U Sports (Saturday – Stats) Recap: Regina upset, Laurier holds on, familiar foes meet in finals (VIDEO)

Saturday, Nov. 5

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UBC (40), Regina (34)

Source: Regina Rams

The No. 4-seeded University of British Columbia Thunderbirds outlasted the Regina Rams 40-34 on Saturday in a Hardy Cup semifinal game and what was the last football game ever played at Mosaic Stadium, née Taylor Field.

UBC will now prepare to face Calgary as the two teams will square off for the Canada West title at McMahon Stadium for the second consecutive season.

For the Rams, Saturday’s game was simply a case of too little, too late. UBC scored 17 points in a span of just under seven minutes midway through the second half to give the Thunderbirds a 26-point lead, and that was just too much for the Rams to overcome. The U of R scored three touchdowns in the second half of the fourth quarter, but weren’t able to recover any of their three onside kick attempts and UBC was able to kneel out for the win after the final Rams touchdown with just nine seconds left.

UBC quarterback Michael O’Connor was 29-for-40, finishing with 397 passing yards and touchdown passes to Marshall Cook and David Mann. Will Watson was UBC’s leading receiver with nine catches for 116 yards, while Trivel Pinto added five catches for 86 yards and Mann finished with five receptions for 72 yards. Ben Cummings rushed 21 times for 92 yards and a touchdown.

Ryley Butler and Kevin Wiens both had sacks for the UBC defence, while Treymont Levy’s forced fumble late in the third quarter was a big part of the second-half push that swung all the momentum in UBC’s favour.

Noah Picton completed 25 of his 35 pass attempts for 364 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Schienbein with seconds remaining in the game. Atlee Simon rushed 16 times for 78 yards and tied Cory Olynick’s school record of three touchdown rushes for the fourth time in his career. Playing in his final game as a Ram, fifth-year slotback Riley Wilson caught nine passes for a career-high 184 yards – most of which came in the fourth quarter alone.

Zack McEachern led the Rams with 10½ tackles, while McEachern, Nicholas Dheilly, Joey Dwyer, and Bryce McKinnon all had a tackle for loss. Cord Delinte picked off O’Connor deep in Rams territory for the second time in three weeks, intercepting a ball on the three-yard line and running it back 47 yards for the team’s longest interception since the 2013 season.

The two teams traded a field goal apiece in the first quarter, but the second saw UBC score 17 points in even quicker succession than what would follow in the second half. After Greg Hutchins’ second field goal of the game and a two-and-out on the ensuing Rams possession, UBC blocked a punt and – for the second time against Regina this season – Colton Zayshley followed that up with a touchdown, this time running it in from 27 yards out. And on UBC’s next possession O’Connor engineered a six-play, 69-yard drive with passes to four different receivers, with the last one going to Cook for a 15-yard touchdown.

But the Rams got one back before the end of the half, as two passes from Picton to Wilson helped set up Simon for his first touchdown of the game and cut UBC’s lead to 20-10 at halftime.

In the third quarter, it looked as though the big interception and return by Delinte might give the Rams a spark, especially after a 15-yard personal foul was tacked on to the end of the return. But the Rams settled for a 30-yard field goal from William McGee to get to within nine at 22-13, and UBC followed that up with a backbreaking drive. The Thunderbirds twice converted on third down during the nine-play, 75-yard drive – first on a fake punt, then on a play where Hutchins appeared to be lining up for a 44-yard field goal before UBC switched formations and had Trivel Pinto rush out of the wildcat for a six-yard gain. Cummings finished off that drive with a one-yard plunge, and UBC followed that up with a field goal after Levy jarred the ball loose from Simon on the first play of the next possession. And after another two-and-out for the Rams, UBC put together long drive. This one went eight plays, covered 80 yards, and took 3:53 off the clock with Mann finishing it off with an 11-yard touchdown catch.

That put UBC up 39-13 and while they only scored one more point the rest of the way, that’s all they needed. A pair of two-yard touchdown runs by Simon brought the Rams to within 13 and Schienbein’s late touchdown catch made it a one-possession game with nine seconds to go, but UBC recovered the U of R’s third onside kick attempt of the quarter to seal the win.

Calgary and UBC will meet next Saturday afternoon (1:00) at McMahon Stadium.


