USports Round Up: Montreal upsets No. 1 Laval

Montreal 21 Laval 16
MONTREAL – The Montreal Carabins upset the top-ranked Laval Rouge et Or with a 21-16 win before a sold-out crowd of more than 5,000 on Saturday.

The Carabins racked up more than 450 yards of offence as head coach Danny Maciocia’s squad snapped a 13-game losing streak against powerhouse Laval.

“It’s just one victory, but it’s definitely important,” Maciocia said. “We still have a lot of work to do and mistakes to correct, but we can be proud of our early season.”

Montreal quarterback Samuel Caron went 27 of 40 for 377 yards and two touchdowns, while Laval’s Hugo Richard threw for 318 yards on 28 of 40 passing with a touchdown as well as an interception. He was sacked four times. Carabins receiver Guillaume Paquet had 144 yards on the day.

The win is likely to vault Montreal, who came into the game ranked No. 2 in the country, ahead of Laval and further intensify one of the best rivalries in Canadian university football.

Acadia 38 St. Francis Xavier 24
ANTIGONISH, N.S. – Cody Cluett threw for 201 yards and three touchdowns, including two to receiver Cordell Hastings, as Acadia (2-1) beat St.FX (1-2).

British Columbia 32 Manitoba 18
VANCOUVER – Michael O’Connor threw two touchdowns and Ben Cummings rushed for 145 yards on 24 carries as UBC (1-1) downed Manitoba (0-2).

Guelph 82 Windsor 10
GUELPH, Ont. – James Roberts threw for 302 yards and four touchdown passes and running backs Jamal Hooker and Johnny Augustine ran in two scores apiece to power the Gryphons (1-2) over Windsor (0-3).

McGill 18 Sherbrooke 16
SHERBROOKE, Que. – Findlay Brown kicked three field-goals – including the winner with 26 seconds remaining – as McGill (1-1) rallied for an 18-16 victory over the Vert et Or (0-3).

Ottawa 26 York 17
TORONTO – Donald Shaw ran in a 35-yard touchdown with 41 seconds left to cement Ottawa’s (3-0) victory over York (0-3).

Saint Mary’s 40 Bishop’s 21
SHERBROOKE, Que. – Kaleb Scott threw four touchdown passes but was intercepted three times as Saint Mary’s (2-0) beat Bishop’s (0-2).

Waterloo 28 Toronto 23
WATERLOO, Ont. – Receiver Richmond Nketiah caught two touchdown passes and the Waterloo Warriors staved off a fourth-quarter comeback attempt to beat the Toronto Varsity Blues 28-23 in U Sports football action on Saturday. Lucas McConnell completed 18-of-25 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown and Tre Ford threw for 13 yards and a score for Waterloo (2-0). Clay Segueira led the offence for Toronto (1-1), throwing for a touchdown and running in another. Sequiera was also intercepted twice. The Varsity Blues put up nine points in the fourth quarter capped by Segueira’s 18-yard TD run with 1:40 to play. Their two-point conversion attempt failed.

Western 29 McMaster 14
HAMILTON – Chris Merchant overcame two interceptions to throw for 189 yards and a touchdown and kicker Marc Liegghio hit three field goals as Western (3-0) stayed undefeated while handing the Marauders (2-1) their first loss of the season.

Wilfrid Laurier 38 Carleton 35
WATERLOO, Ont. – Levondre Gordon ran for 208 yards with two touchdowns as Laurier (2-0) held off a late rally from Carleton (1-2) to pick up the win.

Friday’s results

Calgary 46 Regina 26
CALGARY – Adam Sinagra threw three touchdown passes – including two to Karl Hunter – as the Calgary Dinos downed the Regina Rams 46-26 on Saturday in U Sports football action.
Sinagra completed 26-of-33 passes for 351 yards, with seven different receivers catching a pass. Hunter led all receivers with six catches for 131 yards while Michael Klukas had six catches for 100 yards for the Dinos (2-0). Running back Jeshrun Antwi helped out his quarterback by rushing the ball for 114 yards on 18 carries. Noah Picton was 25-of-37 for 300 yards and three touchdowns for the Rams (1-1), who took 13 penalties totaling 100 yards. Calgary led 22-17 at half before outscoring Regina 24-9 in the final two quarters.

Saskatchewan 43 Alberta 17
SASKATOON – Kyle Siemens threw five touchdown passes as the Huskies (2-0) downed Alberta (0-2) at Griffiths Stadium. Ed Ilnicki rushed for 199 yards on 26 carries for the Golden Bears.

Friday, Sept. 15
Acadia at Saint Mary’s, 6 p.m.
Bishop’s at Mount Allison, 6:30 p.m.
Sherbrooke at Montreal, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 16
Waterloo at Carleton, 1 p.m.
Western at Windsor, 1 p.m.
Ottawa at McMaster, 1 p.m.
Wilfrid Laurier at Queen’s, 1 p.m.
Guelph at Toronto, 1 p.m.
McGill at Concordia, 2 p.m.
Calgary at Manitoba, 2 p.m.
Alberta at Regina, 3 p.m.
Saskatchewan at British Columbia, 8 p.m.



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