Will Finch threw 350 yards and four touchdowns as the Western Mustangs remained undefeated on the CIS football season with an emphatic 70-14 rout of the Carleton Ravens on Saturday.
The Mustangs (5-0) were near perfect all afternoon as they were dominant in all three phases of the game. Western’s no-huddle offence wore down the Ravens (3-2) and finished with 765 yards of offence.
“A little bit,” said Mustangs head coach Greg Marshall when asked if he was surprised by the final score. “I was surprised by the bunches we scored in at the end of the first half but I thought we had a pretty good game plan.”
Western’s defence limited the Ravens to 405 yards of offence, including 267 yards passing from quarterback Jesse Mills. He completed 26 of 41 passes with one touchdown and one interception.
Western running back Alex Taylor picked up 110 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carrier. Yannick Harou, Cedric Joseph and Adam Sinclair also ran in touchdowns as the Mustangs racked up 349 rushing yards.
Tom Marshall caught two of Finch’s touchdown strikes, while Harry McMaster added a 59-yard touchdown reception and Matt Uren scored on a 39-yard pass.
Jahvari Bennett , on a 15-yard run, and Nathaniel Behar, on a 19-yard reception, scored Carleton’s points.
It’s the second straight time Western has put up at least 70 points on Carleton at TD Stadium. The Mustangs beat the Ravens 71-4 at home in 2013.
GRYPHONS 48 GEE-GEES 26
GUELPH, Ont. — James Roberts threw four touchdowns, including two to Jacob Scarfone, and the Gryphons (5-0) remained undefeated and kept pace with Western with a win over Ottawa (2-2).
VERT ET OR 31 MOUTIES 7
SACKVILLE, N.B. — Jeremi Roch tossed three touchdown passes as Sherbrooke (2-2) downed Mount Allison (1-2).
GAITERS 23 HUSKIES 17
HALIFAX — Starting quarterback Mathieu Demers threw three interceptions and just one touchdown, but Bishop’s 1-3 outscored Saint Mary’s (0-3) 16-0 in the second half to pick up the win.
LANCERS 22 GOLDEN HAWKS 18
WATERLOO, Ont. — Running back Tarrence Crawford rushed for 59 yards and two touchdowns as the Lancers (1-4) edged Laurier (1-3) for their first win of the season.
MARAUDERS 67 LIONS 10
HAMILTON — Asher Hastings completed 20-of-25 passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns and Jordan Lyons rushed for two more scores as McMaster (3-1) downed York (1-4).
GAELS 37 VARSITY BLUES 18
TORONTO — Quarterback Nate Hobbs threw for 401 yards and two touchdowns as Queen’s (3-2) defeated Toronto (1-3).
REDMEN 45 AXEMEN 15
MONTREAL — Nicolas English threw for two touchdowns and Luis Guimont-Mota ran for two more to lead McGill (2-2) over Acadia (2-1).
CARABINS 34 STINGERS 21
MONTREAL — Sean Thomas Erlington punched in two touchdowns for Montreal (3-1), which overcame a four-touchdown performance from Concordia quarterback Trenton Miller. The Stingers fell to (2-2).
The Canadian Press