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1 – McMaster (4-0) : WIN 33-20 vs Queens.
Kyle Quinlan is the best player in the country so far in 2012 with 14 total TDS in 4 games (10 pass, 4 rush). Queens did put up over 400 yards of offense and sacked Quinlan 5 times, which raises some concerns. Still top in the CIS. UP NEXT: at Western.
2 – Calgary (4-0): WIN 62-7 vs UBC.
Their QBs combine to go 31 of 35 – 89% ! – in their blowout win vs UBC. That’s 710yards and 8TDs on offense! Flawless performance as they move closer to #1. UP NEXT: vs Saskatchewan.
3 – Montréal (4-0): WIN 15-6 vs Sherbrooke.
Another game another win for Coach Maciocia’s team. This one was not pretty but it’s their ability to come out on top of those tight battles that have the Carbs in the top 3. UP NEXT: at Concordia.
4 - Laval (4-0): WIN 69-0 vs McGill.
Finally a convincing win for the Rouge et Or. With over 500 yards of total offense and 6 offensive touchdowns, new OC Justin Éthier gets their O back on track. They now enter the crunch of their season with matchups against Sherbrooke and Montreal in a back to back battle that will decide who should finish atop the Q. NEXT UP: at Sherbrooke.
5 – Regina (3-1) WIN 35-26 vs Saskatchewan.
They come out on top of this week 4 CanWest showdown with a solid balanced performance on offense and prove they’re legit contenders. This week, crucial matchup vs Manitoba to solidify that 2nd spot in the rankings. UP NEXT: vs Manitoba.
6 – Queen’s (3-1) : LOSS 33-20 vs McMaster.
They never let down despite falling to 33-3 vs McMaster. Their 17 unanswered 2nd half points shows they can compete with the best. QB Billy McPhee gains valuable experience and goes 320 yds a TD and most importantly, no pick; solid performance despite loss. UP NEXT: vs Ottawa.
7 – Western (3-1): WIN 43-26 vs Windsor.
They bounce back with a huge win. Propelled by 1st year starter Garret Sanvido (205yds 2TD), the Mustangs have the best run game in the country. Their 4thQ letdown (25 points allowed) raises some questions as to their ability to close out games. UP NEXT: vs McMaster.
8 – Guelph (3-1)WIN 31-29 vs Toronto.
Their offense maintained possession of the ball for 40+ minutes as their QB John Lindsay completed 86% of his passes with 2 TDs. They managed to win despite a -4 turnover ratio. At 3-1, they’re now strong contenders in the OUA. UP NEXT: at Laurier.
9 – Manitoba (3-1): WIN 51-38 vs Alberta.
They just can’t allow 38 points and 516 yards to a 0-4 Alberta team. QB Cam Clark is in control (442 yards, 4TDs) but their D has to step up if they want to compete with Regina and Calgary moving forward. UP NEXT: at Regina.
10 – Sherbrooke (2-2) LOSS 15-6 vs Montreal.
Tough loss against arch rival Montreal in week 1 rematch. Despite loss, their defense shows up big, limiting a Carabins offense that averaged over 40 points a game so far. Big problems on offense as they just can’t seem to get their run game going. UP NEXT: vs Laval.
OFF MVP – Bishop’s RB Matthew Burke goes for 232 yards on 3- carries and a score to provide team 1st win of the season.
DEF MVP – Tyler Sawyer, LB, Ottawa. 9 tackles, 3 for loss, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 3 pass break-up. Solid despite team loss.