Uteck and Mitchell Bowls: A head-to-head look

OTTAWA– The stage is set for the CIS football semi-finals this Saturday, when a foursome of the usual suspects will battle for a berth in the 48th Vanier Cup championship at Toronto’s Rogers Centre on Nov. 23.

History was made over the weekend when Laval, Acadia, McMaster and Calgary all repeated as conference champions. Never before had the same four teams made it to the national Bowl games in back-to-back years. However, while the combatants will be the same this week, the matchups and locations are the opposite of what they were in 2011.

A year ago, McMaster travelled east to Moncton to defeat Acadia 45-21 in the Uteck Bowl, while Laval made the trip out west to beat Calgary 41-10 in the Mitchell Bowl. The Marauders then claimed their first-ever Vanier Cup title with a memorable 41-38 overtime win over the Rouge et Or in Vancouver.

This Saturday, it will be the Axemen and Dinos’ turn to hit the road for the CIS semis. Ninth-ranked Acadia (8-1) visits No. 2 Laval (10-1) in Quebec City, while No. 3 Calgary (9-1) flies to Hamilton to face top-ranked McMaster (10-0). Both contests will be televised live on TSN and RDS at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.

History, old and new, seems to favour Laval in the Uteck Bowl.

The Rouge et Or extended a pair of CIS-record streaks with their 40-17 win over Sherbrooke in the RSEQ’s Dunsmore Cup final. The triumph marked their 57th consecutive victory on home turf since 2004 and their 10th straight conference title. Laval is 6-0 lifetime against Acadia, including a 31-7 home-field win earlier this season (Sept. 15) in interlocking play and a 57-10 domination in the 2006 Uteck Bowl in Quebec City, the only previous head-to-head meeting in the national semis.

Last but not least, the perennial powerhouse is 5-0 over the years in Bowl games played at TELUS-UL Stadium. Meanwhile, Acadia has lost in its last six Bowl appearances since a win over Queen’s way back in 1981.

The Rouge et Or have a new-look offence in 2012 following the graduation of a number of long-time starters – including electrifying running back Sébastien Lévesque, senior quarterback Bruno Prud’homme and record-breaking wide receiver Julian Feoli-Gudino. Despite all the changes, they still managed to finish atop the RSEQ standings and produced the fourth-best offence in the country with 38.7 points per game.

While the offence needed some tweaking this fall, it was “same old, same old” on defence for the six-time Vanier Cup champs. Behind the strong play of veterans like linebacker Frédéric Plesius, the RSEQ defensive player of the year, Laval once again led the nation in fewest rushing yards allowed per contest (57.8), ranked second in points given up (12.7) and third in total yards against (298.2).

“We played Acadia earlier this season, so we’re somewhat familiar with them. But we have to keep in mind in was very early in the schedule,” said Laval head coach Glen Constantin, the Frank Tindall Trophy nominee who has a remarkable 114-24 overall record (.826) in 12 years at the helm. “There’s no doubt in my mind they’ve improved greatly since then. It should be a good game.”

While Laval’s offence is under the guidance of a first-year starter (quarterback Tristan Grenon), the undisputed leader of the Axemen is fifth-year pivot Kyle Graves, who was recently named MVP of the AUS conference for the second straight campaign. The Hec Crighton Trophy nominee has the luxury of throwing the ball to a pair of senior receivers in league all-stars Michael Squires and Taylor Renaud, who both caught over 50 passes during the regular season.

On the ground, Acadia received a major contribution from an unexpected source this fall. Following the loss of all-star running back Zach Skibin to injury in training camp, Thomas Troop took over as the number one back at the midway mark of the season and in only four starts, impressed enough to earn AUS rookie-of-the-year honours. The 18-year-old freshman had the best game of his young university career at the most opportune time last weekend as he was named MVP of the Loney Bowl following a 181-yard performance.

Despite Troop’s heroics, it was mostly a phenomenal defensive effort that allowed Acadia to claim its second consecutive AUS banner. In a 17-9 win over archrival Saint Mary’s, the Axemen allowed only one passing completion (for a loss of five yards), 97 total yards and nine first downs, three of them via penalty. The Axemen’s defence has been stellar all season and finished among the top six in the country in all major statistical categories, including points (16.5), total yards (313.1), passing yards (193.4) and rushing yards allowed (119.8) per outing.

“We’re very excited to be playing again in the national semi-final and to be going to Laval,” said 10-year sideline boss Jeff Cummins, the 2011 CIS coach of the year. “They’re a great team and have obviously created quite a dynasty in Quebec City.

“The experience our players and coaches got having played there back in September should give us a picture of what to expect, therefore the shock and awe of 15,000 people will not be as great,” added Cummins, whose troops played in front of 15,797 raucous TELUS-UL Stadium fans on Sept. 15. “But this is what college football should be about, going into hostile territory and playing against the best. We are very much looking forward to this Saturday and I’m sure Glen would say the same thing.”

While defence could prevail in Quebec City, fireworks are expected in the Mitchell Bowl at Ron Joyce Stadium, where the Dinos and Marauders will face each other for the first time in history.

Not that Calgary and McMaster are slackers defensively. The Canada West champions ranked top four in CIS in most major categories, including first in passing yards allowed per game (167.8), while the OUA champs finished fourth in points against (15.6) and sixth in total yards conceded (340.2).

However, with the kind of numbers the two teams put up on offence this fall, it’s hard to imagine a defensive struggle on Saturday.

Led by third-year quarterback and Canada West MVP Eric Dzwilewski, top CFL prospect Steven Lumbala at running back and CFL draft picks Kirby Fabien, Carson Rockhill and Reed Alexander on the offensive line, the Dinos led the country in points (47.5), total yards (592.1) and passing yards (374.6) per match, while “settling” for third in rushing (217.5).

The undefeated Marauders are no slouches themselves. They are led, of course, by fifth-year pivot Kyle Quinlan, the OUA player of the year and 2011 Vanier Cup MVP. Complementing Quinlan is a terrific group of receivers led by Robert Babic and Michael DiCroce, last year’s OUA league MVP who missed the entire regular season with an injury but came back in time for the playoffs and has racked up 253 yards in two games since. All that talent produced 45.6 points, 582.5 total yards and 370 passing yards per contest, each good for a second-place ranking in the nation, behind Calgary.

Statistically, Dzwilewski and Quinlan were arguably the top two quarterbacks in the country this season. The Dinos’ signal caller led the nation with a Canada West record completion percentage of 70.6, while the Marauders’ senior ranked second with a conference mark of his own (68.9). Quinlan averaged 307 passing yards per game while throwing for a CIS-best 19 touchdowns and a CIS-low two interceptions. Dzwilewski averaged 286 yards and topped his conference with 15 TD tosses, against only five picks.

Like Laval, the Dinos and Marauders claimed their conference titles in record-setting fashion last weekend.

Calgary became the first team in history to capture five consecutive Canada West banners thanks to a 38-14 Hardy Cup victory over Regina. McMaster beat Guelph 30-13 to earn its second straight Yates Cup and its 20th win in a row overall, dating back to Week 3 of the 2011 schedule, eclipsing the previous CIS mark set by Laval from 2004 to 2005.

“We’re extremely proud and excited to represent the OUA against a very talented Calgary team,” said seventh-year McMaster head coach Stefan Ptaszek, who hopes to guide the Marauders to their first-ever Bowl win at home on Saturday (0-3). “We know our OUA competition has prepared us to face the best in Canada, and we look forward to competing against one of the most dominant programs in CIS, right in our backyard.”

“McMaster is definitely deserving of their No. 1 ranking. They have great speed, great size, and as a group their skill players are probably the best in the country,” said Calgary bench boss Blake Nill, in his seventh campaign with the Dinos after winning a pair of Vanier Cups in eight seasons as head coach of Saint Mary’s. “They’re going to be a formidable opponent. We’re preparing to play our best game of the year, and we’re going to need to play our best game of the year.

“Our conference has done a great job preparing us, I think we had probably the toughest game to get into this semi-final round where we had to compete hard to even get there. We need to take what we learned from that game and hopefully supersede it against McMaster.”

Here is a closer look at the four participating teams in Saturday’s Bowl games.

UTECK BOWL

When: Saturday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. EST
Where: TELUS-Université Laval Stadium, Quebec City
Who: No. 9 Acadia Axemen (8-1) at No. 2 Laval Rouge et Or (10-1)
TV: TSN & RDS

ACADIA UNIVERSITY AXEMEN (AUS champions)

2012 season summary
Overall record: 8-1
Regular season record: 7-1
Regular season standing: 1st
Playoff record: 1-0
Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 30): No. 9
Top 10 best ranking: No. 8 (poll 3)
Top 10 lowest ranking: Unranked (polls 4-5)

Top 10 number of weeks ranked (10 polls): 8
Regular season offence points (28.6 ppg): 1st AUS / 13th CIS
Regular season offence total yards (433.6 ypg): 1st AUS / 8th CIS

Regular season offence passing (260.0 ypg): 1st AUS / 9th CIS

Regular season offence rushing (173.6 ypg): 2nd AUS / 10th CIS

Regular season defence points (16.5 ppg): 2nd AUS / 6th CIS

Regular season defence total yards (313.1 ypg): 1st AUS / 4th CIS

Regular season defence passing (193.4 ypg): 2nd AUS / 4th CIS

Regular season defence rushing (119.8 ypg): 1st AUS / 6th CIS

2012 results

Sept. 8 (home): Acadia 21, Saint Mary’s 16

Sept. 15 (away): Laval 31, Acadia 7

Sept. 22 (away): Acadia 26, Saint Mary’s 10

Sept. 29 (home): Acadia 30, Mount Allison 6

Oct. 6 (away): Acadia 41, StFX 14

Oct. 13 (home): Acadia 47, StFX 26

Oct. 20 (home): Acadia 12, Saint Mary’s 5

Oct. 27 (away): Acadia 45, Mount Allison 24

Nov. 10 (home): Acadia 17, Saint Mary’s 9 (AUS final)
2012 AUS individual honours
Major awards: Kyle Graves (MVP), Thomas Troop (rookie), Jeff Cummins (coach)
All-stars offence: Kyle Graves (QB), Michael Squires (IR), Taylor Renaud (WR), Wade Conrad (T), Colin Murray (G), Tyler Honeywood (C)
All-stars defence: Kirby Fletcher (T), Drew Morris (LB), Cameron Wade (DB), Brett Backman (DB)
All-stars special teams: Kyle Graves (P)

All-time head-to-head vs. Laval
Overall record: 0-6

2012 (away): 31-7 loss (regular season)

2008 (home): 47-1 loss (regular season)

2006 (away): 57-10 loss (Uteck Bowl)

2006 (away): 34-7 loss (regular season)

2004 (home): 21-18 loss (regular season)

2002 (home): 35-14 loss (regular season)
Bowl history (since inception of national semi-finals in 1967)
Overall record: 4-8
Home record: 4-7
Away record: 0-1
2011 (home): 45-21 loss vs. McMaster (Uteck Bowl)

2006 (away): 57-10 loss vs. Laval (Uteck Bowl)

2005 (home): 31-10 loss vs. Laurier (Uteck Bowl)

1998 (home): 25-24 loss vs. Concordia (Atlantic Bowl)

1995 (home): 55-45 OT loss vs. Western (Atlantic Bowl)

1986 (home): 29-22 loss vs. Western (Atlantic Bowl)

1981 (home): 40-14 win vs. Queen’s (Atlantic Bowl)

1980 (home): 28-8 loss vs. Ottawa (Atlantic Bowl)

1979 (home): 27-3 win vs. Alberta (Atlantic Bowl)

1977 (home): 35-22 win vs. Queen’s (Atlantic Bowl)