Team Statistics
Game Stats UBC REG
First Downs 42 26
Total Offensive Yards 561 450
Passing Yards 397 364
Rushing Yards 179 106
Penalty Yards 11-118 9-72
3rd Downs 3-3 3-4
4th Downs 0-0 0-0
Time Of Possession 35:21 24:39


Scoring Summary
1st Quarter UBC REG

03:33 – REG – William McGee 19 yd field goal 9 plays, 74 yards, TOP 3:28


00:28 – UBC – Greg Hutchins 40 yd field goal 7 plays, 43 yards, TOP 3:05

2nd Quarter UBC REG

08:12 – UBC – Greg Hutchins 24 yd field goal 14 plays, 82 yards, TOP 5:59


07:20 – UBC – Colton Zayshley 27 yd punt return (Greg Hutchins kick )


03:01 – UBC – Marshall Cook 15 yd pass from M. O’Connor (Greg Hutchins kick ) 6 plays, 69 yards, TOP 2:30


01:10 – REG – Atlee Simon 1 yd run (William McGee kick ), 6 plays, 73 yards, TOP 1:42

3rd Quarter UBC REG

13:42 – UBC – TEAM 12 yd safety


08:38 – REG – William McGee 30 yd field goal 6 plays, 37 yards, TOP 2:29


04:24 – UBC – Ben Cummings 1 yd run (Greg Hutchins kick ), 9 plays, 75 yards, TOP 4:14


02:34 – UBC – Greg Hutchins 31 yd field goal 3 plays, 5 yards, TOP 0:00

4th Quarter UBC REG

12:31 – UBC – David Mann 11 yd pass from M. O’Connor (Greg Hutchins kick ) 8 plays, 80 yards, TOP 3:47


06:14 – REG – Atlee Simon 2 yd run (William McGee kick ), 9 plays, 92 yards, TOP 3:04


02:28 – REG – Atlee Simon 2 yd run (William McGee kick ), 5 plays, 75 yards, TOP 0:55


00:09 – REG – Ryan Schienbein 9 yd pass from Noah Picton (William McGee kick ) 6 plays, 75 yards, TOP 0:47



Saskatchewan (17), Calgary (47)

Source: Ben Matchett, Dinos Football

CALGARY – The University of Calgary Dinos are headed to the Hardy Cup for the ninth consecutive year following a 47-17 semifinal win over the Saskatchewan Huskies Saturday afternoon at McMahon Stadium.

The Dinos will face the winner of the other Canada West semifinal between Regina and UBC in the 80th Hardy Cup game next Saturday at 1 p.m. local, live on Shaw TV. Should Regina win, the game will be at Mosaic Stadium, while a UBC victory would result in a rematch of last year’s conference championship at McMahon Stadium.

Calgary ended the Huskies’ season for the second year in row thanks to a full team effort that got contributions from all three facets as the Dinos rattled off 40 unanswered points after going down 8-0 to start the game.

“We have a lot of work still to do – there were some mistakes in this game we still have to fix – but the effort, energy, and the enthusiasm our guys played with was sure exciting to watch,” said Dinos head coach Wayne Harris. “They gave us everything they had today. All three phases of the game produced points, and you usually get a favourable outcome when that’s the case. Again, it just comes back to effort, and the energy those big plays provided lifted the rest of the team.”

The two teams got things going offensively in the second quarter after both suffered from miscues in the first 15 minutes. Tyler Chow’s two-yard TD run early in the second quarter put the Huskies up 8-0.

Calgary’s next drive set the tone for the 40-point outburst. The Dinos drove 100 yards downfield, finding pay dirt when Dallas Boath hauled in a spectacular one-handed catch in the back of the end zone. The Dinos’ next drive also ended with a major as Sinagra lofted a perfect ball to Austen Hartley for a 46-yard touchdown, and Calgary took a 16-8 lead into the half.

Adam Laurensse put the Dinos in great position to start the third quarter with a 70-yard kickoff return, and the Dinos were right back in the end zone two plays later when Sinagra found a wide-open defensive lineman Connor McGough to make it 23-8.

As the Huskies continued to struggle, the Dinos put the game away with a sequence where they scored 10 points in just 14 seconds. Backed up on offence, Saskatchewan conceded a safety. On the ensuing kickoff, Denzel Radford took it 94 yards to the house, and Niko DiFonte added a kickoff single as the Dinos extended the lead to 33-8.

Robert Stewart and Josiah Joseph added fourth-quarter touchdowns for the Dinos, while the Huskies did show some life with Drew Burko on the field in relief of Kyle Siemens. Burko found Mitch Hillis behind coverage for an 82-yard touchdown in the first minute of the quarter.

