Marauders even OUA football record, down Blues


McMaster first team All-Canadian Mike Bradwell (Toronto) returned from an injury sustained last spring to make eight catches for 108 yards to lead McMaster to a 27-19 victory of the University of Toronto.

The flags were flying as the teams shattered the Ontario University Athletics record for the most penalty yardage in a game with a combined 375 yards in penalties.

The Marauders were called for 15 penalties for 168 yards while Toronto received 12 penalties for 207 yards. The previous record was 239 penalty yards set Sept. 29, 2001 between the Windsor and Guelph.

McMaster (3-3) took a 20-5 lead into the locker room at the half, but Toronto closed the lead to 20-12 in the third quarter on a 107 yard drive capped by a six yard run by Mark Stinson (Calgary).

McMaster would counter on a Ugonna Ihekwoaba (Burlington) two-yard touchdown, the first career rushing touchdown for the fifth year fullback signed as a free agent by the Toronto Argonauts last spring.

Toronto (2-4) added a touchdown with 1:12 remaining on the clock in the fourth quarter to round out the scoring. McMaster running back, Joey Nemet (Burlington) rushed for more than 100 yards for the second-consecutive game, carrying the ball 14 times for 106 yards and a touchdown as McMaster out-rushed Toronto 273 yards to 37.

Toronto’s fifth-year quarterback, David Hamilton (Mississauga), aired it out all evening, passing for 342 yards, completing 28 of 45 passes including one touchdown and an interception. Blues’ receiver Cory Kennedy (Metcalfe, ON) had six catches for 117 yards. Earl Johnson (Baltimore, MD) added eight receptions for 97 yards.

McMaster quarterback Ryan Fantham (London) completed 18 of 32 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown. Kevin D’Hollander (London) had three catches for 46 yards and a touchdown for the Marauders.

Defensively, McMaster had a strong performance from Ryan Chmielewski (St. Catharines) who recorded seven tackles. He
also secured the football for McMaster late in the fourth quarter when Toronto tried an onside kick. McMaster linebacker, Simon Binder (Almonte, ON) added six tackles and two sacks for the Marauders.

The Blues defense was led by Derek Batchelor (Mississauga), who had eight tackles. Marco Rodrigues (Oakville) tallied six tackles for the blue and white.

McMaster will visit the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (3-2) on Saturday, Oct, 11 at 1 p.m.The game will be broadcast on AM 900 CHML and CFMU 93.3 FM.