Saturday, November 29, 2014

McMaster Up 13 to 3 in 2014 Vanier Cup at Half-Time Over Montreal

I only listened to the game for most of the half, but Mac has used a suffocating defence against the Montreal Carabins and their star quarterback whose name escapes me to dominate the first half. I'm not sure how many sacks there were, but there was a lot (Sportsnet showed 6).

Mac has been losing the turnover battle with a fumble and an interception while Montreal has only fumbled once. Marshall Ferguson has outplayed his Montreal counterpart (I looked it up, Gabriel Cousineau), but hasn't faced the pressure Cousineau has.

I actually would have liked to see Mac get a shot at Laval this year after how they've played in this half. Especially considering the media talk was that Montreal was heavily favoured. Even coach Ptaszek seemed to be peddling that line of thinking, although I'm sure he was using it as motivation.

Mac just has to play smart the rest of the game to win.

1 comment:

Sayedur Rahman said...

The results set up a rematch of the 1999 Grey Cup, where the Ti-Cats will look to hoist their first title since 1999, the Stamps since 2008.
In fact, the two sides met twice this season. Week 4 was a gritty 10-7 win for Calgary, with a second meeting four weeks later going to a 30-20 finish in favor of the Stamps once more.
Grey Cup 2014