Burko and Siemens put up nearly identical numbers, with Siemens completing 13 of 21 passes for 150 yards, while Burko went 12-for-21 for 146 yards – although he did throw a pair of interceptions. Hillis was their top target, with 129 yards on six catches.

Sinagra continued to look more comfortable in the pocket in his third start, completing 17 of 27 passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns. Hartley was the leading target with 145 yards on seven receptions to lead the way for the Calgary offence – which seems to be finding its stride at the right time.

“Every game gets a little better – we’re healthier, Adam is getting more snaps under his belt…he was able to make some fantastic throws today and the receivers were able to get open. Our running game was very strong as well, which keeps the defence off-balance.”

Micah Teitz led the Dinos defensively with 6.5 tackles, with Nick Statz adding five. McGough added four tackles, adding two sacks on the day to go with his offensive touchdown.


1st Quarter

SASK – Sean Stenger 62-yard missed FG single, 12:20, 1-0 SASK

 2nd Quarter

SASK – Tyler Chow 2-yard TD run (Sean Stenger convert), 3:12, 8-0 SASK

CGY – Dallas Boath 6-yard TD catch from Adam Sinagra (Niko DiFonte convert), 6:19, 8-7 SASK

CGY – Niko DiFonte kickoff single, 6:19, 8-8

CGY – Austen Hartley 46-yard TD catch from Adam Sinagra (Niko DiFonte convert), 8:37, 15-8 CGY

CGY – Niko DiFonte kickoff single, 8:40, 16-8 CGY

3rd Quarter

CGY – Connor McGough 2-yard TD catch from Adam Sinagra (Niko DiFonte convert), 0:43, 23-8 CGY

CGY – Team safety, 6:49, 25-8 CGY

CGY – Denzel Radford 94-yard kickoff return TD (Niko DiFonte convert), 7:03, 32-8 CGY

CGY – Niko DiFonte kickoff single, 7:03, 33-8 CGY

4th Quarter

CGY – Robert Stewart 3-yard TD run (Niko DiFonte convert), 0:08, 40-8 CGY

SASK – Mitch Hillis 82-yard TD catch from Drew Burko (Sean Stenger convert), 0:48, 40-15 CGY

SASK – Team safety, 2:15, 40-17 CGY

CGY – Josiah Joseph 6-yard TD run (Niko DiFonte convert), 9:55, 47-17 CGY


Concordia (14), Laval (39)


With files from: Rouge et Or

Laval University, November 5, 2016 – The Rouge et Or football team has secured a place in the final of the Dunsmore Cup for a fourth straight year Saturday, taking the measure of the Concordia Stingers brand 39-14 TELUS-Université Laval Stadium.

Laval will face the Montreal Carabins on Saturday, November 12 at 14h, who won 42-0 over the McGill Redmen in the other semifinal, RSEQ. There will be a fourth and final game between the Reds and the Blues, and a fifth in the last six years. The only difference is that it will be played at CEPSUM rather than on the campus of Laval University, under the Carabins forefront of the classification of the regular season.

This is also the first time since 2004 that the Rouge et Or will not fight for the Dunsmore Cup at home turf. That year, Laval residents were left to sit on the lawn of the Carabins.

Despite a match where the Rouge et Or has accumulated 554 yards, Laval’s head coach was not entirely happy with the output of his team. “I’m not completely satisfied, there have been many failures on all three phases of the game. It will review it next week. We had no right to concentration effort we would have liked, “said Glen Constantin.

Although the score on the scoreboard, it spoke once more of how to win. “The way is still important, because it’s all on video. You leave traces, you must polish your game. I’m happy with the win, but no more, “he said.

Laval attacked early in the game. The Reds crossed the field, but did not manage to cross the goal line to settle for a 12-yard placement Dominic Lévesque.

A fumble by the Rouge et Or would lead the first points Stingers work of quarterback Trenton Miller, who was himself the ball into the end zone, a 18-yard game that was 7-3 for the Bees.

From the kickoff return, Laval resumed advance. The specialist Antony returns Dufour brought the ball over 101 yards, with one rod of his own team record, and the Reds were back in front, 10-7.

After a simple Concordia acquired on a missed field goal, Laval residents were recovering at work. Richard Hugo and his band crossed 75 yards in just four games. The pivot of the Rouge et Or handed to Marc-Antoine Pivin for the major, a set of 17 yards that was 17-8, mark that would last until the end of the first quarter.

