TORONTO -- Another week of CIS action has come and gone. Here's a quick roundup of the week that was.
Acadia 11, Saint Mary's 14
The Saint Mary’s Huskies defeated the Acadia Axemen 14-11 on Friday night in front of 3175 fans at Huskies Stadium in Halifax. The highly anticipated 2012Loney Bowl rematch kicked off the Atlantic University Sport football season.
Melvin Abankwah (Etobicoke, Ont.) amassed 229 all-purpose yards while Dave Sabourin (Ottawa, Ont.) and Mike Dawes (Winnigeg, MB.) combined for 95 yards rushing on 30 carries to lead the Huskies offensively.
Subway Player of the Game, Rob Jubenville (Oshawa, Ont.) registered 6.5 tackles and 1 sack and Jonathan Lange had 6 tackles for a Huskies defense that stood tall in the second half propelling Saint Mary’s to a huge win at the Stadium.
The defending conference champion Axemen accumulated 257 total yards, compared to only 142 for Saint Mary’s and were in control of field position for most of the contest.
Concordia 19, McGill 32
Luis Guimont-Mota, a sophomore from Quebec City, rushed for 111 yards and a a pair of touchdowns as McGill defeated Concordia 32-19 to capture the 45th annual Shaughnessy Cup football game before 2,845 at Percival Molson Stadium, Friday.
The result snapped McGill's 11-year, 15-game losing streak to the Stingers, dating back to a 10-8 Redmen conquest in the league's 2002 Dunsmore Cup championship game.
It marked the second straight 100-yard game for Guimont-Mota, a 5-foot-9, 188-pound tailback who registered 18 carries, including TD scampers of 21 and 28 yards.
Bishops 18, Montreal 44
The tenth-ranked Bishop’s Gaiters fell 44-18 to the third ranked Montreal Carabins on Friday night in RSEQ University Football action in Montreal. Just seven points separated the teams with 9:30 to play before the Carabins pulled away late in the fourth quarter.
Montreal exploded in the second frame, specifically kicker Felix Menard (Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Que.). He made field goals of 29, 23 and 14 yards as the Gaiters defense kept bending but did not break.
Calgary 34, Regina 27
For the second consecutive week, the University of Regina Rams weren't able to complete a fourth-quarter comeback as they dropped a 34-27 decision to No. 5-ranked Calgary on Friday night in their Canada West home opener at Mosaic Stadium.
Calgary finished the first half strong, first taking advantage of a short field following a long Rashaun Simonise punt return and an untimely drive-extending penalty to tie the game with a one-yard plunge by Buckley.
Calgary responded immediately with a second Timmis rushing touchdown early in the fourth, and the score stayed 34-20 in favour of the Dinos until Janotta's touchdown late in the contest.
Western 58, McMaster 15
McMaster’s 12 game home winning streak is over with a disappointing 58-15 loss to the No. 4 Western Mustangs on Saturday at Ron Joyce Stadium.
Western struck for 31 first half points including 21 in the second quarter to cruise to its third victory of the 2013 season. The Mustangs improve to 3-0 while No. 6 McMaster drops to 1-2 on the season.
Will Finch of Burlington, Ont., tossed five touchdowns finishing the game 27-for-36 with 467-yards in the air.
Toronto 10, Ottawa 34
The exciting inauguration of the University of Ottawa’s new football stadium, the suitably named Gee-Gees Field, took place Saturday afternoon with uOttawa hosting the Toronto Varsity Blues. The garnet and grey prevailed with an impressive win and a commanding final score of 34-10.
Quarterback Aaron Colbon orchestrated another noteworthy performance at the home opener. This game’s 523 passing yards helped shoot him to the number one spot on the CIS list. His total passing yardage is now 1,310 over the opening three games. In the 2011-12 season, he finished third on that same list.
Bringing his A-game to the stadium, Gee-Gee Andrew Mullings racked up 192 receiving yards and is ascending the ladder of the CIS towards the top receivers.
