MONTREAL — Carabins quarterback Dimitri Morand had three touchdowns in the first quarter and Montreal easily defeated the McGill Redbirds 31-7 on Saturday in USports football action.
Morand staked the Carabins (3-1) to an early 25-0 lead.
His three-yard touchdown run capped a 75-yard drive four minutes into the game. He found Carl Chabot in the end zone a few minutes later and connected with Hassane Dosso for the TD on the final throw of the first.
The Montreal QB finished 19-of-26 passing for 148 yards. Bertrand Beaulieu rushed for 102 yards on five carries, including a 70-yard dash in the fourth quarter that led to a field goal.
Down 25-0, the only points scored by the Redbirds (1-3) came off an interception in the third quarter. The subsequent 39-yard drive ended with a one-yard run by Ben Bergeron-Spenard for the major.
Winners of two straight, the Carabins lead the RSEQ division while McGill is last.
ACADIA 33 ST. MARY'S 10
WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Led by running back Cole Estabrooks' 128 yards and two touchdowns, the Axemen (1-1) scored 26 points in the second quarter to defeat the winless Huskies (0-2).
WATERLOO 36 LAURIER 12
WATERLOO, Ont. – Tre Ford passed for 210 yards and three TDs and added 125 yards rushing as the Warriors (2-0) overcame the Golden Hawks (1-1).
CONCORDIA 42 SHERBROOKE 39 (OT)
MONTREAL – Olivier Roy connected with Jaylan Greaves in overtime for his fifth passing touchdown of the game as the Stingers (3-1) triumphed over the Vert et Or (1-3).
MOUNT ALLISON 10 BISHOP'S 7
LENNOXVILLE, Que. – The Mounties (2-0) left it late, scoring the game's only touchdown when Justin Vogels found Adam Shambemiradam with 1:30 left on the clock to down the Gaiters (0-1).
QUEEN'S 30 OTTAWA 7
KINGSTON, Ont. – Quarterback James Keenan threw one touchdown pass and added another TD on the ground, and the Gaels (2-0) defence took advantage of two interceptions by Gee-Gees (0-2) QB Ben Maracle.
MANITOBA 21 REGINA 17
WINNIPEG – The Bisons (1-0) rallied from a nine-point deficit at halftime and scored 13 unanswered points against the Rams (0-1), including Brock Gowanlock's game-winning fumble return for a touchdown.
ALBERTA 44 UBC 19
EDMONTON – Brad Launhardt threw three touchdowns and Matthew Peterson ran one in for the Golden Bears (1-0) over the Thunderbirds (0-1), which lost despite putting up 458 yards on offence.
CARLETON 30 YORK 17
TORONTO – Three touchdowns from quarterback Tanner DeJong gave the Ravens (1-1) a victory over the winless Lions (0-2), which scored all their points in the fourth quarter.
CALGARY 34 SASKATCHEWAN 20
CALGARY – In a rematch of the last two Hardy Cups, the Dinos (1-0) put together a stunning 614 yards on offence, including 451 yards and three touchdowns from quarterback Josiah Joseph, to thump the Huskies (0-1).
GUELPH 23 WESTERN 21
GUELPH, Ont. – Three field goals by Eric Stranz and a fourth-quarter touchdown pass from Jackson White to Savaughn Magnaye-Jones gave the Gryphons (1-0) the win over the Mustangs (1-1).
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 25, 2021.
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