1976 (home): 18-16 win vs. Ottawa (Atlantic Bowl)

1975 (home): 38-13 loss vs. Calgary (Atlantic Bowl)
Vanier Cup history
All-time record: 2-2

1981 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 18-12 win vs. Alberta

1979 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 34-12 win vs. Western

1977 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 48-15 loss vs. Western

1976 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 29-13 loss vs. Western

Head coach: Jeff Cummins
Season: 10th
Career regular season record: 43-37 (.538)
Career playoff record: 7-8 (.467)
Career overall record (season and playoffs): 50-45 (.526)
Career overall record vs. Laval: 0-5
Bowl record: 0-3
Bowl wins: None
Bowl losses: 2011, 2006, 2005
Vanier Cup record: 0-0
Vanier Cup wins: None
Vanier Cup losses: None

LAVAL UNIVERSITY ROUGE ET OR (RSEQ champions)

2012 season summary
Overall record: 10-1
Regular season record: 8-1
Regular season standing: 1st
Playoff record: 2-0
Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 30): No. 2
Top 10 best ranking: No. 2 (polls 1-2-9-10)
Top 10 lowest ranking: No. 4 (polls 4-5-6)

Top 10 number of weeks ranked (10 polls): 10

Regular season offence points (38.7 ppg): 1st RSEQ / 4th CIS
Regular season offence total yards (415.2 ypg): 2nd RSEQ / 12th CIS

Regular season offence passing (213.1 ypg): 6th RSEQ / 20th CIS

Regular season offence rushing (202.1 ypg): 1st RSEQ / 6th CIS

Regular season defence points (12.7 ppg): 2nd RSEQ / 2nd CIS

Regular season defence total yards (298.2 ypg): 2nd RSEQ / 3rd CIS

Regular season defence passing (240.4 ypg): 3rd RSEQ / 13th CIS

Regular season defence rushing (57.8 ypg): 1st RSEQ / 1st CIS

2012 results

Sept. 2 (home): Laval 33, McGill 15

Sept. 8 (away): Laval 28, Bishop’s 22

Sept. 15 (home): Laval 31, Acadia 7

Sept. 21 (away): Laval 69, McGill 0

Sept. 29 (away): Laval 48, Sherbrooke 10

Oct. 7 (home): Laval 30, Montreal 11

Oct. 13 (away): Montreal 23, Laval 20

Oct. 21 (home): Laval 57, Bishop’s 7

Oct. 27 (away): Laval 32, Concordia 19

Nov. 3 (home): Laval 46, McGill 9 (RSEQ semifinal)

Nov. 10 (home): Laval 40, Sherbrooke 17 (RSEQ final)
2012 RSEQ individual honours

Major awards: Frédéric Plesius (defensive MVP), Glen Constantin (coach)

All-stars offence: Pascal Lochard (RB), Guillaume Rioux (IR), Matthew Norzil (WR), Pierre Lavertu (C), Charles Vaillancourt (G)

All-stars defence: Arnaud Gascon-Nadon (DE), Frédéric Plesius (LB), Mathieu Masseau (LB), Dominique Noël (DB)

All-stars special teams: Boris Bede (K)
All-time head-to-head vs. Acadia
Overall record: 6-0

2012 (home): 31-7 win (regular season)

2008 (away): 47-1 win (regular season)

2006 (home): 57-10 win (Uteck Bowl)

2006 (home): 34-7 win (regular season)

2004 (away): 21-18 win (regular season)

2002 (away): 35-14 win (regular season)
Bowl history (since inception of national semi-finals in 1967)

Overall record: 7-4
Home record: 5-0
Away record: 2-4
2011 (away): 41-10 win vs. Calgary (Mitchell Bowl)

2010 (home): 13-11 win vs. Western (Uteck Bowl)

2009 (away): 33-30 loss vs. Queen’s (Mitchell Bowl)

2008 (home): 59-10 win vs. Calgary (Uteck Bowl)

2007 (away): 24-2 loss vs. Saint Mary’s (Uteck Bowl)
2006 (home): 57-10 win vs. Acadia (Uteck Bowl)
2005 (away): 29-27 loss vs. Saskatchewan (Mitchell Bowl)
2004 (home): 30-11 win vs. Laurier (Uteck Bowl)
2003 (away): 36-32 win vs. McMaster (Mitchell Bowl)
2001 (away): 48-8 loss vs. Saint Mary’s (Atlantic Bowl)

1999 (home): 27-21 win vs. Saskatchewan (Churchill Bowl)

Vanier Cup history
All-time record: 6-1

2011 (BC Place Stadium, Vancouver): 41-38 OT loss vs. McMaster

2010 (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): 29-2 win vs. Calgary

2008 (Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton): 44-21 win vs. Western

2006 (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon): 13-8 win vs. Saskatchewan
2004 (Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton): 7-1 win vs. Saskatchewan
2003 (SkyDome, Toronto): 14-7 win vs. Saint Mary’s
1999 (SkyDome, Toronto): 14-10 win vs. Saint Mary’s

Head coach: Glen Constantin
Season: 12th
Career regular season record: 83-16 (.838)
Career playoff record: 31-8 (.795)
Career overall record (season and playoffs): 114-24 (.826)
Career overall record vs. Acadia: 6-0
Bowl record: 6-4
Bowl wins: 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2003
Bowl losses: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2001
Vanier Cup record: 5-1
Vanier Cup wins: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2003
Vanier Cup losses: 2011

MITCHELL BOWL

When:
Saturday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m. EST
Where: Ron Joyce Stadium, Hamilton
Who: No. 3 Calgary Dinos (9-1) at No. 1 McMaster Marauders (10-0)
TV: TSN & RDS

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY DINOS (Canada West champions)

2012 season summary
Overall record: 9-1
Regular season record: 7-1
Regular season standing: 1st
Playoff record: 2-0
Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 30): No. 3
Top 10 best ranking: No. 2 (polls 3-4-5-6-7-8)
Top 10 lowest ranking: No. 3 (polls 1-2-9-10)

Top 10 number of weeks ranked (10 polls): 10

Regular season offence points (47.5 ppg): 1st CW / 1st CIS
Regular season offence total yards (592.1 ypg): 1st CW / 1st CIS

Regular season offence passing (374.6 ypg): 1st CW / 1st CIS

Regular season offence rushing (217.5 ypg): 2nd CW / 3rd CIS

Regular season defence points (14.6 ppg): 1st CW / 3rd CIS

Regular season defence total yards (272.1 ypg): 1st CW / 2nd CIS

Regular season defence passing (167.8 ypg): 1st CW / 1st CIS

Regular season defence rushing (104.4 ypg): 1st CW / 4th CIS

2012 results

Sept. 1 (home): Calgary 37, Regina 21

Sept. 7 (home): Calgary 65, Alberta 6

Sept. 15 (away): Calgary 33, Manitoba 12

Sept. 22 (away): Calgary 62, UBC 7

Sept. 29 (home): Calgary 45, Saskatchewan 4

Oct. 12 (away): Calgary 51, Alberta 1

Oct. 19 (away): Regina 12, Calgary 9

Oct. 27 (home): Calgary 78, Manitoba 54

Nov. 3 (home): Calgary 57, Manitoba 18 (CW semifinal)

Nov. 10 (home): Calgary 38, Regina 14 (CW final)

2012 Canada West individual honours
Major awards: Eric Dzwilewski (MVP), Mike Edem (defensive MVP), Brett Blaszko (rookie), Blake Nill (coach)
All-stars offence: Eric Dzwilewski (QB), Steven Lumbala (RB), Chris Dobko (IR), Quinn McCaughan (C), Kirby Fabien (T), Sean McEwen (G)

All-stars defence: Josh Symons (T), Linden Gaydosh (DE), Mike Edem (LB), Tye Noble (DB), Jamahl Knowles (CB)

All-stars special teams: Johnny Mark (K)

All-time head-to-head vs. McMaster
Overall record: 0-0
Bowl history (since inception of national semi-finals in 1967)
Overall record: 7-5
Home record: 3-1
Away record: 4-4
2011 (home): 41-10 loss vs. Laval (Mitchell Bowl)

2010 (home): 35-8 win vs. Saint Mary’s (Mitchell Bowl)

2009 (away): 38-14 win vs. Saint Mary’s (Uteck Bowl)

2008 (away): 59-10 loss vs. Laval (Uteck Bowl)

1995 (home): 37-7 win vs. Ottawa (Churchill Bowl)
1993 (away): 37-23 win vs. Saint Mary’s (Atlantic Bowl)
1992 (away): 21-11 loss vs. Saint Mary’s (Atlantic Bowl)
1988 (away): 34-15 win vs. Western (Central Bowl)
1985 (home): 56-14 win vs. Carleton (Western Bowl)
1984 (away): 12-7 loss vs. Guelph (Central Bowl)
1977 (away): 24-22 loss vs. Western (Forest City Bowl)
1975 (away): 38-13 win vs. Acadia (Atlantic Bowl)

Vanier Cup history
All-time record: 4-4

2010 (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): 29-2 loss vs. Laval

2009 (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): 33-31 loss vs. Queen’s

1995 (SkyDome, Toronto): 54-24 win vs. Western
1993 (SkyDome, Toronto): 37-34 loss vs. Toronto
1988 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 52-23 win vs. Saint Mary’s
1985 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 25-6 win vs. Western
1983 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 31-21 win vs. Queen’s
1975 (CNE Stadium, Toronto): 14-9 loss vs. Ottawa

Head coach: Blake Nill
Season: 15th (7th with Calgary / 8 with Saint Mary’s 1998-2005)
Career regular season record: 88-32 (.733) / 39-17 with Calgary (.696)
Career playoff record: 24-10 (.706) / 12-5 with Calgary (.706)
Career overall record (season and playoffs): 112-42 (.727) / 51-22 with Calgary (.699)
Career overall record vs. McMaster: 1-0 (with Saint Mary’s 2002 Churchill Bowl)
Bowl record: 6-4 / 2-2 with Calgary
Bowl wins: 2010, 2009, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1999
Bowl losses: 2011, 2008, 2004, 2000
Vanier Cup record: 2-4 / 0-2 with Calgary
Vanier Cup wins: 2002, 2001
Vanier Cup losses: 2010, 2009, 2003, 1999

McMASTER UNIVERSITY MARAUDERS (OUA champions)

2012 season summary
Overall record: 10-0
Regular season record: 8-0
Regular season standing: 1st
Playoff record: 2-0
Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 30): No. 1
Top 10 best ranking: No. 1 (all 10 polls)
Top 10 lowest ranking: –

Top 10 number of weeks ranked (10 polls): 10

Regular season offence points (45.6 ppg): 1st OUA / 2nd CIS
Regular season offence total yards (582.5 ypg): 1st OUA / 2nd CIS

Regular season offence passing (370.0 ypg): 1st OUA / 2nd CIS

Regular season offence rushing (212.5 ypg): 2nd OUA / 4th CIS

Regular season defence points (15.6 ppg): 1st OUA / 4th CIS

Regular season defence total yards (340.2 ypg): 1st OUA / 6th CIS

Regular season defence passing (235.6 ypg): 4th OUA / 11th CIS

Regular season defence rushing (104.6 ypg): 1st OUA / 5th CIS

2012 results

Sept. 3 (home): McMaster 50, Guelph 9

Sept. 8 (away): McMaster 68, Waterloo 21

Sept. 15 (away): McMaster 45, Ottawa 16

Sept. 22 (home): McMaster 33, Queen’s 20

Sept. 29 (away): McMaster 33, Western 27

Oct. 4 (away): McMaster 54, York 14

Oct. 13 (home): McMaster 39, Windsor 18

Oct. 20 (home): McMaster 43, Laurier 0

Nov. 3 (home): McMaster 42, Western 28 (OUA semifinal)

