Uteck and Mitchell Bowls: A head-to-head look

OTTAWA (CIS) – The stage is set for the CIS football semi-finals this Saturday, when a foursome of the usual suspects will battle for a berth in the 48th Vanier Cup championship at Toronto’s Rogers Centre on Nov. 23.

History was made over the weekend when Laval, Acadia, McMaster and Calgary all repeated as conference champions. Never before had the same four teams made it to the national Bowl games in back-to-back years. However, while the combatants will be the same this week, the matchups and locations are the opposite of what they were in 2011.

A year ago, McMaster travelled east to Moncton to defeat Acadia 45-21 in the Uteck Bowl, while Laval made the trip out west to beat Calgary 41-10 in the Mitchell Bowl. The Marauders then claimed their first-ever Vanier Cup title with a memorable 41-38 overtime win over the Rouge et Or in Vancouver.

This Saturday, it will be the Axemen and Dinos’ turn to hit the road for the CIS semis. Ninth-ranked Acadia (8-1) visits No. 2 Laval (10-1) in Quebec City, while No. 3 Calgary (9-1) flies to Hamilton to face top-ranked McMaster (10-0). Both contests will be televised live on TSN and RDS at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.

History, old and new, seems to favour Laval in the Uteck Bowl.

The Rouge et Or extended a pair of CIS-record streaks with their 40-17 win over Sherbrooke in the RSEQ’s Dunsmore Cup final. The triumph marked their 57th consecutive victory on home turf since 2004 and their 10th straight conference title. Laval is 6-0 lifetime against Acadia, including a 31-7 home-field win earlier this season (Sept. 15) in interlocking play and a 57-10 domination in the 2006 Uteck Bowl in Quebec City, the only previous head-to-head meeting in the national semis.

Last but not least, the perennial powerhouse is 5-0 over the years in Bowl games played at TELUS-UL Stadium. Meanwhile, Acadia has lost in its last six Bowl appearances since a win over Queen’s way back in 1981.

The Rouge et Or have a new-look offence in 2012 following the graduation of a number of long-time starters – including electrifying running back Sébastien Lévesque, senior quarterback Bruno Prud’homme and record-breaking wide receiver Julian Feoli-Gudino. Despite all the changes, they still managed to finish atop the RSEQ standings and produced the fourth-best offence in the country with 38.7 points per game.

While the offence needed some tweaking this fall, it was “same old, same old” on defence for the six-time Vanier Cup champs. Behind the strong play of veterans like linebacker Frédéric Plesius, the RSEQ defensive player of the year, Laval once again led the nation in fewest rushing yards allowed per contest (57.8), ranked second in points given up (12.7) and third in total yards against (298.2).

“We played Acadia earlier this season, so we’re somewhat familiar with them. But we have to keep in mind in was very early in the schedule,” said Laval head coach Glen Constantin, the Frank Tindall Trophy nominee who has a remarkable 114-24 overall record (.826) in 12 years at the helm. “There’s no doubt in my mind they’ve improved greatly since then. It should be a good game.”

While Laval’s offence is under the guidance of a first-year starter (quarterback Tristan Grenon), the undisputed leader of the Axemen is fifth-year pivot Kyle Graves, who was recently named MVP of the AUS conference for the second straight campaign. The Hec Crighton Trophy nominee has the luxury of throwing the ball to a pair of senior receivers in league all-stars Michael Squires and Taylor Renaud, who both caught over 50 passes during the regular season.

On the ground, Acadia received a major contribution from an unexpected source this fall. Following the loss of all-star running back Zach Skibin to injury in training camp, Thomas Troop took over as the number one back at the midway mark of the season and in only four starts, impressed enough to earn AUS rookie-of-the-year honours. The 18-year-old freshman had the best game of his young university career at the most opportune time last weekend as he was named MVP of the Loney Bowl following a 181-yard performance.

