Mon­treal Cruises Past Gaiters On Fri­day Night

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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.

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