CIS

CIS Football: Concordia Moves to 3-0, McGill Loses to Montreal

The Concordia Stingers faced their biggest test of the season on Friday night, and passed it with flying colours, even if it was closer than they would have liked.

Concordia was in a virtual tie for No. 10 last week with the Sherbrooke Vert et Or, who they defeated 29-22. They did lose running back Gunner Tatum to a suspected concussion after he was hit in the head with the crown of a Sherbrooke helmet. There was no penalty on the play.

With the win, they are 3-0 for the first time since 2006 when defensive coordinator Pat Donovan was the starting linebacker. Concordia goes East to play 0-3 Saint Mary’s next week.

The other two Montreal teams faced off against each other, and it was the Montreal Carabins who defeated the McGill Redmen 43-17. With the win, Montreal moved to 2-1 with their only loss being to Laval in Week 1. McGill falls to 0-3.

Montreal quarterback Gabriel Cousineau had his best game of the season completing 18 of 22 passes for 278 yards and 3 touchdowns and no interceptions.

Montreal outgained McGill 543-180. Next week, Montreal faces 2-1 St. F.X. while McGill faces off against No. 1 Laval, who just tied a CIS record with their 21st consecutive victory.

I get a vote in the CIS Top 10, so what will become a weekly feature here will be my rankings followed by the actual Top 10.

1. Laval
2. Calgary
3. Western
4. McMaster
5. Montreal
6. Concordia
7. Guelph
8. Saskatchewan
9. Manitoba
10. Sherbrooke

FRC – CIS FOOTBALL TOP 10 (#4)

Pts (1st place) Last week
1. Laval (3-0) 300 (30) 1
2. Calgary (3-0) 267 2
3. Western (3-0) 241 3
4. McMaster (4-0) 208 4
5. Montreal (2-1) 171 5
6. Guelph (3-1) 154 6
7. Saskatchewan (2-1) 114 7
8. Mt. Allison (3-0) 107 8
9. Concordia (3-0) 84 10
10. Manitoba (2-1) 47 9

Other teams receiving votes: Windsor (2), Laurier (1), StFX (1), Sherbrooke (1)