Despite Troop’s heroics, it was mostly a phenomenal defensive effort that allowed Acadia to claim its second consecutive AUS banner. In a 17-9 win over archrival Saint Mary’s, the Axemen allowed only one passing completion (for a loss of five yards), 97 total yards and nine first downs, three of them via penalty. The Axemen’s defence has been stellar all season and finished among the top six in the country in all major statistical categories, including points (16.5), total yards (313.1), passing yards (193.4) and rushing yards allowed (119.8) per outing.

“We’re very excited to be playing again in the national semi-final and to be going to Laval,” said 10-year sideline boss Jeff Cummins, the 2011 CIS coach of the year. “They’re a great team and have obviously created quite a dynasty in Quebec City.

“The experience our players and coaches got having played there back in September should give us a picture of what to expect, therefore the shock and awe of 15,000 people will not be as great,” added Cummins, whose troops played in front of 15,797 raucous TELUS-UL Stadium fans on Sept. 15. “But this is what college football should be about, going into hostile territory and playing against the best. We are very much looking forward to this Saturday and I’m sure Glen would say the same thing.”

While defence could prevail in Quebec City, fireworks are expected in the Mitchell Bowl at Ron Joyce Stadium, where the Dinos and Marauders will face each other for the first time in history.

Not that Calgary and McMaster are slackers defensively. The Canada West champions ranked top four in CIS in most major categories, including first in passing yards allowed per game (167.8), while the OUA champs finished fourth in points against (15.6) and sixth in total yards conceded (340.2).

However, with the kind of numbers the two teams put up on offence this fall, it’s hard to imagine a defensive struggle on Saturday.

Led by third-year quarterback and Canada West MVP Eric Dzwilewski, top CFL prospect Steven Lumbala at running back and CFL draft picks Kirby Fabien, Carson Rockhill and Reed Alexander on the offensive line, the Dinos led the country in points (47.5), total yards (592.1) and passing yards (374.6) per match, while “settling” for third in rushing (217.5).

The undefeated Marauders are no slouches themselves. They are led, of course, by fifth-year pivot Kyle Quinlan, the OUA player of the year and 2011 Vanier Cup MVP. Complementing Quinlan is a terrific group of receivers led by Robert Babic and Michael DiCroce, last year’s OUA league MVP who missed the entire regular season with an injury but came back in time for the playoffs and has racked up 253 yards in two games since. All that talent produced 45.6 points, 582.5 total yards and 370 passing yards per contest, each good for a second-place ranking in the nation, behind Calgary.

Statistically, Dzwilewski and Quinlan were arguably the top two quarterbacks in the country this season. The Dinos’ signal caller led the nation with a Canada West record completion percentage of 70.6, while the Marauders’ senior ranked second with a conference mark of his own (68.9). Quinlan averaged 307 passing yards per game while throwing for a CIS-best 19 touchdowns and a CIS-low two interceptions. Dzwilewski averaged 286 yards and topped his conference with 15 TD tosses, against only five picks.

Like Laval, the Dinos and Marauders claimed their conference titles in record-setting fashion last weekend.

Calgary became the first team in history to capture five consecutive Canada West banners thanks to a 38-14 Hardy Cup victory over Regina. McMaster beat Guelph 30-13 to earn its second straight Yates Cup and its 20th win in a row overall, dating back to Week 3 of the 2011 schedule, eclipsing the previous CIS mark set by Laval from 2004 to 2005.

“We’re extremely proud and excited to represent the OUA against a very talented Calgary team,” said seventh-year McMaster head coach Stefan Ptaszek, who hopes to guide the Marauders to their first-ever Bowl win at home on Saturday (0-3). “We know our OUA competition has prepared us to face the best in Canada, and we look forward to competing against one of the most dominant programs in CIS, right in our backyard.”

“McMaster is definitely deserving of their No. 1 ranking. They have great speed, great size, and as a group their skill players are probably the best in the country,” said Calgary bench boss Blake Nill, in his seventh campaign with the Dinos after winning a pair of Vanier Cups in eight seasons as head coach of Saint Mary’s. “They’re going to be a formidable opponent. We’re preparing to play our best game of the year, and we’re going to need to play our best game of the year.

“Our conference has done a great job preparing us, I think we had probably the toughest game to get into this semi-final round where we had to compete hard to even get there. We need to take what we learned from that game and hopefully supersede it against McMaster.”