The second commitment was quieter in terms of points scored. The Stingers were allocating a safety touch to local early in the period. Then, with 1:38 to play in the half, there Lévesque was his second successful placement of the game 35 yards one.

Concordia replied in turn with a field goal of 23 yards, and after the first 30 minutes, Laval was 22-11 ahead.

The Rouge et Or resumed their scoring drives after halftime. Vincent Alarie-Tardif carried the ball 15 yards to the outside into the end zone for the major, and it was 29-11.

Bees reduced the gap to three points with a 14-yard placement Patrick Mills who was 29-14. But on the last play of the third quarter, Richard was again Pivin unmarked on the left, pass and 72-yard run hit that put the game out of reach at 36-14.

Lévesque added an investment of 24 yards late in the game.

McGill (0), Montreal (42)

With files from: Montreal Carabins

Montreal, November 5, 2016 – The Carabins easily controlled the provincial semi-final against the McGill Redmen by a score of 42-0 in front of 2,779 spectators at CEPSUM Saturday. The Montreal offense scored 32 points during a first half of one-sided encounter and will meet for the fourth straight Dunsmore Cup against the Rouge & Or of Université Laval.

This provincial final match will take place next Saturday at 14h at CEPSUM. For the first time in their history, the Blues will try to win the Dunsmore Cup at home, they will be looking for a third straight Quebec championship. Laval had the top 30-12 in the only match of the presentation of the Dunsmore Cup presented to date on the UdeM campus in 2004.

Efforts during the last week of training resulted in an explosive offensive efficiency and a virtually flawless defensive, which greatly pleased the head coach of the Blues, Danny Maciocia. “We played well in all three facets of the game. The attack did great things with the passing game and we were able to establish the ground game. Defensively, it’s been a few weeks we play well and special teams played well too. It’ll also take this kind of performance next week if we want to win.

After stopping McGill University in their first possession, Montreal opened the machine through the air. Samuel Caron (Civil Engineering, Polytechnic) spotted Robbi Christopher Dejean (Administration, HEC Montreal) for a gain of 27 yards and Régis Cibasu (Administration, HEC Montreal) for a touchdown on a long gain of 49 yards. Felix Menard-Brière (Landscape Architecture) was then instructed to give his family a two possessions by passing a 14-yard placement and accumulating a simple early in the second quarter of play.

Thereafter, the defense of the Blues quickly handed the ball to the members of the offensive, which have benefited. With two faufilades of productive quarter and a long connection with Guillaume Caron Package (Industrial Relations) for 55 yards and the touchdown, the Blues are retired to the locker room with a lead of 32 points.

After establishing a comfortable lead, the Carabins concentrated close to the defensive game in the second half of the clash. Alex Cromer-Émond (Medicine), who had intercepted the opposing quarter Frédéric Paquette, Perreault earlier in the meeting, again stole an opposing pass in the air in the middle of the third quarter, which led to the touchdown of Gabriel Parent (Homeland Security) over a distance of two yards. The fourth quarter of game enabled Ménard-Brière to succeed his second placement of the day, this time over a distance of 16 yards. Montreal defensive front, which allowed just five points from their last three games, controlled the pace of play until the last whistle in order to reap the shutout.

Samuel Caron finished the game with impressive statistics. In three quarters of work, he completed 17 of 24 pass attempts by accumulated 335 total yards and two touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns. It goes without saying that the Montreal quarter was all smiles after the victory. “We left a lot of games on the field last week and wanted to resume this week, said Caron. We talked a little and has adjusted it’s very positive. It was a very good match.

For the opponent Paquette-Perrault, the day was more complicated, with 16 successful passes in 31 trials for 139 yards and three interceptions. The Redmen have also committed four turnovers during that meeting.


Carleton (14), Western (51)

Source: Western Mustungs

LONDON, Ont. – The Western Mustangs are headed back to the Yates Cup for the second consecutive year after a 51-24 win over the Carleton Ravens in an OUA Semifinal on Saturday afternoon at TD Stadium.

Western will take on the Laurier Golden Hawks for the OUA Championship on Saturday, November 12, with game time set for 1 p.m. at TD Stadium. Laurier advanced to the title game with a 21-19 victory over McMaster.

Despite the win, Mustangs head coach Greg Marshall was quick to point out the fact that the Mustangs have room to improve in order for next week’s championship.

