Lancers tie game in final seconds, beat Marauders 27-24 on Bethune TD in overtime

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WINDSOR, Ont. — Callin Bethune caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Sam Girard in overtime to lead the Windsor Lancers over the McMaster Marauders 27-24 in U Sports football action on Saturday.

The winning TD came after Adam Preocanin kicked a 43-yard field goal to give the Marauders (1-2) a 24-21 lead in OT. The Lancers responded with a six-play drive for the major score.

Windsor (2-1) sent the game to overtime with a 10-yard field goal by Sam Richardson with six seconds left on the clock to tie the game 21-21.

Girard went 14 of 25 passing for 182 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Matthew James caught a TD pass and David Adeniran ran one in. Richardson was 2 for 3 in field goals.

The Marauders had 510 yards total offence on Andreas Dueck's 28-of-35 performance (308 yards) but the McMaster quarterback threw three interceptions. Justice Allin had 148 yards rushing.

Preocanin went 5 for 7 in field goals and added an extra point for 16 points.

Windsor jumped ahead 11-0 in the first quarter. McMaster tied it up on three Preocanin field goals and a safety before taking an 18-11 lead in the third quarter on Allin's seven-yard rushing TD.

David Adeniran's one-yard touchdown run tied the game 18-18 late in the third.

Another Preocanin field goal gave the Marauders a three-point lead in the fourth.



SHERBROOKE, Que. – The Vert et Or (2-4) scored 16 points in the fourth quarter on a receiving touchdown by Emilio Jaimes and a rushing TD from Pier-Olivier Cadoret in the dying seconds. Redbirds (1-5) quarterback Dimitrios Sinodinos may have thrown for 393 yards but he also threw four interceptions.



OTTAWA – Ben Maracle connected with Nicholas Gendron in the end zone with 1:06 left in the game to lead the Gee-Gees (2-2) over the Lions (0-3) for their second victory in a row. York quarterback Noah Craney threw three interceptions.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 9, 2021.

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