Here is a closer look at the four participating teams in Saturday’s Bowl games.

UTECK BOWL

When: Saturday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. EST
Where: TELUS-Université Laval Stadium, Quebec City
Who: No. 9 Acadia Axemen (8-1) at No. 2 Laval Rouge et Or (10-1)
TV: TSN & RDS

ACADIA UNIVERSITY AXEMEN (AUS champions)

2012 season summary
Overall record: 8-1
Regular season record: 7-1
Regular season standing: 1st
Playoff record: 1-0
Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 30): No. 9
Top 10 best ranking: No. 8 (poll 3)
Top 10 lowest ranking: Unranked (polls 4-5)
Top 10 number of weeks ranked (10 polls): 8
Regular season offence points (28.6 ppg): 1st AUS / 13th CIS
Regular season offence total yards (433.6 ypg): 1st AUS / 8th CIS
Regular season offence passing (260.0 ypg): 1st AUS / 9th CIS
Regular season offence rushing (173.6 ypg): 2nd AUS / 10th CIS
Regular season defence points (16.5 ppg): 2nd AUS / 6th CIS
Regular season defence total yards (313.1 ypg): 1st AUS / 4th CIS
Regular season defence passing (193.4 ypg): 2nd AUS / 4th CIS
Regular season defence rushing (119.8 ypg): 1st AUS / 6th CIS

2012 results
Sept. 8 (home): Acadia 21, Saint Mary’s 16
Sept. 15 (away): Laval 31, Acadia 7
Sept. 22 (away): Acadia 26, Saint Mary’s 10
Sept. 29 (home): Acadia 30, Mount Allison 6
Oct. 6 (away): Acadia 41, StFX 14
Oct. 13 (home): Acadia 47, StFX 26
Oct. 20 (home): Acadia 12, Saint Mary’s 5
Oct. 27 (away): Acadia 45, Mount Allison 24
Nov. 10 (home): Acadia 17, Saint Mary’s 9 (AUS final)

2012 AUS individual honours
Major awards: Kyle Graves (MVP), Thomas Troop (rookie), Jeff Cummins (coach)
All-stars offence: Kyle Graves (QB), Michael Squires (IR), Taylor Renaud (WR), Wade Conrad (T), Colin Murray (G), Tyler Honeywood (C)
All-stars defence: Kirby Fletcher (T), Drew Morris (LB), Cameron Wade (DB), Brett Backman (DB)
All-stars special teams: Kyle Graves (P)

All-time head-to-head vs. Laval
Overall record: 0-6
2012 (away): 31-7 loss (regular season)
2008 (home): 47-1 loss (regular season)
2006 (away): 57-10 loss (Uteck Bowl)
2006 (away): 34-7 loss (regular season)
2004 (home): 21-18 loss (regular season)
2002 (home): 35-14 loss (regular season)

Bowl history (since inception of national semi-finals in 1967)
Overall record: 4-8
Home record: 4-7
Away record: 0-1

2011 (home): 45-21 loss vs. McMaster (Uteck Bowl)
2006 (away): 57-10 loss vs. Laval (Uteck Bowl)
2005 (home): 31-10 loss vs. Laurier (Uteck Bowl)
1998 (home): 25-24 loss vs. Concordia (Atlantic Bowl)
1995 (home): 55-45 OT loss vs. Western (Atlantic Bowl)
1986 (home): 29-22 loss vs. Western (Atlantic Bowl)
1981 (home): 40-14 win vs. Queen’s (Atlantic Bowl)
1980 (home): 28-8 loss vs. Ottawa (Atlantic Bowl)
1979 (home): 27-3 win vs. Alberta (Atlantic Bowl)
1977 (home): 35-22 win vs. Queen’s (Atlantic Bowl)
1976 (home): 18-16 win vs. Ottawa (Atlantic Bowl)
1975 (home): 38-13 loss vs. Calgary (Atlantic Bowl)

