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.
The RSEQ champion Rouge-et-Or’s running game dominated on Saturday. Maxime Boutin led Laval (8-1) with 213 yards, while Christian Normand and Antoine Leduc both scored rushing touchdowns.
The Rouge-et-Or had 321 yards on the ground compared to Acadia’s 90.
Quarterback Kyle Graves led Acadia (7-1) with 130 passing yards and a touchdown pass to Andrew Healy. Graves was also the Axemen’s leading rusher with 76 yards.