Guimont-Mota runs wild as Redmen capture 45th annual Shaughnessy Cup game
MONTREAL (Sept. 6/13) -- Luis Guimont-Mota, a sophomore from Quebec City, rushed for 111 yards and a pair of touchdowns as McGill defeated Concordia 32-19 to capture the 45th annual Shaughnessy Cup football game before 2,845 at Percival Molson Stadium, Friday.
It snapped McGill's 11-year, 15-game losing streak to the Stingers, since a 10-8 decision in the league's 2002 Dunsmore Cup championship game.
It was the second straight 100-yard game for Guimont-Mota, a 5-foot-9, 188-pound tailback who registered 18 carries, including TD scampers of 21 and 28 yards.
Redmen quarterback Jonathan Collin, a senior from Greenfield Park, Que., completed 22 of 40 pass attempts for 281 yards, one touchdown and an interception.
Stingers pivot Reid Quest of Regina, Sask., tossed for 312 yards and one TD in a losing cause. He made 27 of 39 passes and was picked off once. Francois Dessureault, his understudy from St. Tite, Que., went 5-for-9 for 39 yards and a TD.
The duo combined to find nine different receivers, including Kristopher Bastien of St. Lambert, Que., who snared six passes for 90 yards and a pair of scoring majors.
McGill, which improved to 1-1, travels to Sackville, N.B., next week to take on Mt. Allison (0-0) in an interlocking affair with the AUS conference on Sept. 14, while Concordia (0-2) will host St. FX (0-0).
REDMEN RAP: The Shaughnessy Cup is a local rivalry matchup named after the legendary Frank Shaughnessy, a member of the McGill Sports Hall of Fame who coached at both McGill and Loyola College, which later became Concordia. Shaughnessy, who led McGill to a pair of Yates Cup championships (1913 and 1919), first introduced the forward pass to Canada in a 1921 McGill game against Syracuse at Molson Stadium and lobbied for a decade before the Canadian Rugby Football Union formally adopted the pass in 1931.
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