Vanier Cup history
All-time record: 2-2

1981 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 18-12 win vs. Alberta
1979 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 34-12 win vs. Western
1977 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 48-15 loss vs. Western
1976 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 29-13 loss vs. Western

Head coach: Jeff Cummins
Season: 10th
Career regular season record: 43-37 (.538)
Career playoff record: 7-8 (.467)
Career overall record (season and playoffs): 50-45 (.526)
Career overall record vs. Laval: 0-5
Bowl record: 0-3
Bowl wins: None
Bowl losses: 2011, 2006, 2005
Vanier Cup record: 0-0
Vanier Cup wins: None
Vanier Cup losses: None

LAVAL UNIVERSITY ROUGE ET OR (RSEQ champions)

2012 season summary
Overall record: 10-1
Regular season record: 8-1
Regular season standing: 1st
Playoff record: 2-0
Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 30): No. 2
Top 10 best ranking: No. 2 (polls 1-2-9-10)
Top 10 lowest ranking: No. 4 (polls 4-5-6)
Top 10 number of weeks ranked (10 polls): 10
Regular season offence points (38.7 ppg): 1st RSEQ / 4th CIS
Regular season offence total yards (415.2 ypg): 2nd RSEQ / 12th CIS
Regular season offence passing (213.1 ypg): 6th RSEQ / 20th CIS
Regular season offence rushing (202.1 ypg): 1st RSEQ / 6th CIS
Regular season defence points (12.7 ppg): 2nd RSEQ / 2nd CIS
Regular season defence total yards (298.2 ypg): 2nd RSEQ / 3rd CIS
Regular season defence passing (240.4 ypg): 3rd RSEQ / 13th CIS
Regular season defence rushing (57.8 ypg): 1st RSEQ / 1st CIS

2012 results
Sept. 2 (home): Laval 33, McGill 15
Sept. 8 (away): Laval 28, Bishop’s 22
Sept. 15 (home): Laval 31, Acadia 7
Sept. 21 (away): Laval 69, McGill 0
Sept. 29 (away): Laval 48, Sherbrooke 10
Oct. 7 (home): Laval 30, Montreal 11
Oct. 13 (away): Montreal 23, Laval 20
Oct. 21 (home): Laval 57, Bishop’s 7
Oct. 27 (away): Laval 32, Concordia 19
Nov. 3 (home): Laval 46, McGill 9 (RSEQ semifinal)
Nov. 10 (home): Laval 40, Sherbrooke 17 (RSEQ final)

2012 RSEQ individual honours
Major awards: Frédéric Plesius (defensive MVP), Glen Constantin (coach)
All-stars offence: Pascal Lochard (RB), Guillaume Rioux (IR), Matthew Norzil (WR), Pierre Lavertu (C), Charles Vaillancourt (G)
All-stars defence: Arnaud Gascon-Nadon (DE), Frédéric Plesius (LB), Mathieu Masseau (LB), Dominique Noël (DB)
All-stars special teams: Boris Bede (K)

All-time head-to-head vs. Acadia
Overall record: 6-0
2012 (home): 31-7 win (regular season)
2008 (away): 47-1 win (regular season)
2006 (home): 57-10 win (Uteck Bowl)
2006 (home): 34-7 win (regular season)
2004 (away): 21-18 win (regular season)
2002 (away): 35-14 win (regular season)

Bowl history (since inception of national semi-finals in 1967)
Overall record: 7-4
Home record: 5-0
Away record: 2-4

2011 (away): 41-10 win vs. Calgary (Mitchell Bowl)
2010 (home): 13-11 win vs. Western (Uteck Bowl)
2009 (away): 33-30 loss vs. Queen’s (Mitchell Bowl)
2008 (home): 59-10 win vs. Calgary (Uteck Bowl)
2007 (away): 24-2 loss vs. Saint Mary's (Uteck Bowl)
2006 (home): 57-10 win vs. Acadia (Uteck Bowl)
2005 (away): 29-27 loss vs. Saskatchewan (Mitchell Bowl)
2004 (home): 30-11 win vs. Laurier (Uteck Bowl)
2003 (away): 36-32 win vs. McMaster (Mitchell Bowl)
2001 (away): 48-8 loss vs. Saint Mary's (Atlantic Bowl)
1999 (home): 27-21 win vs. Saskatchewan (Churchill Bowl)

