O-Line Named Bishop’s Ath­letes Of The Week

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

The Bishop’s Univer­sity Depart­ment of Ath­let­ics and Recre­ation is pleased to an­nounce that the en­tire of­fen­sive line of the Gaiters foot­ball team have been named the Provigo Robert Lafond Ath­letes of the Week.

The of­fen­sive line had a stellar per­for­mance this weekend in the Gaiters 40-21 vic­tory over the McGill Red­men. It was a record set­ting game that gave the Gaiters their first home play­off game since 1994.

Quar­ter­back Jor­dan Heather (Oro­mocto, N.B.) was 26-47 with 484-yards, two touch­downs and no in­ter­cep­tions. Heather set the CIS sin­gle sea­son pass­ing record with 3132 yards. His 20 touch­down passes this year are the most ever in a sin­gle sea­son in the RSEQ. Alexan­der Fox (Mon­treal) caught seven passes for 256-yards and four touch­downs on the day. The lat­ter two are a Bishop’s sin­gle game records. He also set the RSEQ record for most ca­reer re­ceiv­ing touch­downs with 25. He be­came the 11th player in CIS his­tory to reach the 1000-yard mark (1009) in a sea­son, also a Gaiters record. Run­ning back Matthew Burke (Tim­ber­lea, N.S.) rushed for 132-yards and had 35 yards re­ceiv­ing. The O-line pro­vided the time and push for Heather, Fox and Burke to put up their great num­bers and are of­ten over­looked. The Gaiters of­fense as a unit put up 673 yards of of­fense. It is the third time this sea­son they went over 600 yards and fifth con­sec­u­tive week they were over 500.

The Gaiters will host the Mon­treal Carbins on Satur­day Nov. 2 in an RSEQ semi-fi­nal on Coul­ter Field. It marks Gaiters first home play-off game since 1994. Kick­off is set for 1 p.m.

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