Source: Wilfrid Laurier University
#6 Hawks defeat Blues 68-7
October 16, 2006
Posted by Ari Grossman (Sports Information Coordinator)
WATERLOO Ė Ryan Lynch of Waterloo, Ont. rushed for 196 yards and Laurierís
first three touchdowns as the number six nationally ranked Golden Hawks
(6-1) defeated the University of Toronto Varsity Blues (0-7) 68-7 in front
of a crowd of 1,059.
Toronto had trouble moving the ball through Laurierís stingy defense Ė only
netting 178 yards over 12 first downs to Laurierís 516 yards to 26 first
"We had an opportunity to see a lot of younger faces on the field today,"
saiImage 1 from Hawks run over Blues 68-7d head coach and manager of
football operations Gary Jeffries. "They had a chance to show what they can
do and how deep we are as a team."
Backup running back Brodie Legein (Hamilton, ON) carried the ball 11 times
for 83 yards and two more of Laurierís eight touchdowns. Rookie Josh Bishop
of Mississauga, Ont. led all receivers with four catches for 81 yards and a
touchdown. The air-assault was hindered for both teams by the constant winds
at University Stadium.
Quarterback Jamie Partington (Stoney Creek, ON) left the game in the third
after accumulating 137 yards and two touchdowns on 7 completions. Backup
quarterback Ian Noble (West Vancouver, BC) through four passes and completed
two for 46 yards in the balance of the game.
Running back Tyler Daly led the Blues offense with 20 carries for 103 yards.
Torontoís points came from two field goals by kicker Joe Valtellini as well
as a single as a result of a missed field goal.
Joe Labenski andImage 2 from Hawks run over Blues 68-7 Anthony Maggiacomo
each picked up their first two sacks on the season. Brent Hickey led all
Hawks in tackled with 4.5 as 27 players each had a hand in some kind of
defensive statistic in the game.
Laurier decreased its penalty total dropping from their average of 10/game
to 6 for 95 yards. Toronto, the least penalized team in Ontario, was
penalized 10 times for 80 yards.
The Hawks have outscored the Blues 466 Ė 51 over the last nine meetings and
havenít lost to Toronto since October 5th, 1996 (13-10).
Laurier will travel to Windsor to face the Lancers next weekend while
Toronto will host the Ottawa Gee Geeís. NOTE: Laurierís game against the
Lancers will be available only on the internet at www.laurierathletics.com
or www.570news.com and not on radio as a result of a conflict with the