Column: Where did the students go?

Grand Valley State football won the 2016 Anchor-Bone Classic over rival Ferris State 35-23 Saturday, Oct. 8. A record-setting Lubbers Stadium crowd of 16,889 attendees watched the Lakers win their first regular season matchup with the Bulldogs since 2011. Well, kind of.

GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Devin McKissic (30) and company celebrate his game winning interception. The Lakers square off against the Panthers of Ohio Dominican University Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 and win with a final score of 24-21 in Columbus, OH.

McKissic, GVSU escape Ohio Dominican 24-21

Clinging to a 24-21 lead on the road late in the fourth quarter, Grand Valley State football appeared to be on the brink of its first loss of the season. Ohio Dominican quarterback Grant Russell had driven the Panthers’ offense to the GVSU 15-yard line against a tired Laker defense. Facing a third down and four yards to go with just 24 seconds remaining, Russell dropped back to pass.