CIS Roundup: Unbeaten Western whips defending Yates Cup champion McMaster 32-3@
LONDON, Ont. - The undefeated Western Mustangs ended McMaster's two-year reign as Yates Cup champions, with a 32-3 victory over the Marauders in the OUA semifinal on Saturday.
Lirim Hajrullahu booted five field goals, including kicks of 47 and 42 yards, before the Mustangs got their first touchdown on a five-yard run by Yannick Harou in the third quarter.
Harou made it 29-3 with a three-yard run, and finished the game with 20 carries for 112 yards.
Hajrullahu added a sixth field goal in the fourth quarter from 42 yards.
The Mustangs rolled up 520 yards compared to 260 for the Marauders, who despite the lopsided score had the better time of possession with 31 minutes.
GAELS 34 GRYPHONS 17
KINGSTON, Ont. -- The Queen's Gaels are headed to the Yates Cup after avenging last year's OUA semifinal overtime loss to Guelph.
Queen's trailed by a point at halftime, and shut out Guelph the rest of the way to win their 14th in a row at home.
The Gaels took the lead with a pair of safeties, and Ryan Granberg made it a 10-point game with a one-yard touchdown run. Queen's extended that lead on Billy McPhee's 39-yard touchdown pass to Scott Macdonell.
MOUNTIES 19 AXEMEN 10
SACKVILLE, N.B. -- Mount Allison's offence failed to make it into the end zone, but the Mounties still got by the Acadia Axemen in their AUS semifinal to advance to next week's Loney Bowl against Saint Mary's.
Kyle Mclean put the Mounties in front for good with his his fourth field goal of the game, a 30-yarder in the fourth quarter, and the home team got some breathing room with its only touchdown of the game when Kwame Adjei scored on a 40-year interception,
Thomas Troop scored on a one-yard run and Thomas Blight connected on a 25-yard field goal to account for the Axeman scoring.
ROUGE ET OR 32 VERT ET OR 11
LAVAL, Que. -- The unbeaten Rouge et Or turned it on after halftime and whipped Sherbrooke to advance to the RSEQ semfinal.
The game was tied 4-4 at halftime before Laval broke it open with two touchdown passes from Alex Skinner to Felix Faubert-Lussier. Skinner finished with 214 passing yards.
James Goulet threw a 14-yard scoring pass to Vincent Cleroux-Gaudreau late in the fourth quarter for the Vert er Or.
Alex Hovington had a huge game for Laval with three interceptions.
CARABINS 51 GAITERS 8
SHERBROOKE, Que. -- The Montreal Carabins exploded for 30 unanswered points in the second quarter as they dismantled Bishop's in the RSEQ semifinal to earn a date against defending champion Laval in the Dunsmore Cup final next week.
The Carabins led 42-0 before the hosts got on the scoreboard in the third quarter.
Sean Thomas-Erlington scored on runs of one and 15 yards. Manuel Crisi-Lauzon, Pierre-Luc Varhegyi and Gabriel Cousineau also ran for Montreal touchdowns.