Stangs Drop Ravens
By The NumbersJohn Urban
On Friday Night the (6-0) Western Mustangs hosted the (2-3) Carleton Ravens at TD Stadium for some football under the lights. The Ravens were eliminated from last year’s playoffs at the hands of the Mustangs in a 51-24 Semi-Finals loss. Things played out very similarly on this occasion with Western prevailing 51-14 to remain undefeated in the 2017 season. Here’s the game by the numbers:
1 – Late in the 4th quarter fans at TD Stadium got to see #6 take the helm at pivot. Connor Wicklum from Ronan, Manitoba dressed as the third-string Quarterback and got his first taste of University Football. He completed a 7-yard pass to Zach Marcus with under 2 minutes remaining in the game, for a pair of firsts. First completed pass for Wicklum of his OUA career and first reception for Marcus since the 2015 season.
1 – Brockville, Ontario native Tanner DeJong had a handful of 1st Friday night. Just like Wicklum for the Mustangs, DeJong for the Ravens got a taste of OUA action in the 4th quarter. Going 4/8 passing for 55 yards and after throwing his first Interception at the Western goal line to Safety Jesse McNair (His 1st of 2017), threw for his first Touchdown which was a 12-yard strike to Phil Iloki with 90 seconds left in the game.