The McMaster Marauders remained unbeaten through six games of Ontario University Athletics football play after a resounding 54-14 victory over the York Lions on Thursday (Oct.4).
About the only blight on the Marauders’ performance was fumbling the opening kick-off. But the turnover didn’t come back to hurt McMaster and the Marauders jumped to a 13- first quarter lead at York Stadium.
Mac extended the margin to 20-0 on a pass from Kyle Quinlan to Tyler Loveday before the Lions got on the board with a second-quarter TD to get within 20-7.
But before the end of the half, a Quinlan-to-Brad Forchesato toss became a 62-yard scoring strike and Mac carried a 27-7 lead into the break.
The second half saw a blocked punt by the Marauders set up another scoring drive as McMaster added to its lead. Kasean Davis scored his second touchdown of the game and Quinlan hit Andrin Masotti for a 78-yard major, the first of his career.
With both teams working substitutes into the final quarter, Mac receiver Josh Vandeweerd scored his first Canadian Interuniversity Sport TD on a pass from Marshall Ferguson to make the score 54-7. The Lions got a TD in the last minute to wrap up the scoring. The loss left York with a 1-5 record.
Kyle Quinlan’s three TD passes leave him just three behind Ben Chapdelaine, who is McMaster’s all-time leader for career touchdown passes.
The Marauders will now get to enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend break, before preparing to face the Windsor Lancers at Homecoming. The Homecoming game on Oct. 13 is close to a sellout.