Windsor 34, Queen's 49
The No. 2 Gaels (3-0) put the game out of reach in the first half against the Windsor Lancers (1-2), as quarterback Billy McPhee(Burlington, Ont.) threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns on 12 of 13 attempts in the opening two frames on Saturday afternoon at Richardson Stadium.
McPhee set the tone early, marching the Gaels' offense 67 yards down the field and capping the drive with a 40-yard strike to Justin Chapdelaine (Abbotsford, B.C.).
Sam Sabourin (Stittsville, Ont.) was everywhere for the Gaels on defense, leading the team with 9.5 tackles while the Lancers were led by Akeem Whonder who had 6.5 tackles, a sack and a fumble recover.
Laurier 20, York 33
The York University Lions football team unveiled its new turf field Saturday (Sept. 7) and christened it in style, defeating the visiting Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks 33-20 in the annual Frosh Frenzy game presented by YU-card at York Stadium.
The Lions were led on offence by fifth-year starting quarterback Myles Gibbon (Montreal), who finished the game with 211 yards through the air, another 155 on the ground and three total touchdowns – two passing and one rushing.
John finished the game 9-for-32 for 148 yards, with the one touchdown and two interceptions. Laurier’s top offensive player was Campbell, who rushed for 146 yards on 16 carries and had the one score.
Waterloo 47, Carleton 08
After 15 pigskin starved years, football was back, the new stands were full and the sold out crowd was geared up for a great game.
And like a great movie plot, the crowd rose as one as the ball was kicked off to start a new era in Ravens football. But unfortunately the result of the game could not be scripted in Carleton’s favour as Waterloo spoiled the day and defeated the Ravens 47-8.
In the third quarter the Ravens outscored the Warriors 8-7 highlighted by a 22 yard touchdown pass from QB Jesse Mills (Halifax, NS) to R Kyle Van Wynsberghe (Delhi, ON) at 7:02.
Mount Allison 10, StFX 31
The StFX X-Men opened the AUS football season with a convincing 31-10 win over the Mount Allison Mounties Saturday night at Oland Stadium in Antigonish.
For the Mounties, Christian Plante and AJ Singh collected 9.5 and seven tackles, respectively. Plante and Jordan Redding each had a sack.
All-Canadian Jordan Botel led the Mounties’ attack with 169 yards on 19 rushes, while Troy Trentham was the team’s top receiver with five catches for 30 yards.
The X-Men amassed 416 yards in total offense, while the Mounties collected 231.
Saskatchewan 36, Manitoba 34
On a crazy night at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, the #9 Saskatchewan Huskies ran their Canada West football record to 2-0 in the young 2013 season after winning a tight 36-34 road win against the #9 Manitoba Bisons on Saturday, September 7 in front of crowd of 4,864.
With the home loss, Manitoba falls to 1-1 after winning last week to open the new stadium with a 65-41 over Alberta.
The contest had numerous ebbs and flows but the biggest ones were for the last five minutes as there were two late lead changes, a goal line stance and a little confusion at the end of the game.
For the second consecutive home game this season for Manitoba, the two teams combined for over 950 total yards (Manitoba 527; Saskatchewan 441) and over 50 first downs (Manitoba 27; Sask. 24).
UBC 39, Alberta 36 - OT
Rookie kicker Quinn Van Gylswyk nailed a 21-yard field goal in overtime to put the nail in Alberta’s coffin, as the UBC Thunderbirds picked up a stunning 39-36, come-from-behind, overtime win over the Alberta Golden Bears, Saturday night at Foote Field in Edmonton.
Van Gylswyk also sent the teams into OT when, with just .6 seconds left to play in the fourth quarter, he hit a field goal from 30 yards out to tie score.
UBC outscored Alberta 29-7 combined in the second half and in overtime, and scored 24 points off six Golden Bears’ turnovers. The loss drops Alberta’s record to 0-2 on the season, while UBC improves to 1-1.
With files from CIS-SIC.ca Staff
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