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Heather takes CIS passing record, leads Bishop's over McGill

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The Canadian Press
10/26/2013 8:32:34 PM
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LENNOXVILLE, Que. -- Bishop's quarterback Jordan Heather came into Saturday's game against McGill needing 400 yards to surpass the Canadian Interuniversity Sport record of 3,047 passing yards in a single season set by Western's Will Finch last week.

He finished the day with 484.

Heather was 26-for-47 passing for four touchdowns to lead the Gaiters in their 40-21 thrashing of the Redmen in Lennoxville.

Receiver Alexander Fox picked up 256 yards and scored all four TD's for Bishop's (6-2), while kicker Mathieu Pacquette added 16 points on four field goals.

Running back Matthew Burke had 132 yards on 19 carries.

McGill quarterback Jonathan Collin was 29-for-43 passing for 357 yards and three touchdowns in the loss. He also threw one interception.

Casey Cook was the Redmen's (3-5) top receiver with 137 yards and two scores. Damian Massey-Hirt had McGill's other touchdown.

McGill opened the scoring when Collin found Cook for a 28-yard TD at 3:44 of the first quarter, but the Redmen were held off the scoreboard until Cook's second touchdown at 13:35 of the fourth quarter.

The Gaiters led 23-8 at halftime and 40-8 heading after the third quarter.

Elsewhere in CIS football action, it was: Saint Mary's 12 St. FX 6; Acadia 14 Mount Allison 23; Laval 30 Montreal 11; Saskatchewan 16 Regina 7.

Later, Concordia was at Sherbrooke and Manitoba visited Alberta.

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Huskies 12 X-Men 6

At Antigonish, N.S., running back Michael Dawes rushed for 54 yards and a touchdown to lead St. Mary's (5-3) past St. FX (3-5).

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Mounties 23 Axemen 14

At Sackville, N.B., quarterback Brandon Leyh completed 11-of-17 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown as Mount Allison (4-4) topped Acadia (3-5).

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No. 2 Rouge et Or 30 No. 6 Carabins 11

At Montreal, Guillaume G-Bourassa scored two touchdowns as the second-ranked Laval (8-0) scored 27 points in the fourth quarter to rally past Montreal (5-3).

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No. 10 Huskies 33 Rams 15

At Regina, Saskatchewan's defence returned six Regina interceptions for 150 yards and running back Dexter Janke had two touchdowns to lead the Huskies (5-3) past the Rams (2-6).

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