CIS football record watch: McMaster’s Crapigna closing in on field goal mark


OTTAWA (CIS) – The first seven weeks of the CIS football season have been highlighted by some remarkable performances and a number of star players could add their name to the national record book by the time the regular schedule comes to an end, on November 1st.

Here’s a look at some players to keep an eye on this weekend and over the next few weeks.



With two conference games remaining in his career, McMaster kicker Tyler Crapigna, who already holds the all-time OUA record of 79 field goals, needs four more to break the CIS standard of 82 set by former Sherbrooke standout William Dion (2008-2012). The Marauders host Laurier Saturday at 1 p.m.

Laval’s Boris Bede and Calgary’s Johnny Mark, both in their fourth year of eligibility, are tied for 11th place on the CIS career list with 61 field goals.

82 William Dion, Sherbrooke (2008-12)
79 Tyler Crapigna, McMaster (2010-present)
77 Lirim Hajrullahu, Western (2009-13)
75 Matthew Falvo, Ottawa (2008-12)
71 Aaron Ifield, Calgary (2006-10)
70 Frank Jagas, Western (1990-94)
69 Christopher Milo, Laval (2007-10)
68 Jamie Boreham, UBC-Sask.-Man. (1996 / 1999 / 2001-03)
65 Justin Palardy, Saint Mary’s (2006-09)
63 Shawn McIsaac, UBC (2004-08)
61 Anand Pillai, McGill (1999-03)
61 Boris Bede, Laval (2011-present)
61 Johnny Mark, Calgary (2011-present)


Crapigna and Guelph’s Daniel Ferraro enter the weekend as the 2014 CIS leaders with 19 field goals apiece. The single-season CIS record of 25 was set in 2008 by Laval’s Christopher Milo, while the OUA mark of 22 is shared by Western’s Lirim Hajrullahu (2013) and McMaster’s Michael Ray (2003).

25 Christopher Milo, Laval (2008)
23 Jamie Boreham, Manitoba (2001)
23 Justin Palardy, Saint Mary’s (2009)
22 Jamie Boreham, Manitoba (2002)
22 Michael Ray, McMaster (2003)
22 Lirim Hajrullahu, Western (2013)
22 3 other players
19 Tyler Crapigna, McMaster (2014)
19 Daniel Ferraro, Guelph (2014)


Crapigna is also tied for fourth place in CIS history with 385 career points. The CIS and OUA record of 422 is held by Western’s Lirim Hajrullahu (2009-2013).

Mark is also in the CIS top 10, in ninth place, with 355 career points. He is only two shy of the Canada West of 357 mark set by Jamie Boreham, who suited up for UBC (1996), Saskatchewan (1999) and Manitoba (2001-2003).

422 Lirim Hajrullahu, Western (2009-13)
410 Neil Lumsden, Ottawa (1972-75)
392 Frank Jagas, Western (1990-94)
385 Christopher Milo, Laval (2007-10)
385 Tyler Crapigna, McMaster (2010-present)
374 William Dion, Sherbrooke (2008-12)
368 Matthew Falvo, Ottawa (2008-12)
357 Jamie Boreham, UBC-Sask.-Man. (1996 / 1999 / 2001-03)
355 Johnny Mark, Calgary (2011-present)


While he should not threaten the CIS career record of 87 touchdown passes held by Saint Mary’s legend Chris Flynn (1987-1990), fifth-year Windsor quarterback Austin Kennedy has a good shot at the OUA mark of 79 set by Ottawa’s Josh Sacobie (2004-2008), which is also the second-highest tally in CIS history. With two conference games left in his career, Kennedy currently ranks fifth on the CIS list with 75.

87 Chris Flynn, Saint Mary’s (1987-90)
79 Josh Sacobie, Ottawa (2004-08)
77 Danny Brannagan, Queen’s (2005-09)
76 Teale Orban, Regina (2004-08)
75 Austin Kennedy, Windsor (2010-present)


Kennedy could also become the fourth pivot in CIS history to reach the 10,000-yard plateau by the end of league play. He is currently eighth on the all-time list with 9,414 yards through the air in his university career.

10811 Michael Faulds, Western (2005-09)
10714 Dan Brannagan, Queen’s (2005-09)
10455 Matt Connell, McGill (2003-08)
9974 Ben Chapdelaine, McMaster (1997-01)
9885 Josh Sacobie, Ottawa (2004-08)
9530 Justin Dunk, Guelph (2005-09)
9449 Teale Orban, Regina (2004-08)
9414 Austin Kennedy, Windsor (2010-present)


Kennedy also ranks fourth on the CIS list and second in OUA annals with 668 career completions. Fourth-year Sherbrooke quarterback Jérémi Roch ranks sixth all-time in CIS with 659.

816 Matt Connell, McGill (2003-08)
761 Michael Faulds, Western (2005-09)
685 Teale Orban, Regina (2004-08)
668 Austin Kennedy, Windsor (2010-present)
667 Danny Brannagan, Queen’s (2005-09)
659 Jérémi Roch, Sherbrooke (2011-present)


With two games left on Laurier’s regular season schedule, Golden Hawks running back Dillon Campbell ranks 37th on the all-time CIS list for most rushing yards in a single campaign, with 1,132. While the CIS and OUA record of 1,816 yards set in 2004 by McMaster’s Jesse Lumsden seems out of reach, Campbell should easily crack the CIS top 10 (1,329 yards) by the time conference play is over and, given his average of 189 yards per contest so far this fall, has a very realistic shot at the top five (1,464).

1816 Jesse Lumsden, McMaster (2004)
1619 Éric Lapointe, Mount Allison (1996)
1515 Éric Lapointe, Mount Allison (1998)
1497 Jesse Lumsden, McMaster (2003)
1464 Jamall Lee, Bishop’s (2007)
1415 Akbal Singh, UBC (1999)
1377 Akbal Singh, UBC (1998)
1367 Andre Durie, York (2004)
1331 Pascal Fils, Sherbrooke (2009)
1329 Kojo Aidoo, McMaster (2000)
1132 Dillon Campbell, Laurier (2014)

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