UFRC decision on SFU

The UFRC will remove the Top 10 record of the SFU Clan from all results, due to their inelligible player issue which resulted in the CWUAA stripping the team of their first two wins.

Adjustments will be posted in by next Wednesday.

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The Top 10 Breakdown, October 20 vote.

Coaches vote:
1. Laval – 810 (25)
2. Calgary – 722 (1)
3. Queen’s – 685 (1)
4. Montreal – 554
5. Saskatchewan – 500
6. Western Ontario – 405
7. Saint Mary’s – 324
8. Ottawa – 243
9. Saint F.X. – 162
10. McMaster – 63

Media Panel vote:
1. Laval – 810 (20)
2. Queen’s – 747 (7)
3. Calgary – 702 (1)
4. Montreal – 549
5. Saskatchewan – 498
6. Western – 447
7. SMU – 303
8. Ottawa – 198
9. St. FX – 177
10. Mc Master – 87

Media at-large vote
1. Laval – 92 (5*)
2. Queen’s – 91 (5*)
3. Calgary – 83
4. Saskatchewan – 64
5. Montreal – 58
6. UWO – 47
7. SMU – 44
8. Ottawa – 29
9. St. FX – 21
10. McMaster – 7

*- First place votes from general members not counted in totals.

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UFRC – CIS football players of the week

Brannagan, DesLauriers, Scarcelli honoured

Queen’s quarterback Dan Brannagan, Simon Fraser free safety Anthony DesLauriers and Regina kicker Perri Scarcelli are the Canadian Interuniversity Sport football players of the week for the period ending Oct. 10, 2009.

The selection was made by a committee comprised of members of University Football Reporters of Canada (UFRC).

Brannagan, a fifth-year accounting student from Burlington, Ont., received the nod on offence for the third time this season after he amassed 347 yards through the air in a 43-21 win over Waterloo to set an OUA career record of 9,989 passing yards, 15 more than the previous conference mark held since 2001 by former McMaster Hec Crighton trophy winner Ben Chapdelaine. Brannagan, who now ranks second on the all-time CIS list 466 yards behind former McGill pivot Matt Connell, completed 25 of 42 passes for two touchdowns and no interceptions against the Warriors last Saturday as the No. 4-Gaels improved to 6-0 in OUA play. Queen’s hosts No. 5-Western (5-1) Saturday at 1 p.m., live on The Score Television Network.

St. Francis Xavier quarterback Steve Snyder and Calgary slotback Anthony Parker were also up for the award on offence.

DesLauriers, a fourth-year arts student from White Tock, B.C., took home the weekly honour on defence after he tied a single-game Clan record with three interceptions in a 26-24 loss at Regina, last Friday. The 2009 draft pick of the Toronto Argonauts, who also had a team-leading six tackles in the contest, led a defensive unit that picked off Rams quarterback Marc Mueller five times and held him to a season-low 183 yards passing.

StFX defensive back Reilly Penner and Queen’s defensive back David Rooney were also nominated.

Scarcelli, a fifth-year student from Calgary, was the choice on special teams after he kicked three field goals including the game-winning 36-yarder with 44 seconds left in regulation as the Rams improved to 3-2 on the year with a 26-24 come-from-behind victory over Simon Fraser. The 6-foot, 190-pound senior, who also split the uprights from 25 and 16 yards out, has already booted a single-season school record 15 field goals with three games remaining on the schedule.

Mount Allison kick returner Gary Ross and Ottawa kicker Matt Falvo were also up for the distinction.

Offensive nominees:
AUFC: Steve Snyder, quarterback, StFX
QUFL: No games played
OUA: Dan Brannagan, quarterback, Queen’s (recipient)
Canada West: Anthony Parker, slotback, Calgary

Defensive nominees:
AUFC: Reilly Penner, defensive back, StFX
QUFL: No games played
OUA: David Rooney, defensive back, Queen’s
Canada West: Anthony DesLauriers, free safety, Simon Fraser (recipient)

Special team nominees:
AUFC: Gary Ross, kick returner, Mount Allison
QUFL: No games played
OUA: Matt Falvo, kicker, Ottawa
Canada West: Perri Scarcelli, kicker, Regina (recipient)