Vanier Cup history
All-time record: 6-1

2011 (BC Place Stadium, Vancouver): 41-38 OT loss vs. McMaster
2010 (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): 29-2 win vs. Calgary
2008 (Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton): 44-21 win vs. Western
2006 (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon): 13-8 win vs. Saskatchewan
2004 (Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton): 7-1 win vs. Saskatchewan
2003 (SkyDome, Toronto): 14-7 win vs. Saint Mary's
1999 (SkyDome, Toronto): 14-10 win vs. Saint Mary's

Head coach: Glen Constantin
Season: 12th
Career regular season record: 83-16 (.838)
Career playoff record: 31-8 (.795)
Career overall record (season and playoffs): 114-24 (.826)
Career overall record vs. Acadia: 6-0
Bowl record: 6-4
Bowl wins: 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2003
Bowl losses: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2001
Vanier Cup record: 5-1
Vanier Cup wins: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2003
Vanier Cup losses: 2011

MITCHELL BOWL

When: Saturday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m. EST
Where: Ron Joyce Stadium, Hamilton
Who: No. 3 Calgary Dinos (9-1) at No. 1 McMaster Marauders (10-0)
TV: TSN & RDS

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY DINOS (Canada West champions)

2012 season summary
Overall record: 9-1
Regular season record: 7-1
Regular season standing: 1st
Playoff record: 2-0
Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 30): No. 3
Top 10 best ranking: No. 2 (polls 3-4-5-6-7-8)
Top 10 lowest ranking: No. 3 (polls 1-2-9-10)
Top 10 number of weeks ranked (10 polls): 10
Regular season offence points (47.5 ppg): 1st CW / 1st CIS
Regular season offence total yards (592.1 ypg): 1st CW / 1st CIS
Regular season offence passing (374.6 ypg): 1st CW / 1st CIS
Regular season offence rushing (217.5 ypg): 2nd CW / 3rd CIS
Regular season defence points (14.6 ppg): 1st CW / 3rd CIS
Regular season defence total yards (272.1 ypg): 1st CW / 2nd CIS
Regular season defence passing (167.8 ypg): 1st CW / 1st CIS
Regular season defence rushing (104.4 ypg): 1st CW / 4th CIS

2012 results
Sept. 1 (home): Calgary 37, Regina 21
Sept. 7 (home): Calgary 65, Alberta 6
Sept. 15 (away): Calgary 33, Manitoba 12
Sept. 22 (away): Calgary 62, UBC 7
Sept. 29 (home): Calgary 45, Saskatchewan 4
Oct. 12 (away): Calgary 51, Alberta 1
Oct. 19 (away): Regina 12, Calgary 9
Oct. 27 (home): Calgary 78, Manitoba 54
Nov. 3 (home): Calgary 57, Manitoba 18 (CW semifinal)
Nov. 10 (home): Calgary 38, Regina 14 (CW final)

2012 Canada West individual honours
Major awards: Eric Dzwilewski (MVP), Mike Edem (defensive MVP), Brett Blaszko (rookie), Blake Nill (coach)
All-stars offence: Eric Dzwilewski (QB), Steven Lumbala (RB), Chris Dobko (IR), Quinn McCaughan (C), Kirby Fabien (T), Sean McEwen (G)
All-stars defence: Josh Symons (T), Linden Gaydosh (DE), Mike Edem (LB), Tye Noble (DB), Jamahl Knowles (CB)
All-stars special teams: Johnny Mark (K)

All-time head-to-head vs. McMaster
Overall record: 0-0

Bowl history (since inception of national semi-finals in 1967)
Overall record: 7-5
Home record: 3-1
Away record: 4-4

