(SHERBROOKE, QUE.) - The Saint Mary's Huskies used 23 first-quarter points as they downed the Bishop's Gaiters, 40-21, at Coulter Field in Lennoxville, Que., Saturday. The Huskies (2-0) scored on four of their first five possessions as they ran out to a 23-0 lead late in the first quarter. The Huskies led 23-7 after the first quarter and 28-7 at halftime.
Archelaus Jack had three touchdown catches for the Huskies, while Josh Henry had the Huskies' other major. Brian Hope made all three of his field goal attempts for the Huskies, while a pair of safety touches rounded out their scoring.
For the Gaiters, Nathan Walker, Zachary Benson and Dashaun Smellie all caught touchdown passes from Mathieu Demers, who went 20-for-41 and threw for 217 yards and three interceptions.
SMU quarterback Kaleb Scott threw four touchdown passes, as he went 30-for-46 for 391 yards and earned player-of-the-game honours. He was also intercepted three times. For the Huskies, both Henry and Jack went over 100 yards receiving. Henry made 11 catches for 138 yards, while Jack had seven catches for 124. The Huskies' rushing was led by Johnny King, who had 12 carries for 97 yards.
For Bishop's, Benson led the receivers with 83 yards on six catches. Trey Milings was the pick of the Gaiter rushers, with 19 carries for 79 yards. Nathan Walker was the Gaiters' MVP, after amassing 179 all-purpose yards.
The Gaiters' defence was led by Pier-Alexis Raymond, who had 10.5 tackles and an interception, while Arnaud Dandin had eight tackles and an interception. Jackie Lindor had the Gaiters' other interception, while Mathieu Breton made the only sack for Bishop's.
SMU's Emmanuel Agbozo had eight tackles to lead his side. Raphael Muntu, Omar Abdallah, John Cole and DeAndre Smith each had a sack for the Huskies, while Matt McConnell had two interceptions.
Both teams are back in action next Friday night. The Huskies return home to Halifax to host Saint Mary's, while the Gaiters head to Sackville, N.B., to visit the Mount Allison Mounties (1-1). The Gaiters-Mounties clash kicks off at 6:30 p.m. (Eastern).
Source: John Edwards for Bishop's Sports Information