Nov. 10 (home): McMaster 30, Guelph 13 (OUA final)
2012 OUA individual honours
Major awards: Kyle Quinlan (MVP), Aram Eisho (defensive MVP), Ben D’Aguilar (down lineman), Stefan Ptaszek (coach)
All-stars offence (First Team): Kyle Quinlan (QB), Robert Babic (IR), Elliott Montag (C), Jason Medeiros (G), Matt Sewell (T)
All-stars defence (First team): Ben D’Aguilar (DE), Aram Eisho (LB), Joey Cupido (CB), Mike Daly (S)

All-stars special teams (First Team): Tyler Crapigna (K)

All-stars offence (Second Team): None
All-stars defence (Second Team): Tanvir Bhangoo (T), Nick Shortill (LB)
All-stars special teams (Second Team): Spencer Moore (cover)

All-time head-to-head vs. Calgary
Overall record: 0-0

Bowl history (since inception of national semi-finals in 1967)
Overall record: 2-4
Home record: 0-3
Away record: 2-1

2011 (away): 45-21 win vs. Acadia (Uteck Bowl)

2003 (home): 36-32 loss vs. Laval (Mitchell Bowl)

2002 (home): 36-25 loss vs. Saint Mary’s (Churchill Bowl)

2001 (away): 27-6 loss vs. Manitoba (Churchill Bowl)

2000 (home): 20-15 loss vs. Ottawa (Churchill Bowl)

1967 (away): 7-0 win vs. StFX (Atlantic Bowl)

Vanier Cup history

All-time
record: 1-1

2011 (BC Place Stadium, Vancouver): 41-38 OT win vs. Laval

1967 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 10-9 loss vs. Alberta
Head coach: Stefan Ptaszek
Season: 7th
Career regular season record: 42-14 (.750)
Career playoff record: 8-5 (.615)
Career overall record (season and playoffs): 50-19 (.725)
Career overall record vs. Calgary: 0-0
Bowl record: 1-0
Bowl wins: 2011
Bowl losses: None
Vanier Cup record: 1-0
Vanier Cup wins: 2011
Vanier Cup losses: None

ALL-TIME CIS BOWL RESULTS (since start of CIS national semifinals in 1967)

2011
Uteck (Moncton Stadium, Moncton): McMaster 45, Acadia 21
Mitchell (McMahon Stadium, Calgary): Laval 41, Calgary 10

2010
Uteck (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): Laval 13, Western 11
Mitchell (McMahon Stadium, Calgary): Calgary 35, Saint Mary’s 8

2009
Uteck (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Calgary 38, Saint Mary’s 14
Mitchell (Richardson Stadium, Kingston): Queen’s 33, Laval 30
2008
Uteck (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): Laval 59, Calgary 10
Mitchell (TD Waterhouse Stadium, London): Western 28, Saint Mary’s 12

2007
Uteck (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 24, Laval 2
Mitchell (Canad Inns Stadium, Winnipeg): Manitoba 52, Western 20

2006
Uteck (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): Laval 57, Acadia 10
Mitchell (Frank Clair Stadium, Ottawa): Saskatchewan 35, Ottawa 28

2005
Uteck (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Wilfrid Laurier 31, Acadia 10
Mitchell (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon): Saskatchewan 29, Laval 27

2004
Uteck (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): Laval 30, Wilfrid Laurier 11
Mitchell (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon): Saskatchewan 31, Saint Mary’s 16

2003
Uteck (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 60, Simon Fraser 9
Mitchell (Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton): Laval 36, McMaster 32

2002
Churchill (Les Prince Field, Hamilton): Saint Mary’s 36, McMaster 25
Mitchell (Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, Montreal): Saskatchewan 22, McGill 0

2001
Churchill (Canad Inns Stadium, Winnipeg): Manitoba 27, McMaster 6
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 48, Laval 8

2000
Churchill (Les Prince Field, Hamilton): Ottawa 20, McMaster 15
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Regina 40, Saint Mary’s 36

1999
Churchill (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): Laval 27, Saskatchewan 21
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 21, Waterloo 14

1998
Churchill (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon): Saskatchewan 33, Western 17
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Concordia 25, Acadia 24

1997 (1)
Churchill (Frank Clair Stadium, Ottawa): Waterloo 1, Ottawa 0
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): UBC 34, Mount Allison 29

1996
Churchill (University Stadium, Waterloo): Saskatchewan 33, Guelph 9
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): StFX 13, Ottawa 5

1995
Churchill (McMahon Stadium, Calgary): Calgary 37, Ottawa 7
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Western 55, Acadia 45 (OT)

1994
Churchill (Coulter Field, Lennoxville, Que.): Western 41, Bishop’s 24
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saskatchewan 35, Saint Mary’s 24

1993
Churchill (SkyDome, Toronto): Toronto 26, Concordia 16
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Calgary 37, Saint Mary’s 23

1992
Churchill (SkyDome, Toronto): Queen’s 23, Guelph 16
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 21, Calgary 11

1991
Churchill (SkyDome, Toronto): Wilfrid Laurier 42, Queen’s 22
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Mount Allison 31, Saskatchewan 14

1990
Churchill (Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, Montreal): Saskatchewan 41, Bishop’s 13
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 31, Western 30

1989
Churchill (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon): Saskatchewan 40, Queen’s 10
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Western 38, Saint Mary’s 33

1988
Central (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Calgary 34, Western 15
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 44, Bishop’s 10

1987
Western (Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver): UBC 33, Wilfrid Laurier 31
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): McGill 30, Saint Mary’s 29

1986
Central (Bishop’s Field, Lennoxville, Que.): UBC 32, Bishop’s 30
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Western 29, Acadia 22

1985
Western (McMahon Stadium, Calgary): Calgary 56, Carleton 14
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Western 34, Mount Allison 3

1984
Central (Alumni Stadium, Guelph): Guelph 12, Calgary 7
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Mount Allison 29, Queen’s 17

1983 (2)
Western (Richardson Stadium, Kingston): Queen’s 22, Toronto 7

1982
Western (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Western 17, Concordia 7
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): UBC 54, StFX 1

1981
Western (Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton): Alberta 32, Western 31
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Acadia 40, Queen’s 14

1980
Western (Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton): Alberta 14, Western 4
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Ottawa 28, Acadia 8

1979
Yates Cup (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Western 32, Queen’s 14
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Acadia 27, Alberta 3

1978
Western (Empire Stadium, Vancouver): UBC 25, Wilfrid Laurier 16
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Queen’s 32, StFX 10

1977
Forest City (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Western 24, Calgary 22
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Acadia 35, Queen’s 22

1976
Forest City (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Western 30, UBC 8
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Acadia 18, Ottawa 16

1975
Central (Lansdowne Park, Ottawa): Ottawa 45, Windsor 6
Atlantic (Raymond Field, Wolfville, N.S.): Calgary 38, Acadia 13

1974
Central (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Western 41, Saskatchewan 17
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Toronto 45, Saint Mary’s 1

1973
Western (Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg): McGill 16, Manitoba 0
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 19, Wilfrid Laurier 17

1972
Western (Varsity Stadium, Edmonton): Alberta 58, Loyola 6
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Waterloo Lutheran 50, Saint Mary’s 17

1971
Western (Varsity Stadium, Edmonton): Alberta 53, Bishop’s 2
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Western 44, Saint Mary’s 13

1970
Western (University Stadium, Winnipeg): Manitoba 24, Queen’s 20 (OT)
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Ottawa 24, UNB 11

1969
Western (University Stadium, Winnipeg): Manitoba 41, Windsor 7
Atlantic (Wanderers Grounds, Halifax): McGill 20, UNB 6

1968
Western (University Stadium, Winnipeg): Queen’s 29, Manitoba 6
Atlantic (Wanderers Grounds, Halifax): Waterloo Lutheran 37, Saint Mary’s 7

1967 (3)
Atlantic (Wanderers Grounds, Halifax): McMaster 7, StFX 0

NOTES:

(1) In 1997, Ottawa beat Waterloo 44-37 but later forfeited the game due to the use of ineligible players (official score: 1-0 Waterloo).

(2) In 1983, the AUAA chose not to participate in a Bowl game as a protest against CIAU. WIFL champion Calgary received a direct berth in the national final.

(3) In 1967, the OQAA voted against any league participation in the Vanier Cup championship game. WIFL champion Alberta received a direct berth in the national final.

 

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Uteck and Mitchell Bowls: A head-to-head look


OTTAWA (CIS) – The stage is set for the CIS national semifinals and if last weekend’s conference championship games are any indication of things to come, football fans are in for quite a thrill on Friday night.

In the first “Final Four” matchup, the fourth-ranked McMaster Marauders (9-1) visit the No. 9 Acadia Axemen (8-1) at Moncton Stadium for the Uteck Bowl, which will mark the first-ever CIS semifinal played in the province of New Brunswick.

In the nightcap at Calgary’s McMahon Stadium, the No. 2 Dinos (9-1) host the top-seeded Laval Rouge et Or (10-1) for the Mitchell Bowl, in a rematch of last year’s Vanier Cup final.

Both contests are set to air countrywide on TSN and RDS with the Uteck kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Atlantic Time and the Mitchell at 7:30 p.m. Mountain.

The winners advance to the 47[SUP]th[/SUP] Vanier Cup championship on Friday, Nov. 25 at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver, also on TSN and RDS (6 p.m. Pacific).

While the Mitchell promises to be a classic duel between a pair of powerhouses meeting in the post-season for the third time in four years, the Uteck will see two unfamiliar foes square off for the first time in history.


Laval ended Calgary’s season in Quebec City in both 2008 and 2010, thanks to a 59-10 Uteck Bowl win and a 29-2 Vanier Cup victory, respectively. The latter gave the Rouge et Or a record-tying sixth CIS title in the first 15 years of existence of the program.

The big difference this time around is the two rivals will battle on the Dinos’ home field, where they are 6-0 in 2011 and are undefeated in 11 straight dating back to last season.

History is also on the Dinos’ side. Since the inception of national semifinals back in 1967, Canada West teams are 17-2 in Bowl games played in their own venues, including 13 wins in a row in front of their fans dating back to 1973. Calgary is 16-2 lifetime at home in post-season action, including a 3-0 Bowl record at McMahon Stadium.


The Rouge et Or, meanwhile, are only 1-4 lifetime on the road in such contests, including a 29-27 loss in Saskatoon in 2005, the only time they ventured out west for a CIS semifinal. Friday’s game will mark the first time they compete more than one time zone away from home.

The 2011 edition of the Rouge et Or has perpetuated the program’s tradition of defensive excellence, leading the country in fewest points allowed (12.0 ppg) for the fourth consecutive year and for the sixth time in the past eight campaigns. The reigning nine-time conference champs – a CIS record – also had the stingiest run defence in the nation (53.7 ypg).


The Dinos, on the other hand, are known for their devastating rushing offence. Led by newly-appointed number-one running back Steven Lumbala, who averaged 8.1 yards per carry in conference play, and veteran Matt Walter, a Calgary Stampeders draft pick who last month became only the ninth CIS player to reach the 4,000-yard career mark, Calgary dominated Canada West and ranked second in the country with 264.5 rushing yards per contest.

The game will be a showdown between two of the best backs in the nation in Lumbala and Laval’s Sébastien Lévesque, who averaged 8.0 yards per run this fall and became the first Rouge et Or player in history to go over the 1,000-yard plateau in a single season (1,059). In their respective conference finals, Lumbala rushed for 194 yards on 22 touches in a 62-13 rout of No. 6 UBC, while Lévesque racked up 197 yards on 17 carries in a 30-7 triumph over No. 7 Montreal, including 40 and 85-yard TD romps.

