U Sports Roundup: Rouge et Or improve to 5-1 with big win over McGill


The Laval Rough et Or football team celebrate on the field. (Matieu Bélanger)

MONTREAL — Antoine Dansereau-Leclerc returned a punt 71 yards for a touchdown as the Laval Rouge et Or routed the McGill Redmen 39-3 on Saturday in U Sports football action.

The play was part of a 19-point second quarter that saw Laval (5-1) take control of the game with a 29-0 lead.

Rouge et Or quarterback Thomas Bolduc completed just 11-of-27 pass attempts for 184 yards and no touchdowns.

Felix Garand-Gauthier ran in a score for the defending Vanier Cup champions and David Cote was 4-for-4 on made field goals.

McGill (2-5) split quarterbacking duties between two players. Dimitrios Sinodinos was 9 for 24 for 71 yards while Jacob Samuels completed 5-of-5 attempts for 40 yards.

Findlay Brown supplied all of McGill’s offence with a 16-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.

In other U Sports football action Saturday, the Sherbrooke Vert et Or (2-4) earned a 23-15 home victory over Montreal (6-1) to hand the Carabins their first loss of the season.

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