Race for 2021 Vanier Cup down to 14 Canadian university football teams

Courtesy: U Sports

The race for the Vanier Cup is down to 14 teams following a weekend of U Sports action across the country.

The post-season is already underway in the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) with No. 1 Montréal and No. 5 Laval set to meet in the Dunsmore Cup on Saturday after eliminating Sherbrooke and Concordia this past weekend.

The Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs have also kicked off with No. 3 Queen’s and Ottawa set to meet in one semi-final and No. 2 Western and No. 7 Guelph meeting in the other. Carleton, Toronto, No. 9 Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier were eliminated on Saturday.

The post-season is set to being this weekend in Canada West (CW) with No. 4 Saskatchewan hosting British Columbia and Manitoba hosting Alberta. The same is true in Atlantic University Sport (AUS) where No. 6 St. FX will face Acadia and Mount Allison will face Bishop’s.

The winner of the RSEQ (Dunsmore Cup) and Canada West (Hardy Trophy) will play in the Uteck Bowl for a berth in the Vanier Cup. Their opponent will be the winner of the Mitchell Bowl, played between the winner of the AUS (Loney Bowl) and OUA (Yates Cup).

The 56th Vanier Cup is slated for Saturday, Dec. 4 at Stade Telus-Université Laval in Quebec City.

St Mary’s (AUS, 1-5), McGill (RSEQ, 1-7), York (OUA, 0-6), Windsor (OUA, 2-4), No. 10 McMaster (OUA, 3-3), No. 8 Calgary (CW, 2-4), and Regina (CW, 1-5) did not qualify for the post-season.

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