Saturday’s football game offers more than the opportunity to watch the Lancer team—ranked seventh in the nation after Monday’s lopsided victory over Ottawa—take on the Guelph Gryphons under the lights on Alumni Field.
It also marks the Windsor debut of the NFL on Campus, a program of the American professional football league offering interactive games, promotions and prizes for young fans.
Among the free activities on offer are videogame consoles to play EA Madden football, a challenge to compare your vertical jumping ability against NFL stars, and inflatables to test your bungee run, kicking and passing skills.
The game starts at 7 p.m. September 8 but doors will open at 6 p.m. The first 500 fans will receive a free poster of quarterback Austin Kennedy, whose record-setting performance against the Ottawa Gee Gees to open the season earned him offensive football player of the week honours from Ontario University Athletics and Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Kennedy set team records for passing with 482 yards on 31 completions; his six passing touchdowns tied the Lancer mark.
Tickets are available for purchase at the gate; admission is free for UWindsor students.