News came today that the Quebec conference upheld the ruling that saw the UdeM Carabins lose their game 1-0 to the Saint Mary's Huskies. News also came out that the UdeM will choose to use their right to appeal for a second time, their last possible option.
A big week in the Q that saw second place fully emerge and the previously-back-of-the-pack Gaiters into the hunt.
Laval was dominant in windy conditions against Concordia. Not much to say about this game, except that Sebastien Levesque was good and Concordia actually had a 4-0 lead in the game. Final: 37-4 Laval
The game between Montreal and Sherbrooke was a lot more exciting. It was a tight game played in wet weather and really long grass. Montreal had a halftime lead slip away in about 2 minutes when Raphael Gagne returned the opening kickoff 104 yards and Alex Branco had a pick-six. The Vert et Or controlled the rest of the game and won. Final: 20-11 Sherbrooke
At McGill, the Gaiters got off to a slow start and trailed 15-3 at halftime. They roared back led by the QUFL's leading passer Jordan Heather who threw for 324 yards and two touchdowns. McGill now has lost 17 straight games but seem a lot more competitive. They outgained Bishop's in the game. Final: 23-18 Bishop's
Standings: (#-CIS Rank)
1. #1 LAVAL 5-0
2. #4 SHERBROOKE 4-1
3. #6 MONTREAL 2-3**
4. CONCORDIA 2-3
5. BISHOP'S 2-3
6. McGILL 0-5
**-Record is pending second appeal by Montreal for ineligible player vs Saint Mary's
The Week Ahead:
Saturday, October 8
1pm McGill (0-5) @ Concordia (2-3) (Radio: TSN Radio 990, Webcast: SSN Canada)
1pm #1 Laval (5-0) @ #6 Montreal (2-3) (TV/Web: SRC Radio: 98,5 FM, Québec800, CHYZ)
7pm Bishop's (2-3) @ Sherbrooke (4-1)
Rivalry weekend! Bishop's can play Sherbrooke close and could surprise. McGill and Concordia always play close games no matter how the teams are doing, especially the last few years. Laval and Montreal should be close as Montreal needs to keep pace after losing their win vs Saint Mary's.