Western wants to put an end to the reign of the Red and Gold

Photo: Aaron Lynett, The Canadian Press
The receiver Etienne Moisan directs a training routine in preparation for the game in the Vanier Cup, scheduled Saturday in Hamilton.

The Mustangs of the University of Western presented statistics mind-boggling this season in the circuit U Sports.


They have compiled a record of 11-0. They dominated the country with an average of 48.3 points per game. And have crushed their opponents by a cumulative score of 222-47 in the playoffs.


The only one who can put an end to their season immaculate, it is the champion for the Vanier Cup, the Rouge et or of Laval University.


“I know we’re a good football team, but I’m just realistic enough to know that this will be our biggest challenge this season “, has hammered the head coach of the Mustangs, Greg Marshall during a press conference Thursday.


The Red and Gold (10-1) and the Mustangs will face each other Saturday at Tim Hortons Field, in a duel between the two programs of college football’s most prestigious in the country.


Western man shall covet his seventh canadian title, and his first since 1994. The Red and Gold will attempt to get his 10th.


Laval, which presents the best defense of the circuit at 9.6 points per game), will play against Western, which has the best attack of the league (608,5-yard gains per game). The Mustangs are likely to obtain the support of the crowd, since many buses make the trip in 90 minutes, which separates the university campus in London, Ontario, Hamilton.


Western began his journey irresistible in the playoffs by spraying Guelph 66-12, before destroying Laurier 75-32 Cup Yates. The Mustangs were then trampled Acadia 81-3 in Coupe Uteck.


Laval, meanwhile, has been shaken a few times in the playoffs.


The Red and Gold has rossé Sherbrooke 45-0 in the semi-finals of the RSEQ, before the coming of the end of Montreal 25-22. Laval has experienced a first half of a sawtooth last week against Calgary before awarding the Cup Mitchell 35-23.


“When you have disputes of the games very tight until the end, you will gain experience, and this is not negligible,” said the head coach of the Rouge et or, Glen Constantin. I love the fact that we have experienced adversity during our journey off. “


Laval has a record of 2-0 in duels against Western. The Red and Gold had beaten the Mustangs 13-11 in the Cup, Uteck in 2010, two years after he had taken the measure of Ontarians 44-21 to the Vanier Cup.


Constantine, who runs the Red and Gold for the 17th season, dominates the circuit U Sports with eight titles of the Vanier Cup. Marshall will be seeking its first to its 18th season — his 11th with the Mustangs, as head coach of college football.


“We expect a very tight match, because it [the Red-and-Gold] represents the opponent with the most complete having crossed our road this season,” said Marshall.

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