2011 (home): 41-10 loss vs. Laval (Mitchell Bowl)
2010 (home): 35-8 win vs. Saint Mary’s (Mitchell Bowl)
2009 (away): 38-14 win vs. Saint Mary’s (Uteck Bowl)
2008 (away): 59-10 loss vs. Laval (Uteck Bowl)
1995 (home): 37-7 win vs. Ottawa (Churchill Bowl)
1993 (away): 37-23 win vs. Saint Mary's (Atlantic Bowl)
1992 (away): 21-11 loss vs. Saint Mary's (Atlantic Bowl)
1988 (away): 34-15 win vs. Western (Central Bowl)
1985 (home): 56-14 win vs. Carleton (Western Bowl)
1984 (away): 12-7 loss vs. Guelph (Central Bowl)
1977 (away): 24-22 loss vs. Western (Forest City Bowl)
1975 (away): 38-13 win vs. Acadia (Atlantic Bowl)

Vanier Cup history
All-time record: 4-4

2010 (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): 29-2 loss vs. Laval
2009 (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): 33-31 loss vs. Queen’s
1995 (SkyDome, Toronto): 54-24 win vs. Western
1993 (SkyDome, Toronto): 37-34 loss vs. Toronto
1988 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 52-23 win vs. Saint Mary's
1985 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 25-6 win vs. Western
1983 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 31-21 win vs. Queen's
1975 (CNE Stadium, Toronto): 14-9 loss vs. Ottawa

Head coach: Blake Nill
Season: 15th (7th with Calgary / 8 with Saint Mary’s 1998-2005)
Career regular season record: 88-32 (.733) / 39-17 with Calgary (.696)
Career playoff record: 24-10 (.706) / 12-5 with Calgary (.706)
Career overall record (season and playoffs): 112-42 (.727) / 51-22 with Calgary (.699)
Career overall record vs. McMaster: 1-0 (with Saint Mary’s 2002 Churchill Bowl)
Bowl record: 6-4 / 2-2 with Calgary
Bowl wins: 2010, 2009, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1999
Bowl losses: 2011, 2008, 2004, 2000
Vanier Cup record: 2-4 / 0-2 with Calgary
Vanier Cup wins: 2002, 2001
Vanier Cup losses: 2010, 2009, 2003, 1999

McMASTER UNIVERSITY MARAUDERS (OUA champions)

2012 season summary
Overall record: 10-0
Regular season record: 8-0
Regular season standing: 1st
Playoff record: 2-0
Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 30): No. 1
Top 10 best ranking: No. 1 (all 10 polls)
Top 10 lowest ranking: -
Top 10 number of weeks ranked (10 polls): 10
Regular season offence points (45.6 ppg): 1st OUA / 2nd CIS
Regular season offence total yards (582.5 ypg): 1st OUA / 2nd CIS
Regular season offence passing (370.0 ypg): 1st OUA / 2nd CIS
Regular season offence rushing (212.5 ypg): 2nd OUA / 4th CIS
Regular season defence points (15.6 ppg): 1st OUA / 4th CIS
Regular season defence total yards (340.2 ypg): 1st OUA / 6th CIS
Regular season defence passing (235.6 ypg): 4th OUA / 11th CIS
Regular season defence rushing (104.6 ypg): 1st OUA / 5th CIS

2012 results
Sept. 3 (home): McMaster 50, Guelph 9
Sept. 8 (away): McMaster 68, Waterloo 21
Sept. 15 (away): McMaster 45, Ottawa 16
Sept. 22 (home): McMaster 33, Queen’s 20
Sept. 29 (away): McMaster 33, Western 27
Oct. 4 (away): McMaster 54, York 14
Oct. 13 (home): McMaster 39, Windsor 18
Oct. 20 (home): McMaster 43, Laurier 0
Nov. 3 (home): McMaster 42, Western 28 (OUA semifinal)
Nov. 10 (home): McMaster 30, Guelph 13 (OUA final)

