Laval Rouge et Or move up U Sports football top ten rankings following win over Montreal Carabins

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The Laval Rouge et Or have moved up two spots in the U Sports football top ten rankings after beating the previously undefeated Montreal Carabins by a score of 22-3 on Sunday.

Laval entered the game on a five-game losing streak against their rivals and performed well in front of a rocking crowd of 18,173. The club’s defence limited the Carabins to just 205 yards of total offence, while second-year quarterback Arnaud Desjardins threw touchdown passes to Édouard Arsenault and Kevin Mital. The win gave Laval head coach Glen Constantin his 197th career victory, setting a new all-time U Sports football record.

This is the highest the Rouge et Or have been ranked all season, while the two teams ahead of them — the Western Mustangs and Saskatchewan Huskies — have held onto their respective positions for the entire year.

1. Western Mustangs (7-0)
2. Saskatchewan Huskies (6-0)
3. Laval Rouge et Or (6-1)
4. Queen’s Golden Gaels (6-1)
5. Montreal Carabins (5-1)
6. St. FX X-Men (6-0)
7. Ottawa Gee-Gees (6-1)
8. Regina Rams (4-2)
9. Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (5-2)
10. Carleton Ravens (4-3)

Montreal fell two spots as a result of the loss with the Queen’s Golden Gaels remaining in their spot at No. 4 after beating the McMaster Marauders by a score of 14-10.

The Carleton Ravens reappeared on the top ten rankings after defeating the Waterloo Warriors by a score of 36-18. The team has already clinched a berth in the postseason and will close out the regular season against the Guelph Gryphons on Saturday, Oct. 22.

The Sherbrooke Vert et Or fell out of the top ten rankings following a 50-36 loss to the previously winless McGill Redbirds.

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