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10/22/2016 17:00 EDT | Updated 10/23/2017 01:12 EDT

Western beats McMaster 19-18 for sixth straight victory, finishes first in OUA

LONDON, Ont. — Marc Liegghio's rouge point with 5:30 left to play in the fourth quarter lifted the Western Mustangs over the rival McMaster Marauders 19-18 on Saturday in Canadian university football action.

The win gives the Mustangs a 7-1 record, and secures not only a bye into the provincial semifinals, but grants Western home-field advantage throughout the Ontario University Athletics playoffs. 

McMaster (6-2) finished third in the OUA standings and will host the sixth-seeded Guelph Gryphons in a quarter-final contest next week.

Liegghio was 3 for 4 on field goals and kicked a convert in addition to the rouge as the Mustangs won their sixth straight. Chris Merchant was 16 for 26 for 185 yards at QB.

Quarterback Asher Hastings completed 20-of-32 passes for the Marauders.

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MOUNTIES 39 HUSKIES 9

SACKVILLE, N.B. — Jakob Loucks threw for 244 yards, including two touchdowns, to lead Mount Allison (3-4) past Saint Mary's (2-5).

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X-MEN 33 AXEMEN 29

WOLFVILLE, N.S. — Jordan Socholotiuk rushed for 223 yards and two touchdowns to power St.FX (6-1) past Acadia (1-6).

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GEE-GEES 42 GAELS 41 (OT)

KINGSTON, Ont. — Mitchell Baines caught a two-point conversion in overtime as Ottawa (6-2) edged Queen's (3-5).

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GOLDEN HAWKS 38 LANCERS 9

WINDSOR, Ont. — Levondre Gordon ran for 109 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries as Laurier (7-1) hammered the Lancers (2-6).

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GRYPHONS 52 LIONS 8

GUELPH, Ont. — Running backs Mack Jones and Johnny Augustin combined for 275 rushing yards and two touchdowns as the Gryphons (3-5) dismantled York (2-6).

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RAVENS 43 WARRIORS 15

WATERLOO, Ont. — Jesse Mills threw for 275 yards with two touchdowns as Carleton (6-2) toppled the Warriors (0-8).

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REDMEN 21 STINGERS 8

MONTREAL — Nicolas Khandar had 152 yards on 20 carries and Findlay Brown was 4 for 4 with his field-goal attempts as McGill (4-3) downed Concordia (3-4).

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BISONS 67 GOLDEN BEARS 59 (7OT)

EDMONTON — Theo Deezer connected with Riley Harrison for his fifth touchdown pass of the game as Manitoba (3-4) needed seven overtimes to beat Alberta (1-6).

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HUSKIES 38 DINOS 35 

CALGARY — Kyle Siemens passed for 359 yards and two touchdowns as Saskatchewan (4-3) beat the Dinos (5-2).

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