2012 OUA individual honours
Major awards: Kyle Quinlan (MVP), Aram Eisho (defensive MVP), Ben D’Aguilar (down lineman), Stefan Ptaszek (coach)
All-stars offence (First Team): Kyle Quinlan (QB), Robert Babic (IR), Elliott Montag (C), Jason Medeiros (G), Matt Sewell (T)
All-stars defence (First team): Ben D’Aguilar (DE), Aram Eisho (LB), Joey Cupido (CB), Mike Daly (S)
All-stars special teams (First Team): Tyler Crapigna (K)
All-stars offence (Second Team): None
All-stars defence (Second Team): Tanvir Bhangoo (T), Nick Shortill (LB)
All-stars special teams (Second Team): Spencer Moore (cover)

All-time head-to-head vs. Calgary
Overall record: 0-0

Bowl history (since inception of national semi-finals in 1967)
Overall record: 2-4
Home record: 0-3
Away record: 2-1
2011 (away): 45-21 win vs. Acadia (Uteck Bowl)
2003 (home): 36-32 loss vs. Laval (Mitchell Bowl)
2002 (home): 36-25 loss vs. Saint Mary’s (Churchill Bowl)
2001 (away): 27-6 loss vs. Manitoba (Churchill Bowl)
2000 (home): 20-15 loss vs. Ottawa (Churchill Bowl)
1967 (away): 7-0 win vs. StFX (Atlantic Bowl)

Vanier Cup history
All-time record: 1-1
2011 (BC Place Stadium, Vancouver): 41-38 OT win vs. Laval
1967 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 10-9 loss vs. Alberta

Head coach: Stefan Ptaszek
Season: 7th
Career regular season record: 42-14 (.750)
Career playoff record: 8-5 (.615)
Career overall record (season and playoffs): 50-19 (.725)
Career overall record vs. Calgary: 0-0
Bowl record: 1-0
Bowl wins: 2011
Bowl losses: None
Vanier Cup record: 1-0
Vanier Cup wins: 2011
Vanier Cup losses: None

ALL-TIME CIS BOWL RESULTS (since start of CIS national semifinals in 1967)

2011
Uteck (Moncton Stadium, Moncton): McMaster 45, Acadia 21
Mitchell (McMahon Stadium, Calgary): Laval 41, Calgary 10

2010
Uteck (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): Laval 13, Western 11
Mitchell (McMahon Stadium, Calgary): Calgary 35, Saint Mary’s 8

2009
Uteck (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Calgary 38, Saint Mary’s 14
Mitchell (Richardson Stadium, Kingston): Queen’s 33, Laval 30

2008
Uteck (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): Laval 59, Calgary 10
Mitchell (TD Waterhouse Stadium, London): Western 28, Saint Mary’s 12

2007
Uteck (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 24, Laval 2
Mitchell (Canad Inns Stadium, Winnipeg): Manitoba 52, Western 20

2006
Uteck (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): Laval 57, Acadia 10
Mitchell (Frank Clair Stadium, Ottawa): Saskatchewan 35, Ottawa 28

2005
Uteck (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Wilfrid Laurier 31, Acadia 10
Mitchell (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon): Saskatchewan 29, Laval 27

2004
Uteck (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): Laval 30, Wilfrid Laurier 11
Mitchell (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon): Saskatchewan 31, Saint Mary’s 16

2003
Uteck (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 60, Simon Fraser 9
Mitchell (Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton): Laval 36, McMaster 32

2002
Churchill (Les Prince Field, Hamilton): Saint Mary’s 36, McMaster 25
Mitchell (Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, Montreal): Saskatchewan 22, McGill 0

2001
Churchill (Canad Inns Stadium, Winnipeg): Manitoba 27, McMaster 6
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 48, Laval 8

2000
Churchill (Les Prince Field, Hamilton): Ottawa 20, McMaster 15
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Regina 40, Saint Mary’s 36

1999
Churchill (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): Laval 27, Saskatchewan 21
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 21, Waterloo 14

1998
Churchill (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon): Saskatchewan 33, Western 17
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Concordia 25, Acadia 24

1997 (1)
Churchill (Frank Clair Stadium, Ottawa): Waterloo 1, Ottawa 0
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): UBC 34, Mount Allison 29

1996
Churchill (University Stadium, Waterloo): Saskatchewan 33, Guelph 9
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): StFX 13, Ottawa 5

