Kris Bastien had 242 receiving yards and hauled in two touchdown passes from Reid Quest, including a 103-yard strike in the second quarter, and Concordia beat Bishop’s 42-36 in Canadian Interuniversity Sport football action Saturday.
Bastien also caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from Quest to open the scoring.
Michael Donnelly rushed for 77 yards and two touchdowns, while Troy McCusker also scored for the Stingers (1-0) on a two-yard run.
Quest completed 17 of 31 pass attempts for 339 yards, and was intercepted once.
David Haddrall led Bishop’s with three touchdowns on 159 receiving yards. Receiver Nathan Heather had the other touchdown for the Gaiters (0-1).
Elsewhere in CIS football, it was: Manitoba 31 UBC 24; Calgary 37 Regina 21; and Montreal 38 Sherbrooke 14.
At Montreal, Bishop’s quarterback Jordan Heather was 29-of-54 for 387 yards and four touchdowns, but he was also picked off four times.
Concordia takes on Montreal next weekend, while Bishop’s faces Laval.
Bisons 31 No. 7 Thunderbirds 24
At Vancouver, running back Nic Demski ran in a six-yard touchdown run at 10:25 of the fourth quarter to lift Manitoba over UBC.
A two-point convert made the score 31-17.
UBC quarterback Billy Greene connected with receiver Micha Theil for a 28-yard touchdown pass at 13:00 of the fourth quarter to close to within seven.
Greene completed 16 of 32 passes for UBC (0-1) and threw for two touchdowns.
Manitoba (1-0) quarterback Cam Clark was 13 of 24 with an interception.
The T-birds next visit the Regina Cougars on Sept. 7, while Manitoba (1-0) will host its home opener on Sept. 8 against the Saskatchewan Huskies.
No. 3 Dinos 37 Rams 21
At Calgary, Eric Dzwilewski threw 293 yards for two touchdowns and Steven Lumbala rushed for 152 yards and two TDs as the Dinos opened their season with a win over Regina.
Johnny Mark went 2-for-4 on field goals for Calgary.
Rams quarterback Marc Mueller went 32-for-48 for 344 yards and one touchdown.
No. 4 Carabins 38 Vert & Or 14
At Sherbrooke, Que., Alexandre Nadeau-Piuze went 23-for-31 for 401 yards and three touchdowns as Montreal eased by the Vert & Or.