Laval Rouge et Or beat McMaster Marauders 37-14 to win Vanier Cup
Laval University Rouge et Or running back Maxime Boutin celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the McMaster University Marauders during third quarter football action at the 48th Vanier Cup championship game in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. (Nathan Denette / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Friday, November 23, 2012 10:13AM EST
Last Updated Friday, November 23, 2012 11:18PM EST
TORONTO -- Maxime Boutin rushed for a staggering 253 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries, including an electrifying 84-yard run in the third quarter, as the Laval Rouge et Or defeated the McMaster Marauders 37-14 in the 48th Vanier Cup.
Boutin's rushing total was the second best ever in a Vanier Cup as Laval avenged last year's thrilling 41-38 double overtime loss to McMaster to win a record seventh Canadian university football title.
Tristan Grenon was 11-for-25 passing for 234 yards and a touchdown as the Rouge et Or rolled up 605 yards of total offence and outscored the Marauders 25-0 in the second half to snap McMaster's CIS-record 21-game winning streak.
Laval's Seydou Junior Haidara was the top receiver on the night, hauling in three catches for 106 yards.
Hec Crighton Trophy winner Kyle Quinlan threw for 335 yards on 25-for-40 passing and one touchdown in front of a Vanier Cup record crowd of 37,098 at Rogers Centre in his final collegiate game. Quinlan also ran in another score but was intercepted twice.
The turning point came in the third quarter after McMaster scored two quick touchdowns late in the first half to grab a 14-12 lead heading to the locker-room.