Montreal Cruises Past Gaiters On Friday Night
quarterback Travis Eman tossed his first ever touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter but it was all the offense the Bishop’s Gaiters found on Friday night in Montreal as they fell to 0-2 on the year. The No. 5 Carabins rolled to a 41-7 victory in their home opener of the RSEQ University Football season.
Eman (Brampton, Ont.) took the reins of the offence in the fourth quarter as the Gaiters trailed 41-0. He connected with Nathan Heather (Oromocto, N.B.) on third-and-goal at the 10:03 mark of the final frame. The Gaiter had run a successful, well-orchestrated fake field goal just three plays earlier to put them in that position.
Heading into the fourth quarter the Carabins controlled the game. After a long completion to open the game Montreal seemed poised to run away, however the Gaiters defense stood strong early on. They held the Carabins to just five first quarter points. A Ryan Hector (Brampton) interception on Montreal’s second possession of the game gave the Gaiters their only momentum, however it was short lived.
The Carabins rolled in the second quarter. Pivot Gabriel Cousineau (Montreal) found Mikhail Davidson (Montreal) twice for major scores of 43 and 34 yards that helped pace Montreal to a 31-0 lead at the break.
Before the third quarter started Montreal had amassed 402 yards of total offence to the Gaiters 88. They also had an edge of almost five minutes in time of possession. By the time the game came to a close Bishop’s narrowed the gap statistically, however were not able to make a dent in the score.
“The first half was a tough half,” said Gaiters bench boss Kevin Mackey. “We are a young team and made some mistakes. I do like how the guys came out in the second half and played hard. We got a lot of work to do and have some stuff we need to fix.”
The Gaiters (0-2) must re-group quickly from their 41-7 loss at the hands of No. 5 Montreal (2-0) on Friday night. Their road does not get any easier as they host the No. 1 Laval Rouge et Or (1-0) on Saturday, September 20 at 1 p.m. in their home opener. Tickets go on sale on Monday at www. gaiters.ca/tickets.