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Toronto prevents McMaster football team from making playoffs

The McMaster Marauders football team will not compete in the Ontario University Athletics post-season for the second consecutive season after a 13-10 loss Saturday to the University of Toronto.

McMaster carried a 10-9 lead into the halftime break thanks to a 15-yard touchdown pass from QB Andreas Dueck to receiver Nicholas Adair at 9:02 of the first quarter, and a 10-yard field goal by kicker Michael Horvat.

The Varsity Blues countered with three field goals by Samuel Henke from 27, 18 and 11 yards out.

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Toronto scored the only points of the second half, both of them safeties in the third quarter, to seal the victory.

It was McMaster’s first loss against the U of T since Sept. 21, 1996, a span of 26 years.

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Mac ended the 2022 OUA football season with a record of 2-6, the first time the Marauders have finished with a sub-500 record since 1997. That year also marked the last time McMaster failed to make the playoffs in an eight-game season.

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