CIS FOOTBAL WEEK 8 SCHEDULE (all times LOCAL)

Saturday, Oct. 17
12:00 No. 7-Saskatchewan (4-1) at Manitoba (2-3)
13:00 No. 1-Montreal (4-1) at Sherbrooke (2-3), Radio-Canada (Eastern Townships)
13:00 Mount Allison (0-5) at No. 2-Laval (4-1)
13:00 No.8-Saint Mary’s (4-1) at McGill (3-2)
13:00 No. 9-Ottawa (4-2) at York (0-6), SSN Canada (webcast)
13:00 Laurier (4-2) at Guelph (3-3), Rogers TV (Grand River region)
13:00 Waterloo (1-5) at Toronto (1-5), SSN Canada (webcast)
13:00 No. 5-Western (5-1) at No. 4-Queen’s (6-0), The Score
13:00 Regina (3-2) at Alberta (2-3)
13:00 UBC (1-5) at Simon Fraser (2-4), Shaw TV
14:00 Concordia (1-4) at Acadia (1-4), EastLink
14:00 Bishop’s (1-4) at No. 6-StFX (5-0), SSN Canada (webcast)
17:00 No. 10-McMaster (4-2) at Windsor (2-4)

About University Football Reporters of Canada

The University Football Reporters of Canada represents journalists and broadcasters in every region of the country covering CIS Football. The UFRC’s primary objective is to work with CIS, its institutions and football programs to build resources and exposure for Canadian University Football from coast to coast through the contribution of the media.

About Canadian Interuniversity Sport

Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Fifty-two universities, 10,000 student-athletes and 550 coaches vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. CIS also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous world university championships. For further information, visit http://www.universitysport.ca.

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The Breakdown: Part 1: Media Panels

Here’s how the four media panels voted for the UFRC/CIS Top 10:

Western Media:
1. Montreal
2. Laval
3. Queen’s
4. Calgary
5. Western Ontario/St. FX (tie)
7. Saskatchewan
8. St. Mary’s
9. Guelph
10. Laurier

Ontario Media
1. Queen’s
2. Montreal
3. Laval
4. Calgary
5. St. FX
6. Western Ontario
7. Saskatchewan
8. St. Mary’s
9. Guelph
10. Ottawa

Quebec-Atlantic media
1. Laval
2. Calgary
3. Montreal
4. Queen’s
5. Western Ontario
6. St. FX
7. Saskatchewan
8. St. Mary’s
9. Guelph
10. McMaster

National Media
1. Queen’s
2. Montreal
3. Calgary
4. Laval
5. St. FX
6. Western Ontario
7. Saskatchewan
8. St. Mary’s
9. Guelph
10. McMaster

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New overall CIS All-Conference stats pack

Zaheed Valli Hasham has put together an overall CIS stats pack on statsman.

Save this link

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Top 10: How they did/Voting deadline

Your new voting deadline is Monday, at 1 pm ET.

Send your vote to ufrc.ajfuc@gmail.com

1. Laval (3-0), Def. (5) Montreal (2-1) 30-8
2. Western Ontario (3-0) def. Windsor (2-1) 60-7
3. Saskatchewan (2-0) – idle
4. Calgary (2-1) – def. Regina (1-2) 41-15
5. Montreal (2-1) – lost to (1) Laval 30-8
6. Queen’s (3-0) – def. Ottawa (1-2) 20-8
7. StFX (2-0) – def. Mount Allison (0-2) 27-21
8. Wilfrid Laurier (2-1) – def Waterloo (0-3) 29-18
9. Saint Mary’s (1-1) – def. Acadia (1-1) 38-10

Guelph (2-1) 53 – Toronto (0-3) 25
Sherbrooke (2-1) 24 – Concordia (0-3) 14
Bishop’s (1-2) 25 – McGill (1-2) 20
Manitoba (2-1) 36 – UBC (2-1) 10
Simon Fraser (0-3) – lost to Alberta (1-2) 28-16
McMaster (1-2) 49 – York (0-3) 8

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UFRC/CIS Players of the week – Week 2

OTTAWA – Queen’s quarterback Dan Brannagan, Sherbrooke defensive end Jonathan L’Espérance and Queen’s kick returner Jimmy Allin are the Canadian Interuniversity Sport football players of the week for the period ending Sept. 7, 2009, as selected by University Football Reporters of Canada (UFRC).

