LONDON, ON – The No. 5 Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks quest for back-to-back Yates Cup championships was snuffed out on Saturday afternoon as the No. 2 Western Mustangs rolled to a 75-32 victory in the 110th edition of the championship game at TD Stadium.
The Mustangs scored 26 unanswered points in the second quarter to blow open a close game as they took a 43-16 lead at halftime. Western continued to control the game in the second half, led by a very strong run game, as they put any hopes of another Laurier comeback to bed to advance to the Uteck Bowl.
The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks will look to repeat last season’s dramatics as they once again head to TD Stadium in London in the quest for the Ontario university football championship — the Yates Cup.
The Golden Hawks, fresh off a 19-6 win over the McMaster Marauders on home soil in front of a chilly crowd of 1,678 Saturday, will now prepare to take on the No. 2 Western Mustangs this Saturday in London.
LONDON, ON – Nathan Mesher kicked the game-winning field goal with no time left on the clock to cap the largest fourth quarter comeback in Yates Cup history as the No. 5 Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks defeated the No. 3 Western Mustangs 43-40 at Saturday afternoon at TD Stadium.
Trailing 40-19 early in the fourth quarter, quarterback Michael Knevel of Brantford, Ont., preceded to lead the Hawks on three consecutive touchdown drives before Mesher, a native of Waterloo, Ont., connected from 26 yards to give Laurier their eighth Yates Cup title in the 109th edition of the championship game.
BURLINGTON, ON – The accolades for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team continued to roll in on Thursday as two members of the team were recipients of OUA Major Awards as announced at a press conference at the Holiday Inn Burlington.
Nakas Onyeka, a fourth year linebacker from Brampton, Ont., took home the OUA President’s Award as the top stand-up defensive player in the conference while head coach Michael Faulds was recognized as the Coach of the Year.