“Too many penalties, but I am happy that we won,” said Marshall. “[Carleton] are a very good team and I am happy with the way we controlled the line of scrimmage. Just sloppy, but when you play good teams sometimes that happens. The number of holding penalties is an issue, but the number of undisciplined penalties is something that will be addressed.”

The Mustangs were flagged 23 times for 287 yards in the win.

Despite the penalty trouble on both sides of the ball, the Mustangs offence had a strong day overall, racking up 598 yards of offence and 32 first downs. Cedric Joseph led the way on the scoresheet, running for 107 yards on 16 carries, with four touchdowns.

Chris Merchant guided the Mustangs attack, throwing for 234 yards and two touchdowns on 11-for-19 passing. He also added another 97 yards on the ground on 13 carries.

“First half especially I felt really good. I thought we executed really well and everything kind of fell into place for our game plan,” said Merchant. “Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been learning the offence more vividly and thoroughly. I felt way more confident and my teammates helped me out today. Things opened up and it showed on the scoreboard.”

On the defensive side of the ball, the Mustangs were led again by Jean-Gabriel Poulin who made 7.5 tackles and recorded an interception. Mackenzie Ferguson also recorded an interception early in the game that led into a touchdown for the purple and white on the ensuing drive.

Although Carleton received the opening kickoff, their first drive didn’t last long as on their first play from scrimmage Ravens quarterback Jesse Mills underthrew a ball that was picked off by Ferguson. His interception gave the Mustangs terrific field positon, and they did not let it go to waste, as four plays later, Merchant found Tom Marshall for a five-yard touchdown to put Western up 7-0 less than 90 seconds into the game.

Western extended their lead late in the first quarter, capping off a nine play, 90-yard drive with a six-yard touchdown run from Joseph.

Carleton, however, refused to go away quietly. They responded with a touchdown of their own to open the second quarter. Mills engineered a 70-yard drive that ended with a 13-yard pass to receiver Nate Behar. Behar did a nice job to keep his toes in bounds on the scoring play and closed Western’s lead to only seven points. A Michael Domagala field goal only a minute later drew the Ravens to within four less than five minutes into the second quarter.

However, that was as close as the Ravens would get, as following that Carleton touchdown drive the Mustangs put their foot on the gas and did not let up. Western scored three touchdowns in the second quarter, with Joseph adding another rushing major, while Harry McMaster and Marshall caught TD passes from Merchant and Stevenson Bone respectively to giver the Mustangs a 35-17 lead at the half.

Joseph would add two more touchdowns in the second half to help the Mustangs secure the win by a final score of 51-24.

“When a running back has a great day at the office you got to give it up to the o-line,” said Joseph. “I really thought the o-line stepped up today and took on the challenge head on. All my credit to the five guys up front and the fullbacks doing the extra blocking.”

The Mustangs will now host the Laurier Golden Hawks in the 109th Yates Cup on Saturday, November 12th, at TD Stadium. The Hawks have already made a trip to London this season in a game which the Mustangs won 45-26.

When asked about the chance to win the Yates, Merchant asserted that this was their goal from the very start of the season.

“It feels awesome. It’s what I came here to do. We are going to take that next step and focus on next week. We are going to come into practice with really focused minds.”


McMaster (19), Laurier (21)

Source: Michael Grobe, McMaster Marauders

WATERLOO, Ont. (November 5, 2016) – McMaster’s football season came to a sudden halt as the No. 5 Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks topped the Marauders 21-19 in the OUA semifinal on Saturday in Waterloo, Ont.

After trailing 21-6 midway through the third quarter, the Marauders tried to mount a season saving late comeback to bring the score within two points (21-19).  McMaster had two more opportunities in the closing minutes to earn the win, but the Laurier defence held strong to end the Marauders 2016 season.

Quarterback Asher Hastings of Regina tossed 336-yards with two touchdowns in the loss. Hastings’ 336 passing yards were his second highest total this year.

McMaster’s Dan Petermann of Stoney Creek, Ont., was the game’s top receiver hauling in 131 yards on 15 receptions while Dan Vandervoort of Barrie, Ont., posted 116 yards receiving on 11 catches.  Petermann and Max Cameron of St. Catharines, Ont., had the two receiving touchdowns in the game

Rookie kicker Adam Preocanin from Burlington, Ont. continued his stellar season notching field goals from 27 and 31-yards while hitting several long punts and kickoffs.

