SASKATOON – Calgary quarterback Adam Sinagra went off on the Saskatchewan defence Friday night.
Sinagra threw for 569 yards with three touchdowns as the No. 3 Dinos beat the No. 7 Huskies 37-28 to open the USports football season with three straight wins.
Sinagra’s performance placed him second all-time in USports for passing yards in a single game. The record is held by former Calgary QB Greg Vavra, who threw for 627 yards against Saskatchewan in October 1983.
Rookie receiver Jalen Philpot was Sinagra’s go-to target on the night for the Dinos (3-0). He had eight receptions for 135 receiving yards and two touchdowns, including a 50-yard TD in the third quarter.
Saskatchewan QB Kyle Siemens had a respectable night himself despite the first loss of the season for the Huskies (2-1). He threw for 277 yards and two TDs and is now fifth all-time in career passing yards as a Huskie (2-1) with 6,636. Next on the list is his father Doug Siemens, who currently sits in fourth place with 7,153.
RAMS 19 THUNDERBIRDS 17
REGINA – Aldo Galvan got a second chance for the winning field goal after a UBC penalty negated his first attempt, and he made it count as the clock expired to lift the No. 6 Rams (2-1) over the No. 10 Thunderbirds (1-2).
LONDON, Ont. – Chris Merchant threw for 270 yards and three touchdowns, while Cedric Joseph had 119 yards on the ground and ran in two scores as the defending Vanier Cup champion Western Mustangs thrashed the York University Lions on Saturday 76-3 to move to 3-0 to start to the USports football season.
Trey Humes also rushed for 121 yards and a touchdown, and Alex Taylor and Kevin John ran in a score apiece for the Mustangs, who sit atop the OUA standings.
Merchant connected with Dejuan Martin (three receptions for 77 yards), Harry McMaster (two receptions 71 yards) and Alex Taylor (two receptions 55 yards) on his three touchdowns.
Dante Mastrogiuseppe broke the goose egg for the Lions (1-3) with a 44-yard field goal in the second quarter.
The defence also came up big for Western, picking off York quarterback Noah Craney four times, including Bleska Kambamba’s 52-yard pick for a touchdown in the third.
Marc Liegghio was 3 for 3 on field goals for the Mustangs.
AXEMEN 38 MOUNTIES 26
WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Alex Lawrie finished off a 49-yard drive with his second rushing touchdown and Rory Kelly scored on a 68-yard interception return as Acadia (2-1) overcame a fourth-quarter deficit to beat Mount Allison (1-2).
MARAUDERS 37 BLUES 3
HAMILTON – Andreas Dueck threw for 372 yards and three touchdowns while McMaster’s defence picked off Clay Sequeira twice as the Marauders (2-2) cruised to victory over Toronto (0-3).
WARRIORS 34 GOLDEN HAWKS 32
WATERLOO, ONT. – Tre Ford threw for 472 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner on an 88-yard pass to Tyler Ternowski, as Waterloo (3-1) pulled out a win over Laurier (2-1).
RAVENS 42 GAELS 39
OTTAWA – Michael Arruda threw for 303 yards and two touchdowns while Nathan Carter had 159 yards on the ground as Carleton (3-1) squeaked out a victory over Queen’s (2-2).
GRYPHONS 26 LANCERS 20
WINDSOR, ONT. – Theo Landers had 145 yards in the air, connecting on a touchdown pass to Kade Belyk, and ran for 164 ran as Guelph (2-2) pushed Windsor’s winless streak to four to open the season.
STINGERS 33 REDMEN 26
MONTREAL – Adam Vance found Sam Nadon on six-yard pass for the game-winning score in the fourth quarter – the quarterback’s third touchdown of game – as Concordia (2-1) came out on top against McGill (1-2).
X-MEN 42 GAITERS 2
ANTIGONISH, N.S. – Bailey Wasdal had 256 yards and two touchdowns in the air, while running in a third as St. Francis Xavier (2-1) crushed Bishop’s (0-4), which has yet to pick up a win this season.
CARABINS 43 VERT & OR 11
SHERBROOKE, QUE. – Dimitri Morand threw for 283 yards and connected on two touchdown passes to Asnnel Robo and Montreal (2-1) thumped winless Sherbrooke (0-4).
BISONS 37 GOLDEN BEARS 21
WINNIPEG – Des Catellier threw for three touchdowns – including two in the fourth quarter to Dylan Schrot – as Manitoba (1-2) held off Alberta (0-3) to pick up its first win of the season.
Acadia 38 Mount Allison 26
McMaster 37 Toronto 3
Guelph 26 Windsor 20
Carleton 42 Queen’s 39 (OT)
Waterloo 34 Wilfrid Laurier 32
Western 76 York 3
Concordia 33 McGill 26
St. Francis Xavier 42 Bishop’s 2
Montreal 43 Sherbrooke 11
Manitoba 37 Alberta 21
Calgary 37 Saskatchewan 28
Regina 19 British Columbia 17
Friday, Sept. 21
Acadia at Saint Mary’s, 6 p.m.
Regina at Saskatchewan, 8 p.m.
Manitoba at Alberta, 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 22
St. Francis Xavier at Mount Allison, 1 p.m.
Western at Waterloo, 1 p.m.
Wilfrid Laurier at McMaster, 1 p.m.
Queen’s at Guelph, 1 p.m.
Carleton at Toronto, 1 p.m.
York at Ottawa, 1 p.m.
Montreal at Concordia, 1 p.m.
Calgary at British Columbia, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 23
McGill at Laval, 1 p.m.