- Calgary coach Blake Nill played the "complacent" card after the 50-26 Dinos win over UBC. The Dinos have scored "99 points in the past two blowout victories" (Sun Media) and 130 in their past three.
- It's not sexy, but Manitoba is in the Canada West playoff race thanks to a defence which has not allowed a TD in two games.
Oddly enough, the Bisons special teams has been scored on in each of the past two games. (Sun Media)
- Did all the coaches call each other and decide they would all try a fake kick this weekend? Acadia went for a fake field goal vs. St. FX and the pass was intercepted.
There's no mention of the flu weakening Acadia, but Axemen coach Jeff Cummins said it was the first time one of his teams had given up 60 points. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)
- Morris Dalla Costa writes that No. 2 (for now) Western got "punked," contriving to lose to McMaster despite having more than 600 yards of offence. Mustangs defensive coordinator Paul Gleason was fairly "seething," could you blame him? (London Free Press)
- A big rest-of-the-story with U of T receiver Drew Meerveld, who is leading the OUA in pass receptions, is that he shone in basketball at Woodland Christian high school just outside Waterloo. That might mean little, but it speaks volumes to anyone who has covered high school sports in small-town southwestern Ontario. Woodland Christian and Rockway Mennonite were usually a favourite to win the single-A title come CWOSSA time.
Meerveld is leading OUA receivers in catches per game (5.6). He is 11th in yards, which is what we go by yards here in Canada. (Sun Media)
- Their names did not make the paper, but Carleton coach Dave Smart and Ryerson skipper Roy Rana (hard to say "rookie coach" when it is Roy Rana) were each invited into the Toronto Raptors' inner sanctum during their training camp in Ottawa. (Toronto Star)
- Queen's can too beat Laval ... in basketball. Ryan Hairsine had 23 points and Dan Bannister had 21 in an 89-87 OT victory over the Rouge et Or.
Laval has a coaching change (Jacques Paiement Jr. has replaced his dad) and had a key player injured. It is also the first weekend of October, but Queen's was 7-15 in the OUA East last season (albeit with star Mitch Leger missing much of the year) and it just beat one of the QSSF's traditional contenders.
- One women's exhibition score from Saturday: Carleton beat UQAM 78-56 in its first game vs. CIS competition this season. Frosh guard Jessica Resch had 13 points and the Ravens, true to form, were plus-15 on the boards.
- Victor Anilane, Lakehead's Swedish import, scored his first goal in an exhibition win over Guelph on Saturday. (TBNewsWatch)