Photo credit John Keefe - AUS
ANTIGONISH, N.S. - Montreal running back Rotrand Sené had 33 carries for 228 yards and scored a touchdown as the CIS ranked No. 3 Carabins defeated the StFX X-Men 27-10 in Antigonish, NS Saturday afternoon in CIS interlock gridiron action.
Sené also tacked on 28 receiving yards as he earned Player of the Game honors. In a low scoring first half the Carabins established leads of 3-0 after the first quarter and 8-1 at half-time.
Carabins kicker Alexandre Sy scored three field goals in the victory while Jonathan Beaulieu-Richard recovered a StFX fumble late in the third quarter for a touchdown. A pair of safeties rounded out the scoring for the Carabins.
The highlight of the game for the X-Men was defensive back Dylan Hollohan's 120 yard TD kick return after a missed Carabin field goal. Hollohan's major came halfway through the fourth quarter and pulled the hometown X-Men to within seven points at 17-10, but Sy's final field goal of the game and Sené's late one-yard touchdown run sealed the win for Montreal.
X-Men kicker Anthony Alix scored the other X-Men points with a field goal and a rouge.
The X-Men rotated through three quarterbacks throughout the game as they tallied 125 total passing yards and only 13 net yards on the ground.
Montreal responded with 307 rushing yards and 85 in the air as quarterback Fredéric Dupuis was 7 for 12 for 76 passing yards, taking over from starter Mathieu Dostie in the second quarter.
Jeremy Mraovic was 8 for 17 for 77 yards for the X-Men (0-2) who have yet to experience a win early on in the AUS season. The blue and white next see action on Sept. 23rd as they travel to Acadia (1-1). Montreal (3-0) will host McGill (0-3) on Sept. 24th.
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