Nassar sets CIS and U of T records in loss to Ravens

Nassar sets CIS and U of T records in loss to Ravens

The University of Toronto Varsity Blues football team dropped a 53-32 decision to the Carleton Ravens in their 1000th game in program history on Saturday, October 4 as Ravens Field.
 
Fourth-year Blues quarterback Simon Nassar (Toronto) completed a CIS single-game record 49 passes, on 62 attempts.  He threw for a career-high and U of T single game record 548 yards and three touchdowns.
 
He passes former U of T QB Dan Feraday's CIS single-game passing completions record of 41, as well as Feraday's U of T single-game passing yards record of 546 yards, both set on Oct. 17, 1981.
 
Nassar added 45 rushing yards on six carries in the loss.
 
Three Blues receivers also hit career-high numbers. Sophomore Llevi Noel added 12 receptions, and a career-high 200 yards and two majors, while Kevin Bradfield had 14 catches for 154 yards. Domenic Battistella also reached a personal best 117 receiving yards on 11 catches.
 
Jordan Gillespie notched a team-high eight tackles, while Jaiden McBride had six in the loss.
 
Down 23-0 early in the second quarter, the Blues got on the board when Nassar connected a 52-yard pass with Noel, which set up a Marcus Hobbs one-yard rushing TD. Eric Hewtison added a 32-yard field goal, but the Ravens scored twice more to take a 37-10 lead into halftime.
 
The third quarter saw the Ravens kick two field goals, while Noel notched his first score of the day off a 24-yard pass from Nassar. The Blues trailed 43-17 heading into the fourth quarter.
 
Rahual Madan scored early in the fourth on a 10-yard reception, but the Ravens answered back with a TD and field goal to halt the comeback attempt. Noel added his second major of the day off a six-yard pass with two minutes remaining in the game.

With the loss, the Blues drop to 1-5, and drop out of playoff contention, while the Ravens improve to 3-2 on the year.

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