The University of Ottawa came into Saturday’s game 0-7 against McMaster since joining the Ontario University Athletics in 2000. In turn, the No. 2 ranked Gee Gees handed McMaster their worst loss since 1992, defeating the Marauders 60-7 at Ivor Wynne Stadium. McMaster were beaten by Wilfrid Laurier 80-12 on Oct. 8, 1992.
Ottawa accumulated 606 offensive yards on the day, including 460 yards in the air. The Gee Gees held McMaster scoreless until the four minute mark of the third quarter, when Matt Giordano (Hamilton) caught his first career touchdown to make the score 41-7.
Gee Gees, fourth-year quarterback, Joshua Sacobie (Fredericton, N.B.) was masterful, completing 18 of 22 (81.8%) of his passes for 367 yards and five touchdowns before being substituted late in the third quarter. Ottawa receiver David Crane (Ottawa) caught six passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Davie Mason (Brampton) rumbled for 125 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown.
McMaster quarterback, Ryan Fantham (London), starting in the place of the injured Adam Archibald was a perfect seven-for-seven for 57 yards before an injury knocked him out of the game. Third string quarterback Steve Sparks (Hamilton) completed 11 of 31 passes for 134 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.Canadian Interuniversity Sports leading receiver Mike Bradwell (Toronto) was Mac’s leading pass catcher with nine receptions for 78 yards.
Ottawa received six tackles and one interception from Mike Cornell (Hamilton).
McMaster’s Kurt Morrison (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) had six tackles for the Marauders.
McMaster (2-3) will take on the University of Waterloo (3-2) at University Stadium in Waterloo at 1 p.m. on Oct. 8.