CIS football players of the week (#6)


October 2, 2013, OTTAWA (CIS) – McGill quarterback Pierre-Luc Dussault, Saint Mary’s defensive lineman Rob Jubenville and Guelph returner Alex Charette are the CIS football players of the week for the period ending Sept. 29, 2013.

Dussault, a first-year pre-medicine student from Quebec City, was honoured on offence after he led the Redmen (3-2) to a spectacular 53-52 overtime win over cross-town rival Concordia in his first career start at the university level, last Saturday. With his team trailing by 20 points (32-12) early in the third quarter, the 6-foot, 200-pound freshman orchestrated a memorable comeback and ended up completing 29 of 46 passes for three touchdowns and 538 yards, the second best single-game tally in RSEQ history and the 12th best on the CIS all-time list. Dussault also had a major and 62 yards on the ground as McGill racked up a school-record 757 yards of net offence.

Acadia running back Zack Skibin, Toronto quarterback Simon Nassar and Calgary running back Mercer Timmis were also up for the award.

Jubenville, a fifth-year business administration student from Oshawa, Ont., took home the weekly honour on defence thanks to his four quarterback sacks in a 25-13 win over StFX, Friday night. The 6-foot-2, 257-pound senior finished the contest with 5.5 tackles and also forced a fumble as the Huskies (2-2) held the visiting X-Men to 163 yards of total offence. Jubenville leads CIS this season with eight sacks in only four games and is the all-time AUS leader with 27 over his career.

Sherbrooke lineman Jean-Christophe Gagnon, Queen’s defensive back Justin Baronaitis and Manitoba defensive back Connor Lesperance were also nominated.

Charette, a third-year human kinetics student from St. Catharines, Ont., was the choice on special teams thanks to his electrifying 125-yard touchdown off a missed field goal in a 41-19 victory over Waterloo, a result which allowed the Gryphons (5-0) to remain undefeated in league play and climb to fourth place in the national Top 10, their best ranking since 1997. With Guelph leading 21-6 late in the first half, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound receiver all but put the game away with his spectacular return. He finished the match with 169 return yards on four touches and 211 all-purpose yards.

Kickers Chase Kodejs of Saint Mary’s, Keegan Treloar of Concordia and Johnny Mark of Calgary were the other nominees.

Offensive nominees:

  • AUS: Zack Skibin, running back, Acadia
  • RSEQ: Pierre-Luc Dussault, quarterback, McGill (recipient)
  • OUA: Simon Nassar, quarterback, Toronto
  • CWUAA: Mercer Timmis, running back, Calgary

Defensive nominees:

  • AUS: Rob Jubenville, lineman, Saint Mary’s (recipient)
  • RSEQ: Jean-Christophe Gagnon, lineman, Sherbrooke
  • OUA: Justin Baronaitis, defensive back, Queen’s
  • CWUAA: Connor Lesperance, defensive back, Manitoba

Special team nominees:

  • AUS: Chase Kodejs, kicker, Saint Mary’s
  • RSEQ: Keegan Treloar, kicker, Concordia
  • OUA: Alex Charette, returner, Guelph (recipient)
  • CWUAA: Johnny Mark, kicker, Calgary

Follow the link for the complete 2013 schedule and results:

October 4

  • 19:00 No. 8 Bishop’s (3-2) at McGill (3-2)
  • 19:00 York (2-3) at No. 4 Guelph (5-0)
  • 19:00 No. 3 Calgary (5-0) at No. 6 Saskatchewan (4-1)

October 5

  • 13:00 No. 7 Montreal (3-2) at Sherbrooke (2-3)
  • 13:00 Laurier (1-5) at No. 5 Queen’s (4-1)
  • 13:00 Waterloo (1-4) at No. 3 McMaster (2-3)
  • 13:00 Carleton (0-5) at Ottawa (3-3)
  • 13:00 No. 1 Western (6-0) at Windsor (4-2)
  • 13:00 UBC (2-3) at No. 10 Manitoba (3-2)
  • 13:00 Alberta (0-5) at Regina (1-4)
  • 14:00 Mount Allison (1-3) at StFX (2-2)
  • 14:00 Acadia (2-2) at Saint Mary’s (2-2)

October 6

  • 13:30 Concordia (0-5) at No. 2 Laval (5-0)

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