Carabins’ two quick touchdowns spoil Gaiter Homecoming
A pair of late first-half touchdowns led the No. 4-ranked Montreal Carabins to a 36-22 win over the Bishop’s Gaiters in CIS football action last Saturday at Coulter Field. The Homecoming crowd of 2,165 saw the Carabins turn a 10-6 deficit into a 20-10 halftime lead with two touchdowns in the last minute of the second quarter.
With 1:08 left in the half, the Gaiters elected to punt the ball on third down from the four-yard line, and Alexandre FortierLabonté ran it back to the Gaiters’ ten. On the next play, Rotrand Sené scored the first of his two touchdowns to give the Carabins the lead.
Matters went from bad to worse for Bishop’s when they fumbled the ensuing kickoff, giving Montreal the ball on the Bishop’s 35. Two plays later, Alexandre Nadeau-Piuze found Fortier-Labonté on a nineyard scoring pass, extending the visitors’ lead to 20-10.
Sené’s second major, with 34 seconds left in the third quarter, put the game out of reach. Four field goals by Pierre-Paul Gelinas, a thirdquarter safety touch and an 80-yard kickoff single rounded out the Montreal scoring.
Montreal (3-1) is next in action on Saturday, October 1, as they visit No. 5 Sherbrooke. The Gaiters’ (1-3) next game is set for Friday, September 30, as they visit the McGill Redmen. Kickoff at Molson Stadium in Montreal is set for 7 p.m.