Meanwhile in Moncton, the Uteck Bowl will pit arguably the most explosive team in the country against a squad that flew under the radar for most of the season.

The Marauders are coming off back-to-back dominating wins in the OUA playoffs, 40-13 over No. 8 Queen’s in the semis and 41-19 on the road against No. 3 Western in the 104[SUP]th[/SUP] Yates Cup final. During the regular season, they ranked first in CIS in both total offence (530.5 ypg) and passing offence (329.9), while placing fourth in rushing (200.6) and fifth in points scored (34.6 ppg).


Crowned in Ontario for the first time since 2003, McMaster is led offensively by the dynamic duo of quarterback Kyle Quinlan, a first-team OUA all-star, and wideout Michael DiCroce, the league MVP. Quinlan was first in the country with 341.6 passing yards per outing, while DiCroce topped all CIS receivers with 904 yards (113.0 ypg). In the Yates Cup, the pair connected for a 102-yard pass-and-run play, an OUA playoff record.

In order to advance to the national final for only the second time in school history and the first since 1967, the high-flying Marauders will have to go through the “Wolfville Wall.”

Led by all-conference defensive tackle Jake Thomas, who tied for the CIS lead with 16 tackles for a loss and finished third with nine quarterback sacks, Acadia ranked third in the country in points allowed (13.5 ppg), total defence (307.2 ypg) and passing defence (209.2) and was fifth against the run (98.0).


The Axemen and star quarterback Kyle Graves, the conference MVP, remained in the shadow of perennial powerhouse Saint Mary’s for most of the season and weren’t ranked in the CIS Top 10 until the last two polls of the campaign, when they earned back-to-back nods at No. 9. Their coming-out party came in the penultimate week of the regular schedule, when they beat the Huskies 41-28 to clinch first place in the AUS standings. They confirmed their domination in the Loney Bowl final with an impressive 39-20 victory over the defending four-time league champions.

Quite the turnaround for a team that hadn’t enjoyed a winning season in four years, including a 2-6 campaign in 2009 and a 1-7 mark in 2008.

Whatever the outcome Friday night at Moncton Stadium, one team will put an end to a long CIS semifinal drought.

McMaster’s only Bowl win dates back to 1967 – 7-0 over StFX in the inaugural Atlantic Bowl – and the Marauders have since dropped four straight national semis, losing at the Final Four every season from 2000 to 2003.

Acadia is 4-7 all-time in Bowl games and has lost five in a row since a 40-14 home win over Queen’s in 1981.

Here is a closer look at the four participating teams in Friday’s Bowl games.

Photo credits: Yan Droulet, Mona Ghiz

UTECK BOWL

When: Friday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time (6:30 p.m. Eastern)
Where: Moncton Stadium, Moncton, N.B.
Who: No. 4 McMaster Marauders (9-1) at No. 9 Acadia Axemen (8-1)
TV: Live on TSN & RDS

McMASTER UNIVERSITY MARAUDERS (OUA champions)

2011 season summary
Overall record: 9-1
Regular season record: 7-1
Regular season standing: 2[SUP]nd[/SUP]
Playoff record: 2-0
Final Top 10 ranking (Nov. 1): No. 4
Best Top 10 ranking (10 weeks): No. 3 (3 weeks)
Lowest Top 10 ranking (10 weeks): No. 7 (1 week)
Number of weeks in Top 10 (10 weeks): 10
Regular season offence points (34.6 ppg): 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] OUA / 5[SUP]th[/SUP] CIS
Regular season offence total yards (530.5 ypg): 1[SUP]st[/SUP] OUA / 1[SUP]st[/SUP] CIS
Regular season offence passing (329.9 ypg): 1[SUP]st[/SUP] OUA / 1[SUP]st[/SUP] CIS
Regular season offence rushing (200.6 ypg): 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] OUA / 4[SUP]th[/SUP] CIS
Regular season defence points (18.2 ppg): 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] OUA / 6[SUP]th[/SUP] CIS
Regular season defence total yards (357.9 ypg): 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] OUA / 10[SUP]th[/SUP] CIS
Regular season defence passing (235.6 ypg): 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] OUA / 11[SUP]th[/SUP] CIS
Regular season defence rushing (122.2 ypg): 4[SUP]th[/SUP] OUA / 12[SUP]th[/SUP] CIS

2011 results
Sept. 5 (away): McMaster 26, Queen’s 2
Sept. 10 (home): Western 48, McMaster 21
Sept. 17 (away): McMaster 21, Windsor 19
Sept. 24 (away): McMaster 37, Guelph 13
Oct. 1 (home): McMaster 46, Waterloo 20
Oct. 6 (home): McMaster 50, Toronto 14
Oct. 15 (away): McMaster 25, Laurier 6
Oct. 22 (home): McMaster 51, Ottawa 24
Nov. 5 (home): McMaster 40, Queen’s 13 (OUA semifinal)
Nov. 12 (away): McMaster 41, Western 19 (OUA final)

2011 OUA individual honours
Major awards:Michael DiCroce (MVP), Ryan Chmielewski (defensive MVP)All-stars offence (First Team): Kyle Quinlan (QB), Michael DiCroce (WR), Matt Sewell (T), Jason Medeiros (G)
All-stars defence (First team): Ryan Chmielewski (LB), Mike Daly (S)
All-stars special teams (First Team): Tyler Crapigna (PK)
All-stars offence (Second Team): Matt Peressini (IR), Elliott Montag (G)
All-stars defence (Second Team): Scott Caterine (DE), Steven Ventresca (CB)
All-stars special teams (Second Team): none

All-time head-to-head vs. Acadia
Overall record: 0-0

Bowl history (since inception of national semi-finals in 1967)
Overall record: 1-4
Home record: 0-3
Away record: 1-1

2003 (home): 36-32 loss vs. Laval (Mitchell Bowl)
2002 (home): 36-25 loss vs. Saint Mary’s (Churchill Bowl)
2001 (away): 27-6 loss vs. Manitoba (Churchill Bowl)
2000 (home): 20-15 loss vs. Ottawa (Churchill Bowl)
1967 (away): 7-0 win vs. StFX (Atlantic Bowl)

Vanier Cup history
All-time record: 0-1

1967 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 10-9 loss vs. Alberta

Head coach: Stefan Ptaszek
Season: 6[SUP]th[/SUP]
Career regular season record: 34-14 (.708)
Career playoff record: 4-5 (.444)
Career overall record (season and playoffs): 38-19 (.666)
Career overall record vs. Acadia: 0-0
Bowl record: 0-0
Bowl wins: none
Bowl losses: none
Vanier Cup record: 0-0
Vanier Cup wins: none
Vanier Cup losses: none

ACADIA UNIVERSITY AXEMEN (AUS champions)

2011 season summary
Overall record: 8-1
Regular season record: 7-1
Regular season standing: 1[SUP]st[/SUP]
Playoff record: 1-0
Final Top 10 ranking (Nov. 1): No. 9
Best Top 10 ranking (10 weeks): No. 9 (2 weeks)
Lowest Top 10 ranking (10 weeks): Unranked (8 weeks: polls)
Number of weeks in Top 10 (10 weeks): 2
Regular season offence points (32.6 ppg): 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] AUS / 7[SUP]th[/SUP] CIS
Regular season offence total yards (423.2 ypg): 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] AUS / 10[SUP]th[/SUP] CIS
Regular season offence passing (247.8 ypg): 1[SUP]st[/SUP] AUS / 12[SUP]th[/SUP] CIS
Regular season offence rushing (175.5 ypg): 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] AUS / 8[SUP]th[/SUP] CIS
Regular season defence points (13.5 ppg): 1[SUP]st[/SUP] AUS / 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] CIS
Regular season defence total yards (307.2 ypg): 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] AUS / 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] CIS
Regular season defence passing (209.2 ypg): 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] AUS / 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] CIS
Regular season defence rushing (98.0 ypg): 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] AUS / 5[SUP]th[/SUP] CIS

2011 results
Sept. 10 (away): Acadia 43, StFX 10
Sept. 17 (home): Acadia 38, McGill 9
Sept. 24 (home): Acadia 33, StFX 14
Oct. 1 (away): Saint Mary’s 8, Acadia 3
Oct. 8 (away): Acadia 29, Mount Allison 14
Oct. 15 (home): Acadia 40, Mount Allison 10
Oct. 22 (home): Acadia 41, Saint Mary’s 28
Oct. 39 (away): Acadia 34, StFX 15
Nov. 12 (home): Acadia 39, Saint Mary’s 20 (AUS final)

2011 AUS individual honours
Major awards: Kyle Graves (MVP), Tom Labenski (defensive MVP), Jake Thomas (outstanding down lineman), Jeff Cummins (coach of the year), Andrew Frazer (Russ Jackson award nominee)
All-stars offence: Kyle Graves (QB), Zack Skibin (RB), Michael Squires (IR), Taylor Renaud (WR), Travis Miller (C), Tyler Honeywood (T), Colin Murray (G)
All-stars defence: John Wilson (DE), Jack Thomas (DT), Tom Labenski (LB), Cameron Wade (DB)
All-stars special teams: Kyle Graves (P)

All-time head-to-head vs. McMaster
Overall record: 0-0

Bowl history (since inception of national semi-finals in 1967)
Overall record: 4-7
Home record: 4-6
Away record: 0-1

2006 (away): 57-10 loss vs. Laval (Uteck Bowl)
2005 (home): 31-10 loss vs. Laurier (Uteck Bowl)
1998 (home): 25-24 loss vs. Concordia (Atlantic Bowl)
1995 (home): 55-45 (OT) loss vs. Western (Atlantic Bowl)
1986 (home): 29-22 loss vs. Western (Atlantic Bowl)
1981 (home): 40-14 win vs. Queen’s (Atlantic Bowl)
1980 (home): 28-8 loss vs. Ottawa (Atlantic Bowl)
1979 (home): 27-3 win vs. Alberta (Atlantic Bowl)
1977 (home): 35-22 win vs. Queen’s (Atlantic Bowl)
1976 (home): 18-16 win vs. Ottawa (Atlantic Bowl)
1975 (home): 38-13 loss vs. Calgary (Atlantic Bowl)

Vanier Cup history
All-time record: 2-2

1981 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 18-12 win vs. Alberta
1979 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 34-12 win vs. Western
1977 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 48-15 loss vs. Western
1976 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 29-13 loss vs. Western

Head coach: Jeff Cummins
Season: 9[SUP]th[/SUP]
Career regular season record: 36-36 (.500)
Career playoff record: 6-7 (.462)
Career overall record (season and playoffs): 42-43 (.494)
Career overall record vs. McMaster: 0-0
Bowl record: 0-2
Bowl wins: none
Bowl losses: 2006, 2005
Vanier Cup record: 0-0
Vanier Cup wins: none
Vanier Cup losses: none

MITCHELL BOWL

When: Friday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (9:30 p.m. Eastern)
Where: McMahon Stadium, Calgary, Alta.
Who: No. 1 Laval Rouge et Or (10-1) at No. 2 Calgary Dinos (9-1)
TV: Live on TSN & RDS

LAVAL UNIVERSITY ROUGE ET OR (RSEQ champions)

