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Matt Williams during the game against Truman State on Saturday Oct. 15, 2016.

GVSU escapes Hillsdale 35-17

Grand Valley State’s road contest with the Hillsdale Chargers was a day of many firsts. The Lakers gave up their first and second first half touchdowns of the year to the Charger offense, after previously outscoring opponents 175-9 in the first half. It was the first time the Lakers entered the fourth quarter without the lead, as they trailed the Chargers 17-14 with just 15 minutes left.

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Alton Voss sacks the Truman State quarterback on Saturday Oct. 15, 2016.

GVSU defense smothers Truman State 41-3

At 6'4" and 300 pounds, Grand Valley State senior nose tackle Mark Rosenquist is not a defensive back by trade, but the big lineman did his best impression this past weekend. Rosenquist intercepted a tipped pass on the first defensive drive of the game and highlighted an impressive performance in the No. 2 ranked Lakers' 41-3 win over the unranked Truman state Bulldogs Saturday, Oct. 15.

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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.

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