University football: the Vert & Or pulls a rabbit out of its hat

College Football: Green & Gold pulls a rabbit out of its hat


The Green & Or pulled off an unexpected comeback on Saturday afternoon, beating the Concordia Stingers 24-23 at Sherbrooke University Stadium.

Led 19-0 at halftime, the hosts seemed to be inspired by the speech of their head coach, Mathieu Lecompte, as they showed a completely different face afterwards.

The Vert & Gold Zachary Cloutier was also forced to leave the game in the third quarter, injured in a leg. It was therefore Charles Picard who completed the meeting and allowed his team to return to the game. He threw a touchdown pass and scored a middle finger with his legs in the third quarter.

Then, at the very end of the duel, kicker Louis Tardif kicked from 26 yards to seal the match. It was his second successful attempt in the fourth quarter. The Greens also scored a safety to close the gap.

In the first half of the game, the visitors' quarterback, Olivier Roy, and wide receiver Jaylan Greaves had fun and combined their efforts to register two touchdowns. The Stingers center ended his matchup with 13 passes on 22 attempts for 227 yards. He was also the victim of an interception.

The crowd favorites offense had a nasty first half. In total, she amassed only 243 yards in this duel. The Green & Or had only scored three points in his first match in 2022. Remember that the team from Estrie had not been able to obtain a major against the Rouge et Or of Laval University last week. last.

Indiscipline was also a key factor in Sherbrooke University's failures early in the game. Their players received 17 penalties for 155 yards, including 103 yards in the first half alone. Violations also nullified a touchdown on a punt return and an interception.

Next week, the Vert & Gold will host the McGill Redbirds, while the Stingers will enjoy their first week off the campaign.