Laurier built a 20-6 lead in the opening half with touchdowns from Kurleigh Gittens Jr. of Ottawa and Osayi Iginuan of Hamilton. Gittens touchdown came on a loud 63-yard pass from Michael Knevel (Brantford, Ont.), just before the first quarter ended while Iginuan punched in the ball on a one-yard run with 43 seconds remaining in the half.

For Laurier Knevel was 11 for 18 throwing for 159-yards in the air including the 63-yard touchdown bomb in the first quarter.  Gittens tallied 72-yards receiving while Levondre Gordon of Mississauga, Ont., rushed for 92 yards in the win.

The Golden Hawks advance to the 109th Yates Cup battling the No. 3 Western Mustangs who knocked off the No. 8 Carleton Ravens 51-24 in the other OUA semifinal game on Saturday.  The Yates Cup goes next Saturdayand will be hosted by Western in London, Ont.  Kickoff is set for 1:00pm and will be broadcast on CHCH.

McMaster finishes the year with an overall record of 7-3 (6-2 regular season) with their only regular season losses coming against Ottawa and Western.  Season highlights include a 40-10 win over Carleton in the season opener and then a 32-5 win against Toronto on Football Day in Hamilton which was played at Tim Horton’s Field.  McMaster was also a perfect 5-0 at home including a 4-0 record at Ron Joyce Stadium.

The Marauders had the best defence in Ontario and third best in the country trailing only Montreal and Laval.  McMaster’s defence surrendered just 87 points over eight regular season games for an average of 10.9 per game.

Although the Marauders season is over, university football in Hamilton isn’t quite over with the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Vanier Cup scheduled for November 26, 2016 at Tim Horton’s Field.  The best two teams in the country will battle for university football’s top prize – the Vanier Cup in the national championship game.  Tickets are still available visit: www.vaniercup.com to purchase.

Rushing Yards 39 234
Penalty Yards 9-67 13-133
3rd Downs 1-2 0-0
4th Downs 0-0 0-0
Time Of Possession 28:36 31:19


Scoring Summary
1st Quarter MAC WLU

07:32 – WLU – N Mesher 28 yd field goal 9 plays, 55 yards, TOP 3:18


01:40 – MAC – Adam Preocanin 27 yd field goal 5 plays, 42 yards, TOP 1:51


00:46 – WLU – K Gittens Jr. 63 yd pass from M Knevel (N Mesher kick ) 2 plays, 75 yards, TOP 0:54

2nd Quarter MAC WLU

07:11 – WLU – N Mesher 31 yd field goal 3 plays, -4 yards, TOP 0:50


02:03 – MAC – Adam Preocanin 31 yd field goal 6 plays, 52 yards, TOP 2:05


00:43 – WLU – O Iginuan 1 yd run (N Mesher kick ), 5 plays, 75 yards, TOP 1:20

3rd Quarter MAC WLU

03:20 – MAC – Dan Petermann 9 yd pass from Asher Hastings (Adam Preocanin kick ) 12 plays, 86 yards, TOP 5:27

4th Quarter MAC WLU

05:07 – MAC – Max Cameron 15 yd pass from Asher Hastings (Asher Hastings pass failed) 5 plays, 37 yards, TOP 1:55




Acadia (18), Mount Allison (27)

Source: MTA

For the first time in history, the Mount Allison Mounties are headed to the Loney Bowl for the fourth straight year.  The Mounties delighted an energetic hometown crowd with a 27-18 win over the Acadia Axemen in the Subway AUS Semi-final game Saturday afternoon.

With the win, the Mounties now advance to the 2016 Subway Loney Bowl for the AUS championship to be played Saturday, November 12th (2PM) against StFX in Antigonish, NS.  The Mounties were Loney Bowl champions in 2013 and 2014 before losing 14-12 to StFX at last year’s championship game.

Acadia was the first to strike on Saturday when Brandon Jennings hit his first of four field goals on the day from 45 yards out with 5 minutes remaining in the 1st quarter.  The Mounties took the lead with 7 minutes gone in the 2nd quarter when freshman quarterback Jakob Loucks sprinted untouched to the end zone from 4 yards out  for the touchdown.  This capped a 6 play, 48 yard drive to give the Mounties a 7-3 lead.

Acadia retook the lead late in the 2nd quarter with a pair of field goals from Jennings, first from 36 yards out with 3 minutes remaining and then again from 36 yards out with 51 seconds remaining.  The 9-7 Acadia lead was short-lived however as the Mounties used a 41 yard pass from Loucks to Hicks to put them in field goal range.  Louck’s longest completion of the day set Ryan Lambert up for a 37 yard field goal with 9 seconds remaining to send the Mounties to the locker room with a 10-9 lead at halftime.

