McGill manhandles Mounties 48-17 in Sackville
SACKVILLE, NB -- Quarterback Jonathan Collin threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another as the upstart McGill Redmen cruised to a 48-17 road victory over Mt. Allison to put a damper on the Mounties Homecoming in an interlocking CIS football matchup between the RSEQ and AUS conferences at MacAuley field, Saturday.
Quebec-based teams won three of four interlocking matchups on the day and improved to 57-22 lifetime since the inter-conference schedule was adopted in 2002.
It was the highest offensive output by the Redmen since a 49-27 conquest at Mt. A on Sept, 26, 2009 and marked the second straight victory for McGill, which improved to 2-1, the first time that they have been over .500 since a 2-1 start in 2004.
McGill, which had a 36-12 advantage in first downs, led 20-14 after the opening quarter, 26-17 at the half and added 22 unanswered points in the second half.
Collin, a 6-foot-4, 218-pound native of Greenfield Park, Que., directed a blitzkrieg that generated a single-game school record 738 yards of net offence, as three Redmen pivots combined to register an aerial attack of 471 yards, to go along with 270 on the ground.
Collin completed 28 of 38 pass attempts for 367 yards and a pair of interceptions. The history and geography senior added 49 rushing yards on nine carries.
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