1995
Churchill (McMahon Stadium, Calgary): Calgary 37, Ottawa 7
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Western 55, Acadia 45 (OT)

1994
Churchill (Coulter Field, Lennoxville, Que.): Western 41, Bishop’s 24
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saskatchewan 35, Saint Mary’s 24

1993
Churchill (SkyDome, Toronto): Toronto 26, Concordia 16
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Calgary 37, Saint Mary’s 23

1992
Churchill (SkyDome, Toronto): Queen’s 23, Guelph 16
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 21, Calgary 11

1991
Churchill (SkyDome, Toronto): Wilfrid Laurier 42, Queen’s 22
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Mount Allison 31, Saskatchewan 14

1990
Churchill (Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, Montreal): Saskatchewan 41, Bishop’s 13
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 31, Western 30

1989
Churchill (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon): Saskatchewan 40, Queen’s 10
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Western 38, Saint Mary’s 33

1988
Central (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Calgary 34, Western 15
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 44, Bishop’s 10

1987
Western (Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver): UBC 33, Wilfrid Laurier 31
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): McGill 30, Saint Mary’s 29

1986
Central (Bishop’s Field, Lennoxville, Que.): UBC 32, Bishop’s 30
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Western 29, Acadia 22

1985
Western (McMahon Stadium, Calgary): Calgary 56, Carleton 14
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Western 34, Mount Allison 3

1984
Central (Alumni Stadium, Guelph): Guelph 12, Calgary 7
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Mount Allison 29, Queen’s 17

1983 (2)
Western (Richardson Stadium, Kingston): Queen’s 22, Toronto 7

1982
Western (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Western 17, Concordia 7
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): UBC 54, StFX 1

1981
Western (Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton): Alberta 32, Western 31
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Acadia 40, Queen’s 14

1980
Western (Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton): Alberta 14, Western 4
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Ottawa 28, Acadia 8

1979
Yates Cup (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Western 32, Queen’s 14
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Acadia 27, Alberta 3

1978
Western (Empire Stadium, Vancouver): UBC 25, Wilfrid Laurier 16
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Queen’s 32, StFX 10

1977
Forest City (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Western 24, Calgary 22
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Acadia 35, Queen’s 22

1976
Forest City (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Western 30, UBC 8
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Acadia 18, Ottawa 16

1975
Central (Lansdowne Park, Ottawa): Ottawa 45, Windsor 6
Atlantic (Raymond Field, Wolfville, N.S.): Calgary 38, Acadia 13

1974
Central (J.W. Little Stadium, London): Western 41, Saskatchewan 17
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Toronto 45, Saint Mary’s 1

1973
Western (Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg): McGill 16, Manitoba 0
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Saint Mary’s 19, Wilfrid Laurier 17

1972
Western (Varsity Stadium, Edmonton): Alberta 58, Loyola 6
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Waterloo Lutheran 50, Saint Mary’s 17

1971
Western (Varsity Stadium, Edmonton): Alberta 53, Bishop’s 2
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Western 44, Saint Mary’s 13

1970
Western (University Stadium, Winnipeg): Manitoba 24, Queen’s 20 (OT)
Atlantic (Huskies Stadium, Halifax): Ottawa 24, UNB 11

1969
Western (University Stadium, Winnipeg): Manitoba 41, Windsor 7
Atlantic (Wanderers Grounds, Halifax): McGill 20, UNB 6

1968
Western (University Stadium, Winnipeg): Queen’s 29, Manitoba 6
Atlantic (Wanderers Grounds, Halifax): Waterloo Lutheran 37, Saint Mary’s 7

1967 (3)
Atlantic (Wanderers Grounds, Halifax): McMaster 7, StFX 0

NOTES:

(1) In 1997, Ottawa beat Waterloo 44-37 but later forfeited the game due to the use of ineligible players (official score: 1-0 Waterloo).

(2) In 1983, the AUAA chose not to participate in a Bowl game as a protest against CIAU. WIFL champion Calgary received a direct berth in the national final.

(3) In 1967, the OQAA voted against any league participation in the Vanier Cup championship game. WIFL champion Alberta received a direct berth in the national final.

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