The No. 8 Montreal Carabins did not need much of a passing game to romp 41-18 over No. 9 Concordia in Sunday's only game.
Les Bleus worked with the short field almost all afternoon, with only two of their scoring drives covering more than 50 yards. Wideout Frank Bruno had 214 punt-return yards, including a 94-yarder for the day's first TD and a 31-yard runback which set up the second score. Rotrand Sene (22 rushes, 198 yards) powered the offence, while Gregory Alexandre had a big fourth-quarter sack which helped extinguish the Stingers' hopes.
It's tough tell this early in the season how much results reflect the winning team playing well and the other team playing not well. Concordia got itself in a 20-0 hole less than 12 minutes into the game. When that happens, it usually goes beyond not making adjustments.
The Stingers got as close as 28-18 late in the third quarter. Montreal managed to pull away with two field goals (one on a drive which had 25 yards in Stingers penalties) and then a 96-yard interception return by Hamid Mamouhdi set up a salt-it-away touchdown.
Montreal could go as high as No. 5 in this week's Top 10. Concordia has been outscored 92-18 to start the season, but they have a history of recent success and their remaining schedule is manageable.