2011 season summary
Overall record: 10-1
Regular season record: 8-1
Regular season standing: 1[SUP]st[/SUP]
Playoff record: 2-0
Final Top 10 ranking (Nov. 1): No. 1
Best Top 10 ranking (10 weeks): No. 1 (7 weeks)
Lowest Top 10 ranking (10 weeks): No. 3 (2 weeks)
Number of weeks in Top 10 (10 weeks): 10
Regular season offence points (32.8 ppg): 1[SUP]st[/SUP] RSEQ / 6[SUP]th[/SUP] CIS
Regular season offence total yards (407.7 ypg): 1[SUP]st[/SUP] RSEQ / 12[SUP]th[/SUP] CIS
Regular season offence passing (224.8 ypg): 6[SUP]th[/SUP] RSEQ / 19[SUP]th[/SUP] CIS
Regular season offence rushing (182.9 ypg): 1[SUP]st[/SUP] RSEQ / 7[SUP]th[/SUP] CIS
Regular season defence points (12.0 ppg): 1[SUP]st[/SUP] RSEQ / 1[SUP]st[/SUP] CIS
Regular season defence total yards (286.2 ypg): 1[SUP]st[/SUP] RSEQ / 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] CIS
Regular season defence passing (232.6 ypg): 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] RSEQ / 10[SUP]th[/SUP] CIS
Regular season defence rushing (53.7 ypg): 1[SUP]st[/SUP] RSEQ / 1[SUP]st[/SUP] CIS

2011 results
Sept. 3 (away): Laval 36, Concordia 8
Sept. 10 (home): Laval 24, Montreal 14
Sept. 17 (away): Laval 40, Sherbrooke 27
Sept. 25 (home): Laval 12, McGill 4
Oct. 2 (home): Laval 37, Concordia 4
Oct. 8 (away): Montreal 17, Laval 12
Oct. 16 (home): Laval 57, Bishop’s 9
Oct. 23 (home): Laval 40, Sherbrooke 10
Oct. 29 (away): Laval 37, Bishop’s 15
Nov. 5 (home): Laval 33, Concordia 7 (RSEQ semifinal)
Nov. 12 (home): Laval 30, Montreal 7 (RSEQ final)

2011 RSEQ individual honours
Major awards: Arnaud Gascon-Nadon (outstanding down lineman)
All-stars offence: Bruno Prud’homme (QB), Sébastien Lévesque (RB), Julian Feoli-Gudino (WR), Pierre Lavertu (C), Karl Lavoie (T)
All-stars defence: Arnaud Gascon-Nadon (DE), Jean-Alexandre Bernier (DT), Dominique Noël (CB), Jonathan Laliberté (S)
All-stars special team: none

All-time head-to-head vs. Calgary
Overall record: 2-0

2008 Uteck Bowl, Nov. 16, PEPS Stadium, Quebec City: 59-10 win
2010 Vanier Cup, Nov. 27, PEPS Stadium, Quebec City: 29-2 win

Bowl history (since inception of national semi-finals in 1967)
Overall record: 6-4
Home record: 5-0
Away record: 1-4

2010 (home): 13-11 win vs. Western (Uteck Bowl)
2009 (away): 33-30 loss vs. Queen’s (Mitchell Bowl)
2008 (home): 59-10 win vs. Calgary (Uteck Bowl)
2007 (away): 24-2 loss vs. Saint Mary’s (Uteck Bowl)
2006 (home): 57-10 win vs. Acadia (Uteck Bowl)
2005 (away): 29-27 loss vs. Saskatchewan (Mitchell Bowl)
2004 (home): 30-11 win vs. Laurier (Uteck Bowl)
2003 (away): 36-32 win vs. McMaster (Mitchell Bowl)
2001 (away): 48-8 loss vs. Saint Mary’s (Atlantic Bowl)
1999 (home): 27-21 win vs. Saskatchewan (Churchill Bowl)

Vanier Cup history
All-time record: 6-0

2010 (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): 29-2 win vs. Calgary
2008 (Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton): 44-21 win vs. Western
2006 (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon): 13-8 win vs. Saskatchewan
2004 (Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton): 7-1 win vs. Saskatchewan
2003 (SkyDome, Toronto): 14-7 win vs. Saint Mary’s
1999 (SkyDome, Toronto): 14-10 win vs. Saint Mary’s

Head coach: Glen Constantin
Season: 11[SUP]th[/SUP]
Career regular season record: 75-15 (.833) *
Career playoff record: 28-7 (.800) *
Career overall record (season and playoffs): 103-22 (.824) *
Career overall record vs. Calgary: 2-0
Bowl record: 5-4
Bowl wins: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2003
Bowl losses: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2001
Vanier Cup record: 5-0
Vanier Cup wins: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2003
Vanier Cup losses: None

* In 2001, Laval finished with a 5-3 regular season record and a 2-1 playoff record but forfeited all 7 wins due to the use of an ineligible player.

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY DINOS (Canada West champions)

2011 season summary
Overall record: 9-1
Regular season record: 7-1
Regular season standing: 1[SUP]st[/SUP]
Playoff record: 2-0
Final Top 10 ranking (Nov. 1): No. 2
Best Top 10 ranking (10 weeks): No. 1 (1 week)
Lowest Top 10 ranking (10 weeks): No. 4 (2 weeks)
Number of weeks in Top 10 (10 weeks): 10
Regular season offence points (37.4 ppg): 1[SUP]st[/SUP] CW / 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] CIS
Regular season offence total yards (498.8 ypg): 1[SUP]st[/SUP] CW / 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] CIS
Regular season offence passing (234.2 ypg): 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] CW / 17[SUP]th[/SUP] CIS
Regular season offence rushing (264.5 ypg): 1[SUP]st[/SUP] CW / 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] CIS
Regular season defence points (19.5 ppg): 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] CW / 8[SUP]th[/SUP] CIS
Regular season defence total yards (336.1 ypg): 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] CW / 7[SUP]th[/SUP] CIS
Regular season defence passing (219.0 ypg): 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] CW / 8[SUP]th[/SUP] CIS
Regular season defence rushing (117.1 ypg): 1[SUP]st[/SUP] CW / 11[SUP]th[/SUP] CIS

2011 results
Sept. 3 (away): Calgary 35, Manitoba 31
Sept. 9 (home): Calgary 30, UBC 25
Sept. 16 (away): Calgary 51, Regina 1
Sept. 23 (home): Calgary 38, Saskatchewan 24
Oct. 2 (home): Calgary 61, Alberta 7
Oct. 14 (away): Calgary 20, Saskatchewan 8
Oct. 22 (home): Calgary 41, Manitoba 24
Oct. 29 (away): UBC 36, Calgary 23
Nov. 4 (home): Calgary 16, Regina 4 (CW semifinal)
Nov. 11 (home): Calgary 62, UBC 13 (CW final)

2011 Canada West individual honours
Major awards: Sam Hurl (defensive MVP)
All-stars offence: Steven Lumbala (RB), Chris Dobko (IR), Kirby Fabien (T), Reed Alexander (G), Quinn McCaughan (C)
All-stars defence: Linden Gaydosh (DT), Sam Hurl (LB), Jordan Verdone (LB), Tye Noble (DB)
All-stars special teams: Johnny Mark (PK)

All-time head-to-head vs. Laval
Overall record: 0-2

2008 Uteck Bowl, Nov. 16, PEPS Stadium, Quebec City: 59-10 loss
2010 Vanier Cup, Nov. 27, PEPS Stadium, Quebec City: 29-2 loss

Bowl history (since inception of national semi-finals in 1967)
Overall record: 7-4
Home record: 3-0
Away record: 4-4

2010 (home): 35-8 win vs. Saint Mary’s (Mitchell Bowl)
2009 (away): 38-14 win vs. Saint Mary’s (Uteck Bowl)
2008 (away): 59-10 loss vs. Laval (Uteck Bowl)
1995 (home): 37-7 win vs. Ottawa (Churchill Bowl)
1993 (away): 37-23 win vs. Saint Mary’s (Atlantic Bowl)
1992 (away): 21-11 loss vs. Saint Mary’s (Atlantic Bowl)
1988 (away): 34-15 win vs. Western (Western Bowl)
1985 (home): 56-14 win vs. Carleton (Central Bowl)
1984 (away): 12-7 loss vs. Guelph (Central Bowl)
1977 (away): 24-22 loss vs. Western (Forest City Bowl)
1975 (away): 38-13 win vs. Acadia (Atlantic Bowl)

Vanier Cup history
All-time record: 4-4

2009 (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): 29-2 loss vs. Laval
2009 (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): 33-31 loss vs. Queen’s
1995 (SkyDome, Toronto): 54-24 win vs. Western
1993 (SkyDome, Toronto): 37-34 loss vs. Toronto
1988 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 52-23 win vs. Saint Mary’s
1985 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 25-6 win vs. Western
1983 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 31-21 win vs. Queen’s
1975 (CNE Stadium, Toronto): 14-9 loss vs. Ottawa

Head coach: Blake Nill
Season: 14[SUP]th[/SUP] (6[SUP]th[/SUP] with Calgary / 8 with Saint Mary’s 1998-2005)
Career regular season record: 80-32 (.714) / 31-17 with Calgary (.646)
Career playoff record: 22-9 (.709) / 10-4 with Calgary (.714)
Career overall record (season and playoffs): 102-41 (.713) / 41-21 with Calgary (.661)
Career overall record vs. Laval: 2-7 / 0-2 with Calgary
Bowl record: 6-3 / 2-1 with Calgary
Bowl wins: 2010, 2009, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1999
Bowl losses: 2008, 2004, 2000
Vanier Cup record: 2-4 / 0-2 with Calgary
Vanier Cup wins: 2002, 2001
Vanier Cup losses: 2010, 2009, 2003, 1999

ALL-TIME CIS BOWL RESULTS (since start of CIS national semifinals in 1967)


2010
Uteck (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): Laval 13, Western 11
Mitchell (McMahon Stadium, Calgary): Calgary 35, Saint Mary’s 8

2009
Uteck (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Calgary 38, Saint Mary’s 14
Mitchell (Richardson Stadium, Kingston): Queen’s 33, Laval 30

2008
Uteck (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): Laval 59, Calgary 10
Mitchell (TD Waterhouse Stadium, London): Western 28, Saint Mary’s 12

2007
Uteck (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 24, Laval 2
Mitchell (Canad Inns Stadium, Winnipeg): Manitoba 52, Western 20

2006
Uteck (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): Laval 57, Acadia 10
Mitchell (Frank Clair Stadium, Ottawa): Saskatchewan 35, Ottawa 28

2005
Uteck (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Wilfrid Laurier 31, Acadia 10
Mitchell (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon): Saskatchewan 29, Laval 27

2004
Uteck (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): Laval 30, Wilfrid Laurier 11
Mitchell (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon): Saskatchewan 31, Saint Mary’s 16

2003
Uteck (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 60, Simon Fraser 9
Mitchell (Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton): Laval 36, McMaster 32

2002
Churchill (Les Prince Field, Hamilton): Saint Mary’s 36, McMaster 25
Mitchell (Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, Montreal): Saskatchewan 22, McGill 0

2001
Churchill (Canad Inns Stadium, Winnipeg): Manitoba 27, McMaster 6
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 48, Laval 8

2000
Churchill (Les Prince Field, Hamilton): Ottawa 20, McMaster 15
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Regina 40, Saint Mary’s 36

1999
Churchill (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): Laval 27, Saskatchewan 21
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 21, Waterloo 14

1998
Churchill (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon): Saskatchewan 33, Western 17
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Concordia 25, Acadia 24

1997 (1)
Churchill (Frank Clair Stadium, Ottawa): Waterloo 1, Ottawa 0
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): UBC 34, Mount Allison 29

1996
Churchill (University Stadium, Waterloo): Saskatchewan 33, Guelph 9
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): StFX 13, Ottawa 5

1995
Churchill (McMahon Stadium, Calgary): Calgary 37, Ottawa 7
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Western 55, Acadia 45 (OT)

1994
Churchill (Coulter Field, Lennoxville, Que.): Western 41, Bishop’s 24
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saskatchewan 35, Saint Mary’s 24

