Treloar puts the boot to McGill in annual Shrine Bowl
Keegan Treloar kicked a 45-yard field goal with 27 seconds left to play to give the Concordia Stingers a 30-28 victory over the McGill Redmen in the 28th annual Shrine Bowl at Concordia Stadium in Montreal on Saturday afternoon.
The fourth-year kicker from Brandon, Man. connected on three field goals (13, 15 and 45 yards) and a single for a total of 10 points in the game.
His efforts were instrumental in helping Concordia pick up the victory and finish the regular season with a 5-3 win-loss record. It represents a huge turn-around for the Stingers who finished with a 0-8 record in 2013.
Concordia finishes in fourth place in the RSEQ football conference and will travel to Quebec City to meet the first-place Laval Rouge et Or in semifinal action next Saturday at 1 p.m.
McGill wraps up the season in last place with a 0-8 record.
Overall Concordia rolled up 26 first downs and 347 yards of offence. Quarterback François Dessureault completed 18 of 38 passes for 279 yards. His favorite target was Shayne Stinson who caught seven passes for 120 yards. Running back Olivier Dupont was also a force, carrying the ball 19 times for 113 yards and a touchdown with 52 seconds left in the first half.
The only other Stinger major came right before 45 seconds before halftime when rookie cornerback Jordan McLaren recovered the ball after a McGill returner fumbled the kickoff in his own end zone.
McGill had 25 first downs and a total offence of 313 yards. Rookie quarterback Joel Houle completed 20 of 39 passes and threw three interceptions. He also had a one-yard run for a touchdown.
The other McGill majors came from running back Raphael Casey who scored on a one-yard run at 6:19 of the first quarter and running back Pelle Jorgen who also scored on a one-yard run at 10:36 of the second quarter.