Vanier Cup: the Rouge et Or crowned Canadian champion for the 11th time

Vanier Cup: the Rouge et Or crowned Canadian champion for the 11th time< /p> UPDATE DAY

LONDON | Four years after their last Vanier Cup title, the Rouge et Or did not miss their return to the grand final of Canadian university football by winning an 11th national title in a 30-24 victory over the Saskatchewan Huskies, this afternoon, at the Alumni Stadium.  

The turning point of the match came at the start of the fourth quarter as the Rouge et Or threatened at the goal gate. Kevin Mital accepted the handover from his center player and threw a touchdown pass to David Dallaire late alone in the end zone. Mital had a stellar game with eight receptions and 142 yards. 

That second touchdown of the game for Glen Constantin's men gave them a ten-point lead.  < /p>

The Huskies responded with a touchdown moments later, but were never able to complete the comeback. 

Muganda's first touchdown

The first half was like a game of ping-pong between the two teams who replied almost every time the other team scored points.  

Kalenga Muganda scored the first major of his college career in the second quarter on a three-yard run. The other points came from the foot of Vincent Blanchard, perfect on his three field goals. He even offered himself a field goal of 49 yards just before halftime, the second longest of its kind in Vanier Cup history.

For the Huskies, Everett Iverson and Rhett Vavra caught passes from Mason Nyhus for the majors.  

The Rouge et Or were in their 13th appearance in the grand final of Canadian university football. The Huskies lost for the eighth time in 11 Vanier Cup appearances. 

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