No. 8 McMaster advances with 41-7 quarter-final win over Ottawa

No. 8 McMaster advances with 41-7 quarter-final win over Ottawa
HAMILTON (October 26, 2013) – The No. 8 McMaster Marauders dumped the Ottawa Gee-Gees 41-7 at a rain soaked Ron Joyce Stadium on Saturday to advance to the OUA semifinals set for next week.
 
McMaster’s Marshall Ferguson of Kingston, Ont., tossed two touchdowns and ran for another while Wayne Moore of Etobicoke, Ont. rushed for 140 yards on 22 carries in the win. 
 
Ottawa mustered just 10 first downs and 30 rushing yards in the game as the Marauder defence stymied the Gee-Gee offence. 
 
McMaster’s defence and special teams also chipped in two touchdowns with Jeremy Kyei of Hamilton recovering a Gee-Gee fumble on a bad punt-snap while Steven Ventresca also from Hamilton intercepted Ottawa native Aaron Colbon for a touchdown.
 
With the win, McMaster advances to the OUA semifinal and will travel to Western to face the Mustangs at TD Stadium (Kickoff 4:30 p.m.). 
 
McMaster scored on its first two drives of the game to build a 14-0 lead which would be all the Marauders needed to finish off the Gee-Gees.
 
Moore dominated the opening drive which saw McMaster cruise to 78 yards on nine plays.  Ferguson capped the drive with a one-yard quarterback sneak but Moore did the heavy lifting rushing for 50 yards on six carries to set up the score.
 
On McMaster’s next possession, Ferguson tossed a 21-yard pass to Daniel Vandervoort of Barrie, Ont., to finish another nine play drive, this time for 79-yards.
 
Ottawa’s Aaron Colbon closed his CIS career throwing for 181-yards going 17-for-39 and no interceptions. 

The Gee-Gee’s lone points came on two conceded safeties and a 28 yard field goal kicked by Ward Lewis of Kingston, Ont.
 
McMaster’s other touchdown was on a 27-yard pass from Ferguson to Ben O’Connor of Kingston, Ont., coming at 13:10 with the game well in hand at the time.
 
NOTES: McMaster`s defence has not allowed an offensive touchdown in the last 17 quarters of play; Guelph was the last team to score a touchdown against McMaster which happened on September 21st at Guelph... The entire McMaster defence was named as the player of the game.

Source: McMaster Sports Info
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