Findlay vs Kentucky Wesleyan Video

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Head Coach Rob Keys

Head coach Rob Keys is in his tenth season at the helm of the Oilers football program in 2021.  He has recorded a 65-37 record with the program as a head coach, which includes a 53-31 mark in conference games. He has coached Findlay to winning records in eight of his nine seasons including 2017 when he lead the Oilers to their first-ever NCAA Division II Playoffs.

For Findlay's 2021 coaching staff, please click on the following link:

2021 Coaching Staff

Findlay Oilers (2-0, 2-0 G-MAC)

With two games under its belt, Findlay looks to again be one of the contenders for this year's conference crown. The Oilers lead the G-MAC in scoring at 40 points per game and are third in defense allowing just 12 points per game, and are coming off an impressive 35-0 shutout over Walsh.
The Oilers strenght thus far has been in the passing game and on the opposite side of the ball, it's ability to neutralize the opponents passing game. Findlay, which leads the G-MAC in offensive efficiency, has been led by senior Matt Winzeler who has completed 33-of-55 passes this season for 402 yards and a league-best six touchdowns. His efficiency rating of 150.1 is the best among G-MAC quarterbacks.
Winzeler's favorite target has been senior Marlin Richardson who is tops in the league with three touchdowns this season and also leads the league with 110 yards per game receiving. His 220 total yards are second by just four yards despite playing in one less game than Tiffin's Anthony Lowe who leads the league with 224 receiving yards.
On the other side of the ball, the Oilers have neutralized opponents through the air. Findlay is allowing just 58% of passes to be completed and has allowed only one touchdown through the air, tied for the fewest in the league. A big part of that success has been the team's pass rush. Findlay is tops in the G-MAC with seven sacks this season, again, despite playing in one less game than three other teams. Senior Ervin Besingi has 1.5 sacks and ranks fifth in the G-MAC while junior Reggie Micheaux and senior Kyle Gibson each have one.

2021 Season Statistics
2021 Roster

Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers (0-1, 0-1 G-MAC)

Now in the second season under head coach Craig Yeast, the Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers are looking for improvement as they have gone just 1-10 since he was hired in December of 2018. However, compared to the Panthers' teams of old, Yeast's squads have been more respectable, although it has yet to show up in the win column. The rebuild will take time, but it's evident that in year two, this Panthers team is better than in the past and that is evident by the score of their lone game this season, a 13-9 loss at the hands of perenial conference contender, Ohio Dominican.

Last season, KWC gave up 30 or more points in eight of it's 11 games and just three seasons, Findlay's first in the G-MAC,  ago gave up 50 or more points in five out of ten games.

In the season opener, Kentucky Wesleyan never held the lead, but made it a close game late. Trailing 13-3 in the fourth quarter, the Panthers finally found the end zone when, on fourth and four, Wiley Cain found junior wide receiver Michael Walker for a 20-yard score. A three and out forced Ohio Dominican to punt, but that punt was tipped by KWC's Landon Newman and then touched by KWC's Jalen Wilson. The ball was then recovered by ODU, prolonging their drive. The Panthers did force a punt, but got the ball on their own two yard line, needing to go 98 yards in three minutes. Despite having a pair of timeouts to use, the Panthers drove 74 yards and reached the ODU 24 yardline but the clock ran out giving KWC the heartbreaking loss.

Leading the Panthers is sophomore quarterback Wiley Cain who was an honorable mention all-G-MAC selection last season. Last year he threw for 2,306 yards and 11 touchdowns in his debut as the team's signal caller. He was intercepted 11 times on the season including three in the game against Findlay, all of which were by the Oilers all-American, Christopher Jefferson. Against Ohio Dominican, Wiley threw 45 passes and completed 23 for 204 yards and a score. He did not throw an interception.

If the Panthers are going to try and create a more balanced attack, it will need to feed the ball to sophomore starting running back Landon Newman. Newman got just 11 carries in the season-opener and ran for a net of 25 yards. In his freshman season, Newman averaged more than four yards per carry but was limited to just 51 attempts.

Defensively, sophomore Ramond Jackson, an honorable mention all-G-MAC performer, was the leading tackler in the opener as he tallied ten stops against ODU. Senior Jalen Wilson had eight tackles including one for loss while junior Jalen Humphrey, also an honorable-mention selection last year, had six tackles including three tackles-for-loss and two sacks.

2021 Season Stats
2021 Roster


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