1993
Churchill (SkyDome, Toronto): Toronto 26, Concordia 16
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Calgary 37, Saint Mary’s 23

1992
Churchill (SkyDome, Toronto): Queen’s 23, Guelph 16
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 21, Calgary 11

1991
Churchill (SkyDome, Toronto): Wilfrid Laurier 42, Queen’s 22
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Mount Allison 31, Saskatchewan 14

1990
Churchill (Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, Montreal): Saskatchewan 41, Bishop’s 13
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 31, Western 30

1989
Churchill (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon): Saskatchewan 40, Queen’s 10
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Western 38, Saint Mary’s 33

1988
Western (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Calgary 34, Western 15
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 44, Bishop’s 10

1987
Western (Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver): UBC 33, Wilfrid Laurier 31
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): McGill 30, Saint Mary’s 29

1986
Central (Bishop’s Field, Lennoxville, Que.): UBC 32, Bishop’s 30
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Western 29, Acadia 22

1985
Central (McMahon Stadium, Calgary): Calgary 56, Carleton 14
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Western 34, Mount Allison 3

1984
Central (Alumni Stadium, Guelph): Guelph 12, Calgary 7
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Mount Allison 29, Queen’s 17

1983 (2)
Western (Richardson Stadium, Kingston): Queen’s 22, Toronto 7

1982
Western (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Western 17, Concordia 7
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): UBC 54, StFX 1

1981
Western (Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton): Alberta 32, Western 31
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Acadia 40, Queen’s 14

1980
Western (Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton): Alberta 14, Western 4
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Ottawa 28, Acadia 8

1979
Yates Cup (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Western 32, Queen’s 14
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Acadia 27, Alberta 3

1978
Western (Empire Stadium, Vancouver): UBC 25, Wilfrid Laurier 16
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Queen’s 32, StFX 10

1977
Forest City (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Western 24, Calgary 22
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Acadia 35, Queen’s 22

1976
Forest City (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Western 30, UBC 8
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Acadia 18, Ottawa 16

1975
Central (Lansdowne Park, Ottawa): Ottawa 45, Windsor 6
Atlantic (Raymond Field, Wolfville, N.S.): Calgary 38, Acadia 13

1974
Central (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Western 41, Saskatchewan 17
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Toronto 45, Saint Mary’s 1

1973
Western (Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg): McGill 16, Manitoba 0
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 19, Wilfrid Laurier 17

1972
Western (Varsity Stadium, Edmonton): Alberta 58, Loyola 6
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Waterloo Lutheran 50, Saint Mary’s 17

1971
Western (Varsity Stadium, Edmonton): Alberta 53, Bishop’s 2
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Western 44, Saint Mary’s 13

1970
Western (University Stadium, Winnipeg): Manitoba 24, Queen’s 20 (OT)
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Ottawa 24, UNB 11

1969
Western (University Stadium, Winnipeg): Manitoba 41, Windsor 7
Atlantic (Wanderers Grounds, Halifax): McGill 20, UNB 6

1968
Western (University Stadium, Winnipeg): Queen’s 29, Manitoba 6
Atlantic (Wanderers Grounds, Halifax): Waterloo Lutheran 37, Saint Mary’s 7

1967 (3)
Atlantic (Wanderers Grounds, Halifax): McMaster 7, StFX 0

NOTES:

(1) In 1997, Ottawa beat Waterloo 44-37 but later forfeited the game due to the use of ineligible players (official score: 1-0 Waterloo).

(2) In 1983, the AUAA chose not to participate in a Bowl game as a protest against CIAU. WIFL champion Calgary received a direct berth in the national final.

(3) In 1967, the OQAA voted against any league participation in the Vanier Cup championship game. WIFL champion Alberta received a direct berth in the national final.

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Uteck and Mitchell Bowls: A head-to-head look

OTTAWA (CIS) – A foursome of usual suspects will meet on Saturday in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport football national semifinals.

At PEPS Stadium in Quebec City, the top-ranked and QUFL champion Laval Rouge et Or (11-0) host the No. 2 and OUA champion Western Ontario Mustangs (9-1) in the Uteck Bowl.

Meanwhile at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, the No. 5 and Canada West champion Dinos (8-2) welcome the No. 9 and AUS champion Saint Mary’s Huskies (6-3) in the Mitchell Bowl.

Both duels are set to air countrywide on TSN and Radio-Canada with the Uteck kicking off at 12 p.m. EST and the Mitchell following at 1:30 p.m. MST (3:30 p.m. EST).

The winners advance to the Desjardins Vanier Cup on Saturday, Nov. 27, in Quebec City (11:45 a.m., TSN and Radio-Canada).

Laval, the only remaining undefeated team in the nation, captured a CIS-record eighth straight conference title last Saturday thanks to a hard-fought 22-17 Dunsmore Cup win over Sherbrooke.

Western claimed its third Yates Cup in four years (2010, 2008, 2007) under head coach Greg Marshall and a record 29th OUA championship when Lirim Hajrullahu kicked a 34-yard field goal with 2.1 seconds remaining on the clock to lift the Mustangs to a 26-25 road victory over Ottawa.

Saint Mary’s dominated Acadia 37-8 in the Loney Bowl final for its fourth straight AUS title and its 10th banner in 12 years.

Calgary crushed Alberta 56-3 for its third consecutive Hardy Cup win. It marks the first time the Dinos have won three straight conference titles since a trifecta from 1983 to 1985.

The No. 1 Rouge et Or go into the CIS Final Four with an all-time Bowl record of 5-4. The Mustangs are 12-6, the Huskies 9-12 and the Dinos 6-4.

The Mustangs will have to put an end a pair of impressive Laval sequences on Saturday if they hope to add to their CIS mark with a 13th Vanier Cup appearance two weeks from now. The Rouge et Or are 4-0 at home in CIS semifinals and are currently riding a CIS-record streak of 42 consecutive overall wins in front of their PEPS Stadium fans, dating back to a 14-13 regular-season loss to Montreal on Sept. 19, 2004.

The two storied programs have met only once in the past in official competition, in the 2008 Vanier Cup at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, with Laval prevailing 44-21 to complete the only perfect campaign in team history (12-0). The rivals have also squared off in pre-season action in 2007, 2008 and 2009, with the Rouge et Or winning all three contests in Quebec City.

Saint Mary’s also has to beat the odds on Saturday in order to advance to the Desjardins Vanier Cup.

Since the inception of national semifinals in 1967, Western schools have won 16 of 18 Bowl games played on their own turf, including the last 12. The only visiting teams to prevail out West were McGill and Queen’s, who beat Manitoba in Winnipeg in 1973 (16-0) and 1968 (29-6), respectively.

The Dinos are 2-0 at home in Final Four duels, including a 37-7 win over Ottawa in 1995 and a 56-14 defeat of Carleton in 1985.

Saint Mary’s and Calgary have met four times on the national stage over the years, most recently last season, when head coach Blake Nill and his Dinos travelled to Halifax to beat his former team 38-14 in the Uteck Bowl.

Calgary also prevailed in the 1988 Vanier Cup in Toronto (52-23) and the 1993 Atlantic Bowl in Halifax (37-23), while Saint Mary’s won at home in the 1992 Atlantic Bowl (21-11).

Statistically, Laval outscored its opponents 411 to 58 over nine regular season contests this fall to become the first team since the 2004 Rouge et Or to lead the country in both points scored (45.7 ppg) and allowed (6.4 ppg). The Rouge et Or have now led the nation for fewest points against three years running and five of the past seven seasons.

Western, second only to Laval with 12.0 points allowed per match in conference play, has dominated the ground game on both sides of the ball. The Mustangs racked up a CIS-best 254.2 rushing yards per contest this season, while holding their rivals to an average of 107.3 yards on the ground, tops in the OUA and fourth in the nation.

Saint Mary’s defence ranked third in the country behind Laval and Western allowing an average of 15.5 points per outing. The Huskies led CIS in pass defence with 153.1 yards per game.

Calgary had to rely on its stellar ground game more than ever this fall due to injuries to many key components of its passing attack, including two-time Hec Crighton-winning quarterback Erik Glavic, who was sidelined for half the season. The Dinos were tops in Canada West and second only to Western in CIS with 248.2 rushing yards per contest.

Here is a closer look at the four teams set to square off in Saturday’s Bowl games.

UTECK BOWL

When: Saturday, Nov. 20, 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Where: PEPS Stadium, Quebec City
Who: No. 2 Western Ontario Mustangs (9-1) at No. 1 Laval Rouge et Or (11-0)
TV: Live on TSN & Radio-Canada UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS (OUA champions)
2010 season summary
Overall record: 9-1
Regular season record: 7-1
Regular season standing: 2nd
Playoff record: 2-0
Final Top 10 ranking (Nov. 2): No. 2
Best Top 10 ranking (10 weeks): No. 2 (3 weeks: last 3 polls)
Lowest Top 10 ranking (10 weeks): No. 9 (1 week: first poll)
Number of weeks in Top 10 (10 weeks): 10
Regular season offence points (39.6 ppg): 1st OUA / 2nd CIS
Regular season offence total yards (464.5 ypg): 3rd OUA / 5th CIS
Regular season offence passing (210.2 ypg): 6th OUA / 16th CIS
Regular season offence rushing (254.2 ypg): 1st OUA / 1st CIS
Regular season defence points (12.0 ppg): 1st OUA / 2nd CIS
Regular season defence total yards (336.1 ypg): 2nd OUA / 5th CIS
Regular season defence passing (228.8 ypg): 4th OUA / 10th CIS
Regular season defence rushing (107.3 ypg): 1st OUA / 4th CIS

2010 results
Sept. 1 (home): Western 46, Laurier 1
Sept. 6 (away): Ottawa 20, Western 19
Sept. 11 (home): Western 50, McMaster 19
Sept. 18 (away): Western 30, Windsor 15
Sept. 25 (away): Western 15, Guelph 8
Oct. 2 (home): Western 46, Queen’s 10
Oct. 16 (away): Western 76, York 0
Oct. 23 (home): Western 35, Toronto 23
Nov. 6 (home): Western 34, McMaster 28 (OUA semifinal)
Nov. 13 (away): Western 26, Ottawa 25 (OUA final)
2010 OUA individual honours
Major awards: Greg Marshall (coach of the year)
All-stars offence (First Team): Jerimy Hipperson (RB), Matt Norman (G), Josh Buttrill (T)
All-stars offence (Second Team): –
All-stars defence (First team): Mike Van Praet (T), Zander Robinson (DE), John Surla (LB), Craig Butler (HB)
All-stars defence (Second Team): Jason Kosec (LB), Jamie Symianick (CB)
All-stars special teams (First Team): Darryl Wheeler (P), Craig Butler (rush/cover)
All-stars special teams (Second Team): Craig Butler (RET)
All-time head-to-head vs. Laval
Overall record: 0-1
2008 (neutral site: Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton): 44-21 loss (Vanier Cup)
Note: Western lost pre-season contests to Laval in 2007 (20-2), 2008 (37-9) and 2009 (27-0).
Bowl history (since inception of national semi-finals in 1967)
All-time Bowl record: 12-6
All-time Bowl record on the road: 6-5
Uteck Bowl record: 0-0
Uteck Bowl record on the road: 0-0

