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McMaster crushes Waterloo in homecoming game

The Canadian Press
10/5/2013 8:59:48 PM
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HAMILTON, Ont. -- The McMaster Marauders made a statement at their homecoming game.

The No. 9-ranked Marauders cruised to a 66-3 win over the Waterloo Warriors on Saturday in Canadian university football action.

McMaster (3-3) struck for 37 points in the opening half to put the game out of reach for a struggling Waterloo (1-5) team.

Marauders' quarterback Marshall Ferguson of Kingston, Ont., tossed five touchdowns to four different receivers while Kasean Davis-Reynolds of Mississauga, Ont., rushed for two touchdowns.

The Marauder defence also forced six turnovers and registered six sacks. McMaster defensive-back Keldyn Ahlsted of Whitby, Ont., had three interceptions.

Ferguson finished 23 for 31 passing for 309 yards with five touchdowns in three quarters of play. Davis Reynolds amassed 74-yards on 11 attempts with 64 of those yards coming before the half.

Tyler Loveday of Kitchener caught two of Ferguson's touchdown passes while Michael DiCroce of Hamilton posted a game high 91 yards receiving. Also scoring touchdowns were Daniel Vandervoort of Barrie, Ont., Joshua Vandeweerd of Burlington, Ont. and Declan Cross of Oakville, Ont.

Elsewhere in the CIS it was: St. F-X 30, Mount Allison 9; Saint Mary's 17 Acadia 10; Montreal 30 Sherbrooke 24; Queen's 40 Laurier 34 in overtime; Ottawa 35 Carleton 10; Western 51 Windsor 23; UBC 28 Manitoba 24 and Regina 25 Alberta 20.

At Hamilton, quarterback Brian Chris of Waterloo threw four interceptions for the Warriors and posted only 72 yards in the loss. The Marauder defence stymied the Waterloo attack allowing only 172 total yards.


X-Men 30 Mounties 9

At Antigonish, N.S., quarterback Tivon Cook threw for 274 yards and three touchdown passes as St. F-X (3-2) dispatched Mount Allison (1-4).


Huskies 17 Axemen 10

At Halifax, Melvin Abankwah scored on a 74-yard punt return to help St. Mary's (3-2) get past Acadia (2-3).


Montreal 30 Sherbooke 24

At Sherbrooke, Que., Manuel Crisi-Lauzon ran 21 times for 185 yards, and teammate Sean Thomas-Erlington ran for two touchdowns in the Carabins (4-2) win over the Vert and Or (2-4).


Queen's 40 Laurier 34 (OT)

At Kingston, Ont., James Fracas threw four touchdown passes for the Golden Hawks (1-6), who lost in overtime for the second game in a row. Laurier looked to have blocked a Queen's (5-1) field goal attempt in overtime but, in a wild sequence, the ball was booted into the endzone and recovered by the Gaels' Aaron Gazendam for the touchdown.


Ottawa 35 Carleton 10

At Ottawa, the winless Ravens (0-6) did get something to cheer about in their loss to the cross-town rival Gee Gees (4-3), with Tunde Adeleke scoring on a 129 yard punt return.


Western 51 Windsor 23

At Windsor, Ont., the Mustangs got off to a 24-0 lead in the first quarter over the Lancers (4-3). Western (7-0) intercepted three passes, with Simon Bahru returning one 54 yards to the end zone.


UBC 28 Manitoba 24

At Winnipeg, Carson Williams completed 22 of 40 passes for 348 yards and two touchdowns, including a 15-yarder to Micha Theil in the fourth quarter, to lead the Thunderbirds (3-3) over the Bisons (3-3).


Regina 25 Alberta 20

At Regina, the Golden Bears (0-6) took a 15-0 lead in the first quarter, but they are still looking for their first win of the season after a heartbreaking loss to the Rams. Regina (1-5) took the lead with under a minute remaining on John Kiesman's one-yard run that capped a nine-play, 75-yard drive.

McMaster Marauders (Photo: McMaster University)


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