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No. 1 McMaster Marauders hammer York Lions

McMaster University Marauders' Kyle Quinlan prepares to throw the ball during the second half of play against the Laval University Rouge et Or's at the Vanier Cup Canadian university football championship in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday November 25, 2011.


The McMaster Marauders just keep rolling.

Kyle Quinlan was 15-of-26 passing for 298 yards and three touchdowns Thursday as the defending Vanier Cup champions rolled the York Lions 54-14 in Canadian university football.

Kasean Davis-Reynolds dominated on the ground for No. 1 McMaster, rushing for 169 yards and two TDs on 18 carries.

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Andrin Masotti, Brad Fochesato, Tyler Loveday and Josh Vandeweerd caught touchdowns for the Marauders (6-0), while Tyler Crapigna was 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts.

Backup quarterback Marshall Ferguson came on in relief for Quinlan and finished 8-of-14 for 102 yards and a TD.

Lions receiver Jonelle Tolbert was one of the lone bright spots for York (1-5) on the night, catching five passes for 78 yards and two touchdowns. William Austin added four catches for 100 yards.

Elsewhere in the CIS it was: Wilfrid Laurier 12, Waterloo 0; and McGill 34, Bishop's 20.

At Toronto, Lions quarterback Myles Gibbon was 11-of-22 passing for one touchdown and an interception, while backup Dimitar Sevdin was 2-of-6 for 70 yards and a TD.

After Crapigna gave McMaster a 6-0 with two early field goals, Davis-Reynolds rumbled 38 yards to make it 13-0 after one quarter.

Loveday caught a 19-yard pass from Quinlan early in the second before Gibbon found Tolbert from 13 yards out to cut the McMaster lead to 20-7.

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But Fochesato and Quinlan hooked up on a 62-yard touchdown late in the quarter as the Marauders led by 20 at the break.

Davis-Reynolds scored on 24-yard run and Masotti found the end zone on a 78-yard pass play after the break as McMaster blew the game wide open to lead 44-7 after three quarters.

Ferguson found Vandeweerd from two yards out late in the fourth before Tolbert capped the scoring with his second TD for the Lions.

Golden Hawks 12, Warriors 0

At Waterloo, Ont., Ronnie Pfeffer kicked four field goals to provide all of the offence as Wilfrid Laurier (3-3) shut out the Warriors (1-5).

Redmen 34, Gaiters 20

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At Montreal, Samy Rassy kicked five field goals and Shaquille Johnson caught nine passes for 113 yards and a touchdown as McGill (2-4) got past Bishop's (2-4).

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