Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Laval Rouge-et-Or Advance to Vanier Cup with 42-7 Win over Acadia in Uteck Bowl

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Laval Rouge-et-Or Advance to Vanier Cup with 42-7 Win over Acadia in Uteck Bowl

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Laval advances to Vanier Cup with 42-7 win

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QUEBEC CITY, Que. - The Laval Rouge-et-Or are returning to the Vanier Cup.

Quarterback Tristan Grenon threw 268 yards for three touchdowns as Laval crushed the Acadia Axemen 42-7 to win the Uteck Bowl on Saturday and advance to the Canadian university football championship.

The Vanier Cup will be held on Nov. 23rd in Toronto. The Rouge-et-Or lost to the McMaster Marauders 41-38 in double overtime last year and won the title in 2010 with a decisive 29-2 victory over the Calgary Dinos.

Laval also won the Vanier Cup in 2008 with a 44-21 decision over the Western Mustangs.

To win it this year, Laval will have to play McMaster once again after the Marauders thrashed the Dinos 45-6 in the Mitchell Bowl.

The RSEQ champion Rouge-et-Or's running game dominated on Saturday. Maxime Boutin led Laval (11-1) with 213 yards, while Christophe Normand and Antoine Leduc both scored rushing touchdowns.

"The offensive line made me look real good today," Boutin said. "On a lot of my runs, all I had to do was hit a huge hole. When our O-line plays like this, we usually have success."

Laval head coach Glen Constantin was also very complimentary of Boutin and the Rouge-et-Or's offensive linemen.

"Maxime is a very good running back, he could start for a lot of teams," said Constantin. "But you have to give credit to our line. Even I could have run for 10 yards today."

The Rouge-et-Or had 321 yards on the ground compared to Acadia's 90.

Quarterback Kyle Graves led Acadia (8-2) with 130 passing yards and a touchdown pass to Andrew Healy. Graves was also the Axemen's leading rusher with 76 yards. Acadia has now lost seven consecutive national semifinals dating back to 1981.

Laval took some time to get going and was only leading 3-0 after the opening quarter thanks to a 12-yard field goal by Boris Bede. …

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