2008 (home): 28-12 win vs. Saint Mary’s (Mitchell Bowl)
2007 (away): 52-20 loss vs. Manitoba (Mitchell Bowl)
1998 (away): 33-17 loss vs. Saskatchewan (Churchill Bowl)
1995 (away): 55-45 OT win vs. Acadia (Atlantic Bowl)
1994 (away): 41-24 win vs. Bishop’s (Churchill Bowl)
1990 (away): 31-30 loss vs. Saint Mary’s (Atlantic Bowl)
1989 (away): 38-33 win vs. Saint Mary’s (Atlantic Bowl)
1988 (home): 34-15 loss vs. Calgary (Western Bowl)
1986 (away): 29-22 win vs. Acadia (Atlantic Bowl)
1985 (away): 34-3 win vs. Mount Allison (Atlantic Bowl)
1982 (home): 17-7 win vs. Concordia (Western Bowl)
1981 (away): 32-31 loss vs. Alberta (Western Bowl)
1980 (away): 14-4 loss vs. Alberta (Western Bowl)
1979 (home): 32-14 win vs. Queen’s (Yates Cup)
1977 (home): 24-22 win vs. Calgary (Forest City Bowl)
1976 (home): 30-8 win vs. UBC (Forest City Bowl)
1974 (home): 41-17 win vs. Saskatchewan (Central Bowl)
1971 (away): 44-13 win vs. Saint Mary’s (Atlantic Bowl)
Vanier Cup history
All-time record: 6-6

2008 (Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton): 44-21 loss vs. Laval
1995 (SkyDome, Toronto): 54-24 loss vs. Calgary
1994 (SkyDome, Toronto): 50-40 OT win vs. Saskatchewan
1989 (SkyDome, Toronto): 35-10 win vs. Saskatchewan
1986 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 25-23 loss vs. UBC
1985 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 25-6 loss vs. Calgary
1982 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 39-14 loss vs. UBC
1979 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 34-12 loss vs. Acadia
1977 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 48-15 win vs. Acadia
1976 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 29-13 win vs. Acadia
1974 (CNE Stadium, Toronto): 19-15 win vs. Toronto
1971 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 15-14 win vs. Alberta
Head coach: Greg Marshall
Year: 11th (4th at Western / 7 at McMaster 1997-2003)
Career regular season record: 66-20-2 (24-8 with Western)
Career playoff record: 21-9 (10-3 with Western)
Career overall record (season and playoffs): 87-29-2 (34-11 with Western)
Career overall record vs. Laval: 0-3 (0-1 with Western)
Bowl record: 1-5 (1-1 with Western)
Bowl wins: 2008 (with Western)
Bowl losses: 2007 (with Western), 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
Vanier Cup record: 0-1 (with Western)
Vanier Cup wins: None
Vanier Cup losses: 2008 (with Western)

UNIVERSITÉ LAVAL ROUGE ET OR (QUFL champions)
2010 season summary
Overall record: 11-0
Regular season record: 9-0
Regular season standing: 1st
Playoff record: 2-0
Final Top 10 ranking (Nov. 2): No. 1
Best Top 10 ranking (10 weeks): No. 1 (9 weeks: last 9 polls)
Lowest Top 10 ranking (10 weeks): No. 2 (1 week: first poll)
Number of weeks in Top 10 (10 weeks): 10
Regular season offence points (45.7 ppg): 1st QUFL / 1st CIS
Regular season offence total yards (460.8 ypg): 1st QUFL / 6th CIS
Regular season offence passing (253.8 ypg): 2nd QUFL / 8th CIS
Regular season offence rushing (207.0 ypg): 1st QUFL / 3rd CIS
Regular season defence points (6.4 ppg): 1st QUFL / 1st CIS
Regular season defence total yards (221.3 ypg): 1st QUFL / 1st CIS
Regular season defence passing (175.7 ypg): 1st QUFL / 3rd CIS
Regular season defence rushing (45.7 ypg): 1st QUFL / 1st CIS

2010 results
Sept. 5 (home): Laval 50, McGill 9
Sept. 11 (away): Laval 36, Sherbrooke 6
Sept. 18 (away): Laval 45, Saint Mary’s 7
Sept. 26 (home): Laval 23, Sherbrooke 7
Oct. 3 (home): Laval 46, Concordia 10
Oct. 9 (away): Laval 19, Montreal 12
Oct. 17 (home): Laval 62, Bishop’s 0
Oct. 23 (away): Laval 68, McGill 0
Oct. 30 (away): Laval 62, Concordia 7
Nov. 6 (home): Laval 56, Bishop’s 1 (QUFL semifinal)
Nov. 13 (home): Laval 22, Sherbrooke 17 (QUFL final)
2010 QUFL individual honours
Major awards: Frédérick Plesius (defensive MVP), Arnaud Gascon-Nadon (outstanding down lineman), Glen Constantin (coach of the year)
All-stars offence: Bruno Prud’homme (QB), Sébastien Lévesque (RB), Julian Feoli Gudino (WR), Pierre Lavertu (C), Pascal Baillargeon (G)
All-stars defence: Arnaud Gascon-Nadon (DE), Frédérick Plesius (LB), Maxime Bérubé (DB), Olivier Turcotte-Létourneau (CB)
All-stars special team: Christopher Milo (P & PK)
All-time head-to-head vs. Western
Overall record: 1-0

2008 (neutral site: Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton): 44-21 win (Vanier Cup)
Note: Laval won pre-season contests over Western in 2007 (20-2), 2008 (37-9) and 2009 (27-0).
Bowl history (since inception of national semi-finals in 1967)
All-time Bowl record: 5-4
All-time Bowl record at home: 4-0
Uteck Bowl record: 3-1
Uteck Bowl record at home: 3-0
2009 (away): 33-30 loss vs. Queen’s (Mitchell Bowl)
2008 (home): 59-10 win vs. Calgary (Uteck Bowl)
2007 (away): 24-2 loss vs. Saint Mary’s (Uteck Bowl)
2006 (home): 57-10 win vs. Acadia (Uteck Bowl)
2005 (away): 29-27 loss vs. Saskatchewan (Mitchell Bowl)
2004 (home): 30-11 win vs. Laurier (Uteck Bowl)
2003 (away): 36-32 win vs. McMaster (Mitchell Bowl)
2001 (away): 48-8 loss vs. Saint Mary’s (Atlantic Bowl) *
1999 (home): 27-21 win vs. Saskatchewan (Churchill Bowl)
* Following the 2001 season, Laval forfeited all its games due to the use of an ineligible player.
Vanier Cup history
All-time record: 5-0
2008 (Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton): 44-21 win vs. Western
2006 (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon): 13-8 win vs. Saskatchewan
2004 (Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton): 7-1 win vs. Saskatchewan
2003 (SkyDome, Toronto): 14-7 win vs. Saint Mary’s
1999 (SkyDome, Toronto): 14-10 win vs. Saint Mary’s
Head coach: Glen Constantin
Year: 10th
Career regular season record: 67-14 *
Career playoff record: 24-7 *
Career overall record (season and playoffs): 91-21 *
Career overall record vs. Western: 1-0
Bowl record: 4-4
Bowl wins: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2003
Bowl losses: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2001
Vanier Cup record: 4-0
Vanier Cup wins: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2003
Vanier Cup losses: None
* In 2001, Laval finished with a 5-3 regular season record and a 2-1 playoff record but forfeited all 7 wins due to the use of an ineligible player.

MITCHELL BOWL

When: Saturday, Nov. 20, 1:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (3:30 p.m. Eastern)
Where: McMahon Stadium, Calgary
Who: No. 9 Saint Mary’s Huskies (6-3) at No. 5 Calgary Dinos (8-2)
TV: Live on TSN (Radio-Canada: live in Western Canada / tape delay in Eastern Canada)
SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY HUSKIES (AUS champions)
2010 season summary
Overall record: 6-3
Regular season record: 5-3
Regular season standing: 1st
Playoff record: 1-0
Final Top 10 ranking (Nov. 2): No. 9
Best Top 10 ranking (10 weeks): No. 4 (2 weeks: first 2 polls)
Lowest Top 10 ranking (10 weeks): Unranked (5 week: polls 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Number of weeks in Top 10 (10 weeks): 5
Regular season offence points (28.5 ppg): 1st AUS / 10th CIS
Regular season offence total yards (369.9 ypg): 1st AUS / 14th CIS
Regular season offence passing (186.5 ypg): 2nd AUS / 22nd CIS
Regular season offence rushing (183.4 ypg): 1st AUS / 6th CIS
Regular season defence points (15.5 ppg): 1st AUS / 3rd CIS
Regular season defence total yards (259.1 ypg): 1st AUS / 2nd CIS
Regular season defence passing (153.1 ypg): 1st AUS / 1st CIS
Regular season defence rushing (106.0 ypg): 1st AUS / 3rd CIS

2010 results
Sept. 11 (away): Acadia 17, Saint Mary’s 7
Sept. 18 (home): Laval 45, Saint Mary’s 7
Sept. 25 (away): Mount Allison 23, Saint Mary’s 21
Oct. 1 (home): Saint Mary’s 45, Acadia 10
Oct. 8 (away): Saint Mary’s 43, StFX 16
Oct. 15 (home): Saint Mary’s 41, StFX 6
Oct. 23 (home): Saint Mary’s 43, Mount Allison 7
Oct. 30 (away): Saint Mary’s 21, Acadia 0
Nov. 13 (home): Saint Mary’s 37, Acadia 8 (AUS final)
2010 AUS individual honours
Major awards: Jahmeek Taylor (MVP)
All-stars offence: Craig Leger (RB), Jahmeek Taylor (IR), Kevin Walsh (WR), Adam Baboulas (T)
All-stars defence: Dan Schutte (T), Jeff Hecht (LB), Mark Holden (DB), Fraser Vrenjak (CB)
All-stars special teams: Jahmeek Taylor (RET)
All-time head-to-head vs. Calgary
Overall record: 1-3
2009 (home): 38-14 loss (Uteck Bowl)
1993 (home): 37-23 loss (Atlantic Bowl)
1992 (home): 21-11 win (Atlantic Bowl)
1988 (neutral site: Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 52-23 loss (Vanier Cup)
Bowl history (since inception of national semi-finals in 1967)
All-time Bowl record: 9-12
All-time Bowl record on the road: 1-2
Mitchell Bowl record: 0-2
Mitchell Bowl record on the road: 0-2
2009 (home): 38-14 loss vs. Calgary (Uteck Bowl)
2008 (away): 28-12 loss vs. Western (Mitchell Bowl)
2007 (home): 24-2 win vs. Laval (Uteck Bowl)
2004 (away): 31-16 loss vs. Saskatchewan (Mitchell Bowl)
2003 (home): 60-9 win vs. Simon Fraser (Uteck Bowl)
2002 (away): 36-25 win vs. McMaster (Churchill Bowl)
2001 (home): 48-8 win vs. Laval (Atlantic Bowl)
2000 (home): 40-36 loss vs. Regina (Atlantic Bowl)
1999 (home): 21-14 win vs. Waterloo (Atlantic Bowl)
1994 (home): 35-24 loss vs. Saskatchewan (Atlantic Bowl)
1993 (home): 37-23 loss vs. Calgary (Atlantic Bowl)
1992 (home): 21-11 win vs. Calgary (Atlantic Bowl)
1990 (home): 31-30 win vs. Western (Atlantic Bowl)
1989 (home): 38-33 loss vs. Western (Atlantic Bowl)
1988 (home): 44-10 win vs. Bishop’s (Atlantic Bowl)
1987 (home): 30-29 loss vs. McGill (Atlantic Bowl)
1974 (home): 45-1 loss vs. Toronto (Atlantic Bowl)
1973 (home): 19-17 win vs. Laurier (Atlantic Bowl)
1972 (home): 50-17 loss vs. Waterloo Lutheran (Atlantic Bowl)
1971 (home): 44-13 loss vs. Western (Atlantic Bowl)
1968 (home): 37-7 loss vs. Waterloo Lutheran (Atlantic Bowl)
Vanier Cup history
All-time record: 3-6
2007 (Rogers Centre, Toronto): 28-14 loss vs. Manitoba
2003 (SkyDome, Toronto): 14-7 loss vs. Laval
2002 (SkyDome, Toronto): 33-21 win vs. Saskatchewan
2001 (SkyDome, Toronto): 42-16 win vs. Manitoba
1999 (SkyDome, Toronto): 14-10 loss vs. Laval
1992 (SkyDome, Toronto): 31-0 loss vs. Queen’s
1990 (SkyDome, Toronto): 24-21 loss vs. Saskatchewan
1988 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 52-23 loss vs. Calgary
1973 (CNE Stadium, Toronto): 14-6 win vs. McGill
Head coach: Steve Sumarah
Year: 5th
Career regular season record: 29-10
Career playoff record: 6-4
Career overall record (season and playoffs): 35-14
Career overall record vs. Calgary: 0-1
Bowl record: 1-2
Bowl wins: 2007
Bowl losses: 2009, 2008
Vanier Cup record: 0-1
Vanier Cup wins: None
Vanier Cup losses: 2007

