Lyons, Defence Lead Mac to 32-2 Homecoming Victory

The No. 7 McMaster Marauders knocked off the York Lions 32-2 during homecoming weekend at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton, Ont.

The win improved McMaster’s record to 4-1 while dropping York to 1-4. McMaster now sits tied with Wilfrid Laurier for second place in the OUA football standings with three weeks left to play in the regular season.

Jordan Lyons of Burlington, Ont., had one touchdown and collected a workmanlike 186 yards on 25 carries in the victory over York. It marked just the second time in Lyons career that he has broken 100 yards rushing, and his final total was his career high.

McMaster’s defence gave up just two points all game and extended their streak of not allowing a touchdown to 12 quarters. They gave up a mere 143 offensive yards, which improved their per-game average to 287 yards for the season, ranking them second in the OUA behind only Western (286 yards).

Rookies Justice Allin of Toronto and Jackson White of Cambridge, Ont. also contributed in the win, with Allin pulling down a touchdown and registering a career high 141 all-purpose yards. White was 19 for 25 with one touchdown pass and a career-high 303-yards passing.

For York, Erick Kimmerly of Oshawa, Ont., recorded a team high 52 yards receiving on five carries while quarterback Brett Hunchak of Calgary posted 125 yards passing on 16 completions.

Source: Michael Grobe

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