Western Mustangs maul last place McMaster Marauders

The playoff hopes for the McMaster university football team took a big hit Saturday afternoon following the team’s latest loss.

The defending Vanier Cup champion Western Mustangs scored the first 43 points at Hamilton’s Ron Joyce Stadium and cruised to a 47-14 victory over the Marauders.

With the win, the Mustangs kept their perfect season alive and improved to 5-0. The loss drops Mac to 1-4.

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Western QB Evan Hillock completed 21 of 25 pass attempts for 332 yards and two touchdowns, including a 62-yard TD to receiver Griffin Campbell and an 18-yard strike to Justin Nickson.

Marauders quarterback Andreas Dueck threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Nicholas Adair in the third quarter and quarterback Keagan Hall found the endzone from 12 yards out with 1:15 left in the game.

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The Mustangs compiled 571 yards on offence compared to 241 for Mac.

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McMaster is tied with Guelph, Waterloo and York  for last place in the Ontario University Athletics standings.

The Marauders next play Oct. 7 in Guelph.

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