Upstart Mounties join top-ranked contenders in national semifinals

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November 9, 2013, OTTAWA (ISN) – The top-three ranked teams in the country and the surprising Mount Allison Mounties will compete in the CIS football national semifinals, next Saturday.

In the Uteck Bowl, the Mounties (6-4) will host the second-ranked and defending Vanier Cup champion Laval Rouge et Or (10-0) at MacAulay Field in Sackville, N.B., at 1:30 p.m. Atlantic Time (12:30 EST).

The Mitchell Bowl will follow at 2 p.m. Mountain Time (4 p.m. EST) and will see the No. 1 Western Mustangs (10-0) visit the No. 3 Calgary Dinos (10-0) at McMahon Stadium.

Both games are televised on Sportsnet 360 and Radio-Canada and can also be seen on the web at www.CIS-SIC.tv

The winners advance to the 49th TELUS Vanier Cup in Quebec City, on Nov. 23 (1 p.m. EST on Sportsnet 360 and Radio-Canada).

In today’s AUS final at Halifax, Mount Allison edged Saint Mary’s 20-17 to capture its first conference title since 1997.

In Quebec, Laval beat archrival Montreal 14-11 to extend a pair of CIS record streaks with their 11th straight RSEQ banner and their 64th straight win overall on home turf, dating back to 2004.

In the OUA, Western crushed No. 4 Queen’s 51-22 at home in London to claim the 30th Yates Cup in program history, its first since 2010.

Finally, in Canada West, Calgary outscored Manitoba 43-28 at McMahon Stadium to add to its own conference record with a sixth straight Hardy Trophy triumph.

Mount Allison and Laval have met only once in the past, in regular season action, with the Rouge et Or dominating the interlock duel 73-7 on Oct. 17, 2009 in Quebec City.

Laval is 8-4 all-time in national semifinals, including a 42-7 home win over Acadia in last year’s Uteck Bowl. Mount Allison is 2-2 in CIS semis, its last appearance a 34-29 loss to UBC in the 1997 Atlantic Bowl in Halifax.

Calgary is 3-1 all-time against Western, including a 24-22 loss in the 1977 Forest City Bowl and a 34-15 win in the 1988 Western Bowl, both played in London. The two schools also met in a pair of Vanier Cup finals in Toronto, with the Dinos prevailing 25-6 in 1985 and 54-24 in 1995.

The Dinos played in last year’s Mitchell Bowl, dropping a 45-6 decision to McMaster in Hamilton, while the Mustangs return to the Final Four for the first time since a heart-breaking 13-11 Uteck Bowl loss to Laval in Quebec.

It marks the first time since 2005 (Laval, Saskatchewan, Laurier) that three teams advance to the Bowl games with unblemished records.

AUS final (Loney Bowl): Mount Allison 20, Saint Mary’s 17

Boxscore: Loney Bowl stats http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/fball/2013/postseason-boxscores/20131109_m115.xml 

Recap: Loney Bowl story http://www.atlanticuniversitysport.com/sports/fball/2013-14/releases/20131109oxe2tv 

RSEQ final (Dunsmore Cup): No. 2 Laval 14, No. 7 Montreal 11

Boxscore: Dunsmore Cup stats http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/fball/2013/postseason-boxscores/20131109_bplj.xml 

Recap: Dunsmore Cup story http://www.rougeetor.ulaval.ca/les_clubs/nouvelle/article/p-classsurtitrefootball-universitaire-coupe-dunsmorepp-classtitrele-rouge-et-or-champ/ 

OUA final (Yates Cup): No. 1 Western 51, No. 4 Queen’s 22

Boxscore: Yates Cup stats http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/fball/2013/postseason-boxscores/20131109_9pe0.xml 

Recap: Yates Cup story http://www.oua.ca/news/2013/11/9/FB_1109134217.aspx 

Canada West final (Hardy Cup): No. 3 Calgary 43, No. 9 Manitoba 28

Boxscore: Hardy Cup stats http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/fball/2013/postseason-boxscores/20131109_4575.xml 

Recap: TO COME

BOWL GAMES & VANIER CUP SCHEDULE (on Sportsnet & Radio-Canada)

November 16

  • Uteck Bowl (13:30 AST / 12:30 EST): No. 2 Laval (10-0) at Mount Allison (6-4)
  • Mitchell Bowl (14:00 MST / 16:00 EST): No. 1 Western (10-0) at No. 3 Calgary (10-0)

November 23

  • 49th TELUS Vanier Cup (13:00 EST): TELUS-Université Laval Stadium, Quebec City

ALL-TIME CIS BOWL RESULTS (Inaugural national semifinals: 1967)

2012

  • Uteck (TELUS-UL Stadium, Quebec City): Laval 42, Acadia 7
  • Mitchell (Ron Joyce Stadium, Hamilton): McMaster 45, Calgary 6

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

  • Western (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

  • Central (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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