The second-year running back ran for 179 yards and four touchdowns as Toronto dispatched the York Lions 70-0 on Saturday in the annual Red & Blue Bowl at Varsity Centre. It marked the Blues second straight Bowl victory and sixth in seven years.
Toronto (1-2) also recorded its fifth shutout of York (0-3) and largest margin of victory in Red & Blue Bowl history.
Gavac, of Mississauga, Ont., ran for 140 yards and three TDs in the first half alone. He added 39 yards and another touchdown in the third.
Fourth-year receiver Kevin Bradfield of Toronto, a CIS all-Canadian last season, had seven catches for 135 yards and a TD. He also ran for 51 yards on five carries.
No. 1 ROUGE ET OR 43 No. 9 VERT ET OR 1
SHERBROOKE, Que. — Hugo Richard threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns, and running back Maxime Boutin added 111 yards and a score to lift reigning Vanier Cup champion Laval (2-0) to victory. Kicker Mathieu Hebert provided the only point for the Vert et Or (0-2).
No. 4 MARAUDERS 37, RAVENS 17
HAMILTON — Wayne Moore ran for 167 yards and three touchdowns to lead the way for fourth-ranked McMaster (3-0). Quarterback Marshall Ferguson completed 23 passes for 284 yards. Nick Gorgichuck had 188 yards passing and two TDs for Carleton (1-1) but also surrendered two crucial interceptions.
GRYPHONS 42, No. 8 GEE-GEES 7
OTTAWA — Rob Farquharson had 137 yards rushing for Guelph (2-1) while quarterback threw three TD passes and ran for another in persistent rain as the two teams combined for 11 turnovers in the game. Derek Wendel was 11-of-32 passing for 103 yards with three interceptions but scored the lone TD for Ottawa (2-1) on a three-yard run.
No. 3 MUSTANGS 43 GAELS 12
KINGSTON, Ont. — Will Finch threw for 319 yards and a TD while rushing for 112 yards and a touchdown to lead Western (3-0). Billy McPhee finished 19-of-37 passing for 214 yards with a touchdown and interception for Queen's (0-3).
No. 10 MOUNTIES 27 X-MEN 25
ANTIGONISH, N.S. — Brandon Leyh's 32-yard touchdown pass to Josh Blanchard with 49 seconds clinched the win for Mount Allison (2-0), the defending AUS champions. Tivon Cook threw 287 yards for three touchdowns and an interception for St. Francis Xavier (1-1).
AXEMEN 16 HUSKIES 13
WOLFVILLE, N.S. — Running back Thomas Troop ran for 170 yards and a touchdown and Ryan Begin was 3-for-3 in field goal to lead Acadia (1-1) over Saint Mary's (0-2). Huskies quarterback Scott Borden threw for 148 yards and a TD in the loss.
GOLDEN HAWKS 44 WARRIORS 0
WATERLOO, Ont. — Dillon Campbell posted his second 200-plus yard rushing game of the season as Laurier (2-1) defeated Waterloo (0-3). Campbell, the leading rusher in the CIS, ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns in just over two quarters of action to bring his season total to 674 yards in just three games.
No. 2 DINOS 59 THUNDERBIRDS 11
VANCOUVER — Quarterback Andrew Buckley connected on four touchdown passes and 322 passing yards as Calgary (2-0) crushed UBC. Chris Adams intercepted backup Dinos QB Eric Dzwilewski for an 80-yard TD return for the Thunderbirds (0-2) only major score.
No. 6 HUSKIES 42 GOLDEN BEARS 41 (OT)
EDMONTON — Kit Hillis caught an 11-yard pass from Drew Burko in overtime as Saskatchewan (2-0) slipped past Alberta (0-2). Ed Ilnicki scored on a six-yard run for the Golden Bears in the extra period but Alberta could not score a conversion.