Linking the country: Labouring through OUA blowouts

What you missed while trying not to make eye contact with Daniel Negreanu ...

Not the best start for Gary Etcheverry at Ottawa U: the Lancers put 63 on them, the highest score Windsor's had since [looks it up] September 24, 2005, when they beat a very poor U of T team 63 to 22. This result also means the Gee-Gees have surrendered 164 points in their last three games going back to last year. Etcheverry told the Ottawa Citizen that "we lacked explosion in everything we did" — which is true, as this was more of an implosion.

Man, remember when Waterloo beat McMaster four years ago? No, I don't either. Yesterday they dropped their opener to the Mustangs 54-10. The focus in The Record is on Dennis McPhee, former head coach of one program now defensively coordinating for the other, who left Waterloo to spend more time with his Mustangs family. We also hear from his replacement, Joe Paopao, who says of the Warriors, "Based on what we saw today, we’ll be alright." Does anyone have the heart to tell him?

Ask Mac how Guelph is this year. The final was 50-9, a combination of Kyle Quinlan being very good and the Gryphons, apparently, completely giving up before two minutes had passed in the second half by conceding a safety and a 75-yard TD pass on consecutive plays. Quinlan actually rushed for 104 yards himself, half of what the entire Guelph offence gained on the day. When you remove Waterloo games from last year's results, only three teams had a negative point differential: York, Toronto, and Guelph. There is no current relevance to that anecdote whatsoever.

19 points (Toronto over Laurier) isn't a blowout, really, but it gets extra credit for being a shutout. Because this game hadn't started by 4:56pm, it didn't make the earlier Record story (not even in a "late action included..." mention).

The most noteworthy thing out of the York-Queen's game was that the Kingston Whig-Standard used "Golden Gaels." No, really. The highlight package put together by The Score consisted of exactly two plays. The game was played in front of 8,191 spectators, 8,215 if you include York.

Because there wasn't much else of interest yesterday, let's bring in the 2012-13 edition of This Week In Chris Oliver a few months early: "Use stats to reveal the truth to your players."
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  1. Week 2 isn't going to be any more competitive. I think the only game of interest will be whether Toronto can compete against Western.

  2. Considering the relative success that UW found early in the game, I could see Toronto giving Western some difficulties in the pass game. That said though, the Mustang defensive-line may have a little more umph than was expected, considering the loss of Lee and Van Praet's move. Osie-Kusi looks noticable bigger and much more explosive than last year.