Another week of U SPORTS university football is in the books, and we are now firmly in stretch run territory.
The headline-grabbing result of Week 7 saw the No. 9 Saskatchewan Huskies (3-2) stun the previously undefeated No. 4 Calgary Dinos (4-1) via 29-15 decision. Huskies running back Adam Machart averaged 7-plus yards per carry in the win, which shook up the power structure in Canada West.
Calgary was missing starting pieces in the loss, definitely — but the Huskies are now a single game out of first, with the Dinos set to host upstart co-leaders No. 10 Alberta (4-1) in a huge game next week.
In Ontario, the No. 6 Guelph Gryphons (4-2) made a serious statement with a 33-6 demolition job of the No. 8 Ottawa Gee-Gees (3-2). Gryphs QB Theo Landers threw for a season-high 286 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the win, though it was the play of Guelph’s defence — limiting Ottawa to just 107 yards of offence — that was the story of the game.
Mt. Allison (1-4) stormed into the win column in a big way, downing also-struggling St. FX (1-4) by a 36-11 score. The Mounties backfield duo of Jack Estabrooks and Sanjay Grover combined for 200-plus rush yards in the win for Mt. A,, which also limited X to just 216 yards of offence.
The top-ranked teams in the country took care of business, though not without a bit of trouble, against lesser opponents; No. 2 Montreal (5-0) narrowly edged a surprisingly game Concordia (1-4) team to remain undefeated, while No. 1 Western (6-0) fell behind minnow Windsor (1-5) before surging to a comfortable 58-25 win.