Lancers top Blues 51-30 on Alumni Weekend

Lancers top Blues 51-30 on Alumni Weekend

The Lancer football team added to the Alumni Weekend festivities defeating the Toronto Varsity Blues 51-30 on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field.
 
With the win, the Lancers move back into the win column and improve their record to 2-3 while the Blues fell to 1-5 on the year.
 
Lancer quarterback Casey Wright went 17-for-30 for 253 yards and three touchdowns. His favourite target was Cassel Jones who ended the game with six receptions for 119 yards a two majors. Tarrence Crawford led all players with 28 carries for 184 yards and two majors, while Nick Vincent rushed nine times for 94 yards and one TD in the win.
 
For the second straight week Daniel Metcalfe and Frank Renaud led the Lancer defense with 7.5 and 8.5 tackles, respectively.
 
U of T opened the scoring with a missed field goal for the single point early in the first quarter. Crawford put the Lancers up, capping off a nine-play, 75-yard drive with a three-yard rushing TD.
 
Windsor missed their field goal on their next drive to build an 8-1 lead, but the Blues answered back as Alex Malone rushed Toronto down the field and Marcus Hobbs capped it off with a one-yard rushing major. The two teams were deadlocked at 8-8 after the first quarter.
 
The Lancers took the lead for good early in the second. Wright hit Jeff Masson with a 16-yard TD pass and went onto find Jones for a 53-yard major. Blues kicker Ryan Grandell made a 28-yard field goal and punter TJ Morton forced the Lancers to take a knee in the end zone as Toronto headed into halftime down 22-12.
 
After another single for Toronto, Wright extended the Lancers lead with a four-yard rushing TD early in the third quarter. The Blues answered back though, as Hobbs found Anthony Naccarato for a 45-yard gain and hit him again with a 12-yard touchdown reception to bring the Blues within nine (20-29) midway through the third quarter.
 
On the ensuing drive, Windsor's Vincent capped off a six-play, 86-yard drive with a 20-yard run for the score. The Lancers conceded a safety and another TJ Morton punt went through the back of the end zone as the Blues trailed 36-23 going into the fourth quarter.
 
Toronto brought the game within reach early in the fourth quarter. Hobbs connected another long ball with Naccarato to set up his second rushing major and bring the Blues within six (30-36).
 
However, the Lancers sealed the win with a one-yard rushing TD and two point conversion from Crawford and Jones added his second major of the game off a 35-yard pass from Wright.
 
The Lancers have a tight turn around as they head up to the nation's capital to face the Carleton Ravens on Friday, October 7th. Kick off is set for 1:00pm and can be seen LIVE on www.oua.tv.

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