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY DINOS (Canada West champions)
2010 season summary
Overall record: 8-2
Regular season record: 6-2
Regular season standing: 2nd
Playoff record: 2-0
Final Top 10 ranking (Nov. 2): No. 5
Best Top 10 ranking (10 weeks): No. 1 (1 week: first poll)
Lowest Top 10 ranking (10 weeks): No. 7 (1 week: 8th poll)
Number of weeks in Top 10 (10 weeks): 10
Regular season offence points (26.0 ppg): 3rd CW / 11th CIS
Regular season offence total yards (447.9 ypg): 3rd CW / 8th CIS
Regular season offence passing (199.6 ypg): 6th CW / 21st CIS
Regular season offence rushing (248.2 ypg): 1st CW / 2nd CIS
Regular season defence points (22.3 ppg): 2nd CW / 9th CIS
Regular season defence total yards (422.8 ypg): 3rd CW / 18th CIS
Regular season defence passing (267.1): 6th CW / 21st CIS
Regular season defence rushing (155.6): 3rd CW / 14th CIS

2010 results
Sept. 4 (home): Saskatchewan 34, Calgary 13
Sept. 10 (home): Calgary 24, Regina 21
Sept. 18 (away): Calgary 23, Alberta 14
Sept. 25 (away): Calgary 26, Manitoba 25
Oct. 2 (home): Calgary 33, UBC 16
Oct. 15 (away): Saskatchewan 36, Calgary 17
Oct. 22 (away): Calgary 35, Regina 27
Oct. 30 (home): Calgary 37, Alberta 5
Nov. 6 (home): Calgary 40, Regina 33 (CW semifinal)
Nov. 13 (home): Calgary 56, Alberta 3 (CW final)

2010 Canada West individual honours
Major awards: Sam Hurl (defensive MVP), Paul Swiston (outstanding down lineman), Eric Dzwilewski (rookie of the year)
All-stars offence: Matt Walter (RB), Anthony Parker (IR), Nathan Coehoorn (WR), Paul Swiston (T), Reed Alexander (G), Alex Krausnick-Groh (C)
All-stars defence: Sam Hurl (LB), Tye Noble (HB)
All-stars special teams: Aaron Ifield (PK)
All-time head-to-head vs. Saint Mary’s
Overall record: 3-1

2009 (away): 38-14 win (Uteck Bowl)
1993 (away): 37-23 win (Atlantic Bowl)
1992 (away): 21-11 loss (Atlantic Bowl)
1988 (neutral site: Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 52-23 win (Vanier Cup)
Bowl history (since inception of national semi-finals in 1967)
All-time Bowl record: 6-4
All-time Bowl record at home: 2-0
Mitchell Bowl record: 0-0
Mitchell Bowl record at home: 0-0
2009 (away): 38-14 win vs. Saint Mary’s (Uteck Bowl)
2008 (away): 59-10 loss vs. Laval (Uteck Bowl)
1995 (home): 37-7 win vs. Ottawa (Churchill Bowl)
1993 (away): 37-23 win vs. Saint Mary’s (Atlantic Bowl)
1992 (away): 21-11 loss vs. Saint Mary’s (Atlantic Bowl)
1988 (away): 34-15 win vs. Western (Western Bowl)
1985 (home): 56-14 win vs. Carleton (Central Bowl)
1984 (away): 12-7 loss vs. Guelph (Central Bowl)
1977 (away): 24-22 loss vs. Western (Forest City Bowl)
1975 (away): 38-13 win vs. Acadia (Atlantic Bowl)
Vanier Cup history
All-time record: 4-3
2009 (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): 33-31 loss vs. Queen’s
1995 (SkyDome, Toronto): 54-24 win vs. Western
1993 (SkyDome, Toronto): 37-34 loss vs. Toronto
1988 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 52-23 win vs. Saint Mary’s
1985 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 25-6 win vs. Western
1983 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 31-21 win vs. Queen’s
1975 (CNE Stadium, Toronto): 14-9 loss vs. Ottawa
Head coach: Blake Nill
Year: 13th (5th at Calgary / 8 at Saint Mary’s 1998-2005)
Career regular season record: 73-31 (24-16 with Calgary)
Career playoff record: 19-8 (7-3 with Calgary)
Career overall record (season and playoffs): 92-39 (31-19 with Calgary)
Career overall record vs. Saint Mary’s: 1-0
Bowl record: 5-3 (1-1 with Calgary)
Bowl wins: 2009 (with Calgary), 2003, 2002, 2001, 1999
Bowl losses: 2008, 2004, 2000
Vanier Cup record: 2-3 (0-1 with Calgary)
Vanier Cup wins: 2002, 2001
Vanier Cup losses: 2009 (with Calgary), 2003, 1999

ALL-TIME CIS BOWL RESULTS (since start of CIS national semifinals in 1967)
2009
Uteck (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Calgary 38, Saint Mary’s 14
Mitchell (Richardson Stadium, Kingston): Queen’s 33, Laval 30
2008
Uteck (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): Laval 59, Calgary 10
Mitchell (TD Waterhouse Stadium, London): Western 28, Saint Mary’s 12
2007
Uteck (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 24, Laval 2
Mitchell (Canad Inns Stadium, Winnipeg): Manitoba 52, Western 20
2006
Uteck (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): Laval 57, Acadia 10
Mitchell (Frank Clair Stadium, Ottawa): Saskatchewan 35, Ottawa 28
2005
Uteck (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Wilfrid Laurier 31, Acadia 10
Mitchell (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon): Saskatchewan 29, Laval 27
2004
Uteck (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): Laval 30, Wilfrid Laurier 11
Mitchell (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon): Saskatchewan 31, Saint Mary’s 16
2003
Uteck (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 60, Simon Fraser 9
Mitchell (Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton): Laval 36, McMaster 32
2002
Churchill (Les Prince Field, Hamilton): Saint Mary’s 36, McMaster 25
Mitchell (Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, Montreal): Saskatchewan 22, McGill 0
2001
Churchill (Canad Inns Stadium, Winnipeg): Manitoba 27, McMaster 6
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 48, Laval 8
2000
Churchill (Les Prince Field, Hamilton): Ottawa 20, McMaster 15
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Regina 40, Saint Mary’s 36
1999
Churchill (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): Laval 27, Saskatchewan 21
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 21, Waterloo 14
1998
Churchill (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon): Saskatchewan 33, Western 17
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Concordia 25, Acadia 24
1997 (1)
Churchill (Frank Clair Stadium, Ottawa): Waterloo 1, Ottawa 0
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): UBC 34, Mount Allison 29
1996
Churchill (University Stadium, Waterloo): Saskatchewan 33, Guelph 9
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): StFX 13, Ottawa 5
1995
Churchill (McMahon Stadium, Calgary): Calgary 37, Ottawa 7
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Western 55, Acadia 45 OT
1994
Churchill (Coulter Field, Lennoxville, Que.): Western 41, Bishop’s 24
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saskatchewan 35, Saint Mary’s 24
1993
Churchill (SkyDome, Toronto): Toronto 26, Concordia 16
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Calgary 37, Saint Mary’s 23
1992
Churchill (SkyDome, Toronto): Queen’s 23, Guelph 16
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 21, Calgary 11
1991
Churchill (SkyDome, Toronto): Wilfrid Laurier 42, Queen’s 22
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Mount Allison 31, Saskatchewan 14
1990
Churchill (Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, Montreal): Saskatchewan 41, Bishop’s 13
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 31, Western 30
1989
Churchill (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon): Saskatchewan 40, Queen’s 10
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Western 38, Saint Mary’s 33
1988
Western (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Calgary 34, Western 15
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 44, Bishop’s 10
1987
Western (Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver): UBC 33, Wilfrid Laurier 31
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): McGill 30, Saint Mary’s 29
1986
Central (Bishop’s Field, Lennoxville, Que.): UBC 32, Bishop’s 30
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Western 29, Acadia 22
1985
Central (McMahon Stadium, Calgary): Calgary 56, Carleton 14
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Western 34, Mount Allison 3
1984
Central (Alumni Stadium, Guelph): Guelph 12, Calgary 7
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Mount Allison 29, Queen’s 17
1983 (2)
Western (Richardson Stadium, Kingston): Queen’s 22, Toronto 7
1982
Western (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Western 17, Concordia 7
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): UBC 54, StFX 1
1981
Western (Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton): Alberta 32, Western 31
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Acadia 40, Queen’s 14
1980
Western (Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton): Alberta 14, Western 4
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Ottawa 28, Acadia 8
1979
Yates Cup (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Western 32, Queen’s 14
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Acadia 27, Alberta 3
1978
Western (Empire Stadium, Vancouver): UBC 25, Wilfrid Laurier 16
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Queen’s 32, StFX 10
1977
Forest City (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Western 24, Calgary 22
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Acadia 35, Queen’s 22
1976
Forest City (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Western 30, UBC 8
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Acadia 18, Ottawa 16
1975
Central (Lansdowne Park, Ottawa): Ottawa 45, Windsor 6
Atlantic (Raymond Field, Wolfville, N.S.): Calgary 38, Acadia 13
1974
Central (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Western 41, Saskatchewan 17
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Toronto 45, Saint Mary’s 1
1973
Western (University Stadium, Winnipeg): McGill 16, Manitoba 0
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 19, Wilfrid Laurier 17
1972
Western (Varsity Stadium, Edmonton): Alberta 58, Loyola 6
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Waterloo Lutheran 50, Saint Mary’s 17
1971
Western (Varsity Stadium, Edmonton): Alberta 53, Bishop’s 2
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Western 44, Saint Mary’s 13
1970
Western (University Stadium, Winnipeg): Manitoba 24, Queen’s 20 (OT)
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Ottawa 24, UNB 11
1969
Western (University Stadium, Winnipeg): Manitoba 41, Windsor 7
Atlantic (Wanderers Grounds, Halifax): McGill 20, UNB 6
1968
Western (University Stadium, Winnipeg): Queen’s 29, Manitoba 6
Atlantic (Wanderers Grounds, Halifax): Waterloo Lutheran 37, Saint Mary’s 7
1967 (3)
Atlantic (Wanderers Grounds, Halifax): McMaster 7, StFX 0
NOTES:
(1) In 1997, Ottawa beat Waterloo 44-37 but later forfeited the game due to the use of ineligible players (official score: 1-0 Waterloo).
(2) In 1983, AUAA chose not to participate in a Bowl game as a protest against CIAU. WIFL champion
Calgary received a direct berth in the national final.

(3) In 1967, OQAA voted against any league participation in the Vanier Cup championship game. WIFL
champion Alberta received a direct berth in the national final.

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