Acadia grabbed their final lead of the day when Jennings connected for his fourth field goal, this time from 26 yards, with six minutes gone in the 3rd quarter.

The Mounties would answer back with a 75 yard drive that ended with a 2 yard touchdown run from Chris Reid to give the Mounties a 17-12 lead with 5 minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter.

Shortly after that punt returner Idahosa Yorke electrified the home crowd with a 54-yard punt return touchdown only to have it called back because of an offside call on the Mounties.  Acadia punted again, this time with Yorke returning the ball to the Acadia 25 yard line.   Acadia also picked up unnecessary roughness on the play, giving the Mounties the ball on the 10 yard line.  Two plays later Loucks punched it in from 1 yard out to extend the Mounties lead to 24-12.

The Mounties added a 28 yard field goal from Lambert with 10 minutes remaining to give them a 27-12 lead.  Acadia would cut the deficit to 27-18 with a touchdown of their own with only 6 seconds remaining.  The Mounties recovered the ensuing kickoff and all that was left was to run the final seconds off the clock.

Chris Reid, the Subway Player of the game for the Mounties ran for 209 yards and 1 touchdown on 34 carries for the Mounties.  Jakob Loucks was 13 of 22 for 117 yards on the day.  Loucks also added 55 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns for the Mounties offense.  All-Canadian defensive back Devante Sampson led the Mounties defense with 8.5 tackles.

Acadia quarterback Cody Cluett was 29 of 52 for 290 yards for the Axemen.  Dillan Fortune had 34 yards on 7 carries for Acadia, who only had 88 yards rushing on the day.  William Wojcik led the Axemen defensively with 8 tackles.

The 2016 Subway AUS Loney Bowl can be seen on Bell Aliant’s TV1 or by webcast at www.austv.ca.  This year’s Loney Bowl winner will travel to player the winner of the Canada West conference for the 2016 Mitchell Bowl on Saturday, November 19th.


ACADIA vs. Mount Allison at Sackville, NB
11/5/2016 at 2:05 PM
Mount Allison
Acadia (2-7, 2-6) 3 6 3 6 18
Mount Allison (4-5, 4-4) 0 10 14 3 27
Sackville, NB | Alumni Field
1 05:32 Acadia – B. Jennings 45 yd field goal.
Drive: 10 plays, 48 yards in 4:48.
3 – 0
2 07:40 Mount Allison – Jakob Loucks 4 yd run. (Ryan Lambert kick is good).
Drive: 6 plays, 48 yards in 1:57.
3 – 7
2 03:08 Acadia – B. Jennings 36 yd field goal.
Drive: 11 plays, 59 yards in 4:27.
6 – 7
2 00:51 Acadia – B. Jennings 36 yd field goal.
Drive: 7 plays, 19 yards in 1:48.
9 – 7
2 00:09 Mount Allison – Ryan Lambert 37 yd field goal.
Drive: 4 plays, 46 yards in 0:42.
9 – 10
3 09:34 Acadia – B. Jennings 26 yd field goal.
Drive: 8 plays, 55 yards in 3:28.
12 – 10
3 05:42 Mount Allison – Chris Reid 2 yd run. (Ryan Lambert kick is good).
Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards in 3:52.
12 – 17
3 02:23 Mount Allison – Jakob Loucks 1 yd run. (Ryan Lambert kick is good).
Drive: 3 plays, 10 yards in 1:14.
12 – 24
4 10:23 Mount Allison – Ryan Lambert 28 yd field goal.
Drive: 4 plays, 21 yards in 1:22.
12 – 27
4 00:07 Acadia – Cody Cluett 10 yd run. (2pt conversion pass by Cody Cluett failed).
Drive: 8 plays, 65 yards in 0:55.
18 – 27
Total Offensive Plays
Average gain per play
Net yards per pass play
Sacked: Number-Yards
Had intercepted
Rushing Attempts
Average gain per rush
10-307 PUNTS: Number-Yards 11-320
30.7 Average 29.1
Punt Returns: Number-Yards
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards
Interception Returns: Number-Yards
0 0
15-160 PENALTIES: Number-Yards 12-110
1-1 FUMBLES: Number-Lost 0-0
3-13 SACKS: Number-Yards 0-0
1-0 INTERCEPTIONS: Number-Yards 0 0


