WATERLOO, Ont. – Chris Merchant threw for 348 yards and six touchdown passes as the Vanier Cup champion Western Mustangs downed the Waterloo Warriors 67-7 on Saturday in USports football action.
Cole Majoros and Brett Ellerman caught three TDs apiece and Cedric Joseph and Kevin John each ran in a score as Western improved to 4-0 on the season while extending its win streak to 16 games. Majoros was the game’s top receiver with 123 yards, including one 61-yard catch.
Warriors quarterback Tre Ford was 8 for 16 with a touchdown pass and an interception after saying before the game “I think we’re better.”
Waterloo (3-2) was coming off a stunning 34-32 victory over the perennial powerhouse Laurier Golden Hawks last weekend, the Warriors’ first win over their cross-town rivals since 2002.
They have not beaten the Mustangs since 2001.
X-MEN 35 MOUNTIES 27
SACKVILLE, N.B. – Bailey Wasdal threw a TD strike to Kaion Julien-Grant as part of a 25-point fourth quarter and StFX (3-1) went on to beat Mount Allison (1-3).
MARAUDERS 21 GOLDEN HAWKS 20
HAMILTON – Mitch Garland returned an interception 12 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter, and McMaster (3-2) held on to defeat Laurier (2-2).
GEE-GEES 42 LIONS 16
OTTAWA – Sawyer Buettner threw for 238 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Gee-Gees (3-1) past York (1-4).
LAVAL, Que. – Hugo Richard was near perfect before getting to rest the entire second half as the Laval Rouge et Or downed the McGill Redmen 53-7 on Sunday to remain undefeated in USports football action.
Richard was 28-of-30 for 362 yards and four touchdowns passes as Laval (4-0) built up a 42-0 lead at halftime. Richard also rushed for a TD.
Samuel Chenard took over to start the third quarter and was 6 for 12 for 154 yards with one TD and one interception.
Matthew Robitaille was the Rouge et Or’s leading receiver with 136 yards on five catches, including an 89-yarder in the fourth quarter to make it a 51-0 score.
Dimitrios Sinodinos was 7-of-24 for 129 yards with one TD and two picks for the Redmen (1-3).
Sinodinos hooked up with Remi Bertellin for a 20-yard TD with under two minutes to go to keep McGill from being blanked.
CARABINS 74 STINGERS 3
MONTREAL – Montreal’s (3-1) defence came up with five interceptions, while its attack rushed for five touchdowns as it cruised past Concordia (2-2).
RAVENS 38 BLUES 26
TORONTO – Daniel Diodati’s 99-yard punt return for a touchdown cut Toronto’s (0-4) deficit to six with fewer than six minutes remaining, but Carleton (4-1) hit two straight field goals to hold on for the win.
GAELS 33 GRYPHONS 32
GUELPH, Ont. – Theo Landers tossed two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, and Guelph (2-3) put up 18 points in the frame, but couldn’t complete the comeback over Queen’s (3-2).
DINOS 32 THUNDERBIRDS 28
VANCOUVER – Quarterback Adam Sinagra found Alex Basilis on a 10-yard pass for the game-winning touchdown with just over four minutes left as Calgary (3-0) stayed undefeated with a win over UBC (1-2).
HALIFAX – Kaleb Scott threw for 229 yards and a touchdown, and picked up 53 yards on the ground to maintain the Saint Mary’s Huskies’ perfect start to the season with a 26-16 win over the Acadia Axemen in U Sports football action on Friday.
Scott completed 17-of-26 passes, including a 15-yard TD strike to Rick LeMoignan in the third quarter, as the Huskies moved to 3-0.
Jericho Daher rushed for 19 yards on 10 attempts, finding the end zone on a two-yard run to wrap up a 75-yard drive in the second quarter to put the Huskies ahead of the Axemen (2-1), 10-3. They never trailed after that.
Acadia’s Hunter Guenard was 20 for 27 in the air with a touchdown and two interceptions, both to Mandella Loggale.
Dale Wright rushed for 85 yards on 15 attempts for the Axmen.
BISONS 37 GOLDEN BEARS 27
EDMONTON – Des Catellier had 303 passing yards and four touchdowns, including a game-winning toss to Trysten Dyce, as Manitoba (2-2) extended Alberta’s losing streak to open the season to four games.
HUSKIES 33 RAMS 20
SASKATOON, SASK. – Kyle Siemens connected with Colton Klassen for two touchdowns and threw a third to Jesse Kuntz as Saskatchewan (3-1) dumped Regina (2-2).
Laval 53 McGill 7
St. Francis Xavier 35 Mount Allison 27
Western 67 Waterloo 7
McMaster 21 Wilfrid Laurier 20
Queen’s 33 Guelph 32
Carleton 38 Toronto 26
Ottawa 42 York 16
Montreal 74 Concordia 3
Calgary 32 British Columbia 28
Saint Mary’s 26 Acadia 16
Saskatchewan 33 Regina 20
Manitoba 37 Alberta 27
Friday, Sept. 28
Sherbrooke at Montreal, 7 p.m.
British Columbia at Alberta, 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 29
Saint Mary’s at St. Francis Xavier, 1 p.m.
Ottawa at Carleton, 1 p.m.
Western at Queen’s, 1 p.m.
Toronto at Windsor, 1 p.m.
Guelph at Wilfrid Laurier, 1 p.m.
Mount Allison at Bishop’s, 2 p.m.
Laval at Concordia, 2 p.m.
Saskatchewan at Calgary, 3 p.m.
Regina at Manitoba, 3 p.m.
Waterloo at York, 5 p.m.