McPhee throws for three touchdowns in 49-34 win over Lancers

McPhee throws for three touchdowns in 49-34 win over Lancers
KINGSTON, Ont. (September 7, 2013) - The No. 2 Gaels (3-0) put the game out of reach in the first half against the Windsor Lancers (1-2), as quarterback Billy McPhee (Burlington, Ont.)  threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns on 12 of 13 attempts in the opening two frames on Saturday afternoon at Richardson Stadium.

McPhee set the tone early, marching the Gaels offense 67 yards down the field and capping the drive with a 40-yard strike to Justin Chapdelaine (Abbotsford, B.C.).

Lancer's quarterback Austin Kennedy responded on Windsor's next possession, orchestrating a 10-play, 84-yard drive, and running it in himself to tie the game seven apiece in the first quarter.

The Gaels blew the game open in the second quarter, scoring two touchdowns on two plays. After a 35-yard pass to Scott Macdonell (Montreal) ended a 95-yard drive, Jonah Pataki (Wallaceburg, Ont.) jumped on the fumbled kick return in the endzone to put the Gaels up 28-10.

As the Lancer's leading rusher with 122 yards, Kennedy had 329 all-purpose yards on the day, but Windsor couldn't mount a second-half comeback.

McPhee ended the day 14 of 21 through the air, throwing for 297 yards and three touchdowns. Doug Corby (Burlington, Ont.) caught McPhee's longest pass, a 52-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

The Gaels' field goal unit was called upon four times throughout the game, and Dillon Wamsley (London, Ont.) connected on each attempt, including one off the upright and in.

Sam Sabourin (Stittsville, Ont.) was everywhere for the Gaels on defense, leading the team with 9.5 tackles and an interception while the Lancers were led by Akeem Whonder who had 6.5 tackles, a sack and a fumble recover.

Queen's will get a break from the action next week as they are on bye week while Windsor will host the Carleton Ravens on September 14. The Gaels next game will be on September 21 when they travel to Ottawa to take on the Gee-Gees.

Source: Queen's Sports Info

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