Mount Allison

Cody Cluett 29-52 290 27 0 0
Jakob Loucks 13-22 117 41 0 1
Dakota Brush 0-0 0 0 0 0
Dillan Fortune 7 34 4.9 8 0
D. Obiang Jr. 4 21 5.3 7 0
Cody Cluett 2 19 9.5 10 1
Eli Prochnau 3 11 3.7 7 0
Hunter Guenard 2 4 2.0 3 0
Garvin Cius 1 1 1.0 1 0
TEAM 2 -2 -1.0 0 0
Chris Reid 34 209 6.1 22 1
Jakob Loucks 7 55 7.9 16 2
TEAM 2 -2 -1.0 0 0
S. Robinson 11 144 13.1 26 0
Eli Prochnau 7 65 9.3 27 0
Bradley Vince 4 35 8.8 11 0
Thomas Troop 5 32 6.4 10 0
C. Hastings 1 8 8.0 8 0
Blake Rennick 1 6 6.0 6 0
Josh Hicks 1 41 41.0 41 0
Dakota Brush 4 27 6.8 15 0
Ian Carty 2 21 10.5 13 0
M. Richards 2 18 9.0 14 0
Quinn Leblanc 3 10 3.3 6 0
Chris Reid 1 0 0.0 0 0
B. Jennings 4/4 45 12
Ryan Lambert 2/2 37 3/3 9
B. Jennings 3 97 32.3 38 0 2
Jeffrey Beattie 7 210 30.0 44 0 0
Ryan Lambert 11 320 29.1 45 0 0
B. Jennings 1 50 50.0 0 0
Ryan Lambert 3 173 57.7 0 0
S. Robinson 2 33 16.5 18 0
Jaylen King 1 10 10.0 10 0
Kiel Ambursley 1 19 19.0 19 0
S. Robinson 6 42 7.0 13 0
Eli Prochnau 1 14 14.0 14 0
Arrien McDonald 1 11 11.0 11 0
Idahosa Yorke 7 67 9.6 26 0
H. Hastings 1 0 0.0 0 0
S. Robinson 1 1
27 William Wojcik 5 6 8
36 Matthew Nettle 4 5 6.5
40 Bailey Feltmate 3 7 6.5
1 Ben Wallace 5 1 5.5 1 – 1 2 – 3
19 B. Johnston 3 3 4.5
21 Garvin Cius 4 0 4 2
2 B. Jennings 3 1 3.5
55 Adam Melanson 3 1 3.5 1.5 – 7 2.5 – 9
8 Dale Wright 2 2 3
25 H. Hastings 3 0 3 1-0 1
37 Charles Dee 2 1 2.5
99 Eric Fraser 1 3 2.5
75 Gabriel Bagnell 1 1 1.5 0.5 – 5 0.5 – 5
90 Brady Switzer 1 1 1.5
28 Thomas Troop 1 0 1
31 S. Reynolds 1 0 1
TOTALS 42 32 58 3 – 13 5 – 17 1-0 3
4 Devante Sampson 8 1 8.5 1
9 Nate Rostek 4 4 6
25 Dylan Cossar 5 1 5.5 2
10 Jesse Myers 3 3 4.5 1 – 1 1
23 P. Thompson 1 6 4 2
97 Donovan Glave 2 3 3.5
12 Avery Maloney 2 2 3
11 Damian Halstead 0 5 2.5 1-0
28 Tyree Dunn 2 1 2.5 2
40 Kyle Horsman 1 3 2.5
22 Quinn Leblanc 1 0 1
27 Jordan Redding 0 2 1
31 Dylan Cormier 0 2 1
52 Aidan McKenna 1 0 1
93 A. Contreras fa 0 2 1
96 M. Esokpunwu 1 0 1
98 Mitch Macaulay 1 0 1
90 Robie Holland 0 1 0.5
TOTALS 32 36 50 0 – 0 1 – 1 1-0 8
Location: Sackville, NB
Stadium: Alumni Field
Attendance: 1412
Weather: Partly cloudy
Temperature: 3 C
Wind: W 10 kph
Referee: John Peters
Umpire: Barry DeBaie
Head Linesman: Pat Fairweather
Line Judge: Wray Dunn
Back Judge: Vince Williams
Field Judge: Al Gates
Side Judge: Colin Bawn
Scorekeeper: John McGowan



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