October 17, 2012

Marshall’s four TDs headline weekly honours

Corey Stanford/UWO

CFL.ca Staff

OTTAWA — Western receiver Brian Marshall, UBC cornerback Bryan Rideout and Ottawa kick returner Vincent Campbell are the Canadian Interuniversity Sport football players of the week for the period ending Oct. 13, 2012.

The selection was made by a committee comprised of members of Football Reporters of Canada (FRC).

Marshall, a third-year social sciences student from London, Ont., was honoured on offence after he tied the single-game OUA record and came one short of the all-time CIS mark with four touchdown receptions in a crucial 56-3 home win over Laurier on Saturday.
The 6-foot, 200-pound junior broke the game open with a 69-yard score in the opening quarter and also caught TD passes of 55, 11 and 20 yards from freshman Will Finch. Marshall finished with seven catches for 187 yards as the No. 7-ranked Mustangs (4-3) took a serious option on fourth place in the OUA standings and home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

Mount Allison running back Jordan Botel, Sherbrooke quarterback Jérémi Roch and Calgary running back Steven Lumbala were also up for the award.

Rideout, a third-year applied science student from Victoria, took home the weekly honour on defence after he tallied a match-high seven solo tackles and had a pair of touchdown-saving plays in a 24-17 upset win over nationally-ranked Regina (4-2), on Saturday.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound corner intercepted a pass at the Thunderbirds’ two-yard in the second quarter, a play that led to UBC’s first touchdown of the contest, and was back at it again in the second half when he broke up a pass in the end zone. With the win, the T-Birds (2-4) remained in the playoff run with two games remaining on the Canada West schedule.

Linebackers Jerret Laycock of Acadia, Frédéric Plesius of Laval and Jake Reinhart of Guelph were also nominated.

Campbell, a first-year criminology student from Gatineau, Que., was the choice on special teams after he returned the opening kickoff on 107 yards for a touchdown in a 61-0 domination of Waterloo, Saturday in Ottawa.

In addition to the longest runback in CIS this season, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound freshman returned two more kickoffs on 42 yards and seven punts on 89 yards, and also racked up 76 yards on four catches to finish the contest with a whopping 314 all-purpose yards. Thanks to the victory, the Gee-Gees (2-5) can still hope to advance to the post-season.

StFX returner Randy Roseway, Montreal kicker David Deschamps and Calgary kicker Johnny Mark were also up for the distinction.

Offensive nominees:
AUS: Jordan Botel, running back, Mount Allison
RSEQ: Jérémi Doyon-Roch, quarterback, Sherbrooke
OUA: Brian Marshall, receiver, Western (recipient)
CWUAA: Steven Lumbala, running back, Calgary

Defensive nominees:
AUS: Jerret Laycock, linebacker, Acadia
RSEQ: Frédéric Plesius, linebacker, Laval
OUA: Jake Reinhart, linebacker, Guelph
CWUAA: Bryan Rideout, cornerback, UBC (recipient)

Special team nominees:
AUS: Randy Roseway, returner, StFX
RSEQ: David Deschamps, kicker, Montreal
OUA: Vincent Campbell, returner, Ottawa (recipient)
CWUAA: Johnny Mark, kicker, Calgary

– With files from CIS