Brannagan, a fifth-year senior from Burlington, Ont., was sensational on Labour Day Monday as the No.7-ranked Gaels (1-0) opened the regular season with a dramatic 52-49 win over Guelph (0-1). The 6-foot, 198-pound accounting student threw three touchdown passes, set career highs with 495 passing yards and 32 completions, and marched the Gaels down the field on the final drive of the contest to help set up Mike Petranovic’s game-winning field goal as time expired. The 2008 second-team all-Canadian is now tied for fifth place on the CIS career list with 65 TD strikes and needs 371 passing yards to become the fifth pivot in CIS history to reach the 9,000-yard plateau.

Laval quarterback Benoit Groulx and UBC running back Dave Boyd were also up for the award on offence.

L’Espérance, a second-year law student from Granby, Que., took home the weekly honour on defence after he recovered two fumbles and returned one for a touchdown to help the Vert & Or (1-0) kick off the campaign with a 25-20 victory over cross-town rival Bishop’s (0-1) Friday night. The 5-foot-11, 220-pound sophomore, who also had four tackles on the evening, scored on a 35-yard return with 19 seconds left in the first half to give Sherbrooke a 15-7 lead at the break, and helped preserve the win when he picked up another loose ball at his own 44-yard line with two minutes remaining in the duel and the Vert & Or holding on to a two-point advantage.

Ottawa cornerback Chayce Elliott and Saskatchewan safety Bryce McCall were also nominated.

Allin, a fifth-year life sciences student from Belleville, Ont., put together one of the best special-team performances in CIS history in Queen’s season-opening win. A first-team all-Canadian as a return specialist a year ago, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound defensive back scored three special-team touchdowns against Guelph including a pair on punt returns of 66 and 78 yards and another on a kickoff return of 105 yards. Allin finished the day with an astounding 439 return yards including 259 on punt returns, the second highest single-game total in CIS history.

Laval kicker Christopher Milo and Saskatchewan returner Travis Gorski were also up for the distinction.

Offensive nominees:
AUFC: No games played
QUFL: Benoit Groulx, quarterback, Laval
OUA: Dan Brannagan, quarterback, Queen’s (recipient)
Canada West: Dave Boyd, running back, UBC

Defensive nominees:
AUFC: No games played
QUFL: Jonathan L’Espérance, defensive end, Sherbrooke (recipient)
OUA: Chayce Elliott, cornerback, Ottawa
Canada West: Bryce McCall, safety, Saskatchewan

Special team nominees:
AUFC: No games played
QUFL: Christopher Milo, kicker, Laval
OUA: Jimmy Allin, kick returner, Queen’s (recipient)
Canada West: Travis Gorski, kick returner, Saskatchewan

CIS FOOTBAL WEEK 3 SCHEDULE (all times LOCAL)

Friday, Sept. 11
19:00 Sherbrooke (1-0) at McGill (0-1)
19:00 Regina (1-0) at No. 3-Saskatchewan (1-0)
19:00 Manitoba (0-1) at No. 10-Simon Fraser (1-0)

Saturday, Sept. 12
13:00 No. 1-Laval (1-0) at Bishop’s (0-1), Radio-Canada
13:00 Ottawa (0-1) at Waterloo (0-1)
13:00 No. 6-Laurier (1-0) at No. 2-Western (1-0), The Score
13:00 McMaster (1-0) at No. 7-Queen’s (1-0)
13:00 York (0-1) at Guelph (0-1)
13:00 Alberta (0-1) at No. 5-Calgary (0-1)
14:00 No. 4-Saint Mary’s (0-0) at StFX (0-0), EastLink
14:00 Mount Allison (0-0) at Acadia (0-0)
19:00 Toronto (0-1) at Windsor (1-0)

Sunday, Sept. 13
16:30 No. 8-Montreal (1-0) at No. 9-Concordia (0-1)

About University Football Reporters of Canada

The University Football Reporters of Canada represents journalists and broadcasters in every region of the country covering CIS Football. The UFRC’s primary objective is to work with CIS, its institutions and football programs to build resources and exposure for Canadian University Football from coast to coast through the contribution of the media.

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