November 7     November 14     November 21     November 28      
      2 UBC 28 .              
      Hardy Cup   Saskatchewan 33 .        
      1 Saskatchewan 31            
2 Waterloo 32 .       Churchill Bowl   Saskatchewan 24 .  
OAU Semi 2   Waterloo 41 .          
3 Laurier 10              
      Yates Cup   Western 17      
1 Western 34 .                
OAU Semi 1   Western 47            
4 McMaster 32                  
                  Vanier Cup     Saskatchewan  
3 Laval 48                   1998 CIAU
Ont-Que Semi 2   Laval 12 .           Champs
2 Ottawa 42                
      Dunsmore Cup OT3 Concordia 25 .      
1 Concordia 27                
Ont-Que Semi 1   Concordia 17          
4 Bishop's 17       Atlantic Bowl   Concordia 17  
      1 Mt Allison 28 .            
      Jewett Trophy   Acadia 24        
      2 Acadia 35              
CIAU Football       Playoffs and Bowls       1998

1998 Football All-Canadians and Awards
Phil Cote, Ottawa
Running backs:
Eric Lapointe, Mount Allison
Akbal Singh, British Columbia
Inside receivers:
Jermayne Baldwin, St. Francis Xavier
Chris Huismans, York
Wide receivers:
Rob Harrod, Ottawa
Dan Disley, Western Ontario
Barkley Andersen, Calgary
Sam Stetsko, Alberta
Pascal Cheron, Laval
Paul Blenkhorn, Western Ontario
Andre Trudel, Laval

Cameron Legault, Carleton
James Repesse, Saskatchewan
Garret Everson, Calgary
Tyson St. James, British Columbia
Warren Muzika, Saskatchewan;
Josh Tavares, Saint Mary's and
Dwayne Bromfield, Concordia
Chris Begley, Mount Allison
Donnie Ruiz, Wilfrid Laurier
Jean-Vincent Posy-Audette, Laval
Pierre Landry, Ottawa
Jason Tibbits, Waterloo
John Baunemann, Manitoba
Derek Livingstone, McMaster

Benoit Chapdelaine, McMaster
Running backs:
Mike Bradley, Waterloo
Gerrit Stam, Guelph
Inside receivers:
Adrian Huntley, Manitoba
Chris Amey, Waterloo
Wide receivers:
Brad Coutts, British Columbia
Chris Evraire, Ottawa
Paul Sguigna, Waterloo
Brent Weir, Acadia
Daniel Sendecki, Waterloo
Scott Flory, Saskatchewan
Brad Chalmers, Saint Mary's

James Osborn, Queen's
Jason Pudwill, Mount Allison
Jim Aru, Queen's
Mike Maltar, Toronto
Linebacker: A
drian Bowers, Toronto;
Daryl Tharby, Waterloo
Dan Elliott, British Columbia
Luke Shaver, Ottawa
Dustin Edwards, Alberta
Allan Ruby, Wilfrid Laurier
Kevin Johnson, Wilfrid Laurier
Chris Hoople, British Columbia
Michael O'Brien, Western Ontario
Matt Kellett, Saskatchewan
Hec Crighton Trophy -:- Eric Lapointe, Mount Allison (2nd)
J.P. Metras Trophy -:- Garret Everson, Calgary Dinosaurs
Peter Gorman Trophy -:- Kojo Aidoo, McMaster Marauders
Presidents' Trophy -:- Warren Muzika, Saskatchewan Huskies
Frank Tindall Trophy -:- Larry Haylor, Western Ontario (2nd)
(J.P. Metras ... for outstanding lineman)
(Peter Gorman ... for rookie-of-year)
(Presidents ... for defensive player, other than down lineman)
(Frank Tindall ... for coach-of-the=year)

Stingers 27 Gaiters 17
Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998 Dunsmore Cup semifinals At Montreal, Bishop's led by seven, 17-10, after three quarters before quarterback Sean Hoas threw a 36-yard scoring pass to Sylvain Girard, then added a touchdown on a four-yard run for No. 5 Concordia. The net offence story was a virtual tie the Stingers, 418 to 414. Hoas completed only seven of 18 passes for 123 yards, but two went for touchdowns. Bishop's Mark Stipe, who had nine carries for 89 yards, completed 13 of 27 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown. But he also had three interceptions. Sean Field had eight catches for a game-high 122 yards for the Gaiters.

Concordia LB Dwayne Bromfield was later named Canadian defensive Player of the Week. Bromfield made five solo tackles, four assisted tackles, two tackles for losses and added a sack. That earned the Toronto native his fourth conference defensive Player of the Week award of the season and set the stage for his winning a second Radically Canadian honor. Bromfield, six-foot-one and 225 and in his fourth season with the Stingers, is the OQIFC nominee for the Presidents' Trophy as the top defensive player, other than a down lineman, in the CIAU.

Rouge et Or 48 Gee-Gees 42
Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998 At Ste.-Foy, Que., a crowd of 5,457 saw No. 9 Laval build a 35-7 lead by the end of the first quarter, then hang on for the victory. The game produced 35 penalties for 357 yards most of that to Ottawa (19-190). Two Gee-Gees were ejected, receiver Rob Harrod and linebacker Steve Alexandre. Quarterback Phil Cote tried to bring Ottawa back from its stumbling start, completing 20 of 36 passes for 358 yards and three touchdowns. But Cote, who had 86 yards rushing and a touchdown on 15 carries, was frustrated by two interceptions, both by Philippe Lamarre. Harrod had nine receptions for 152 yards and Ibraham Tounkara six for 121 for Ottawa. It almost was a student body matinee for Laval two quarterbacks directed an offence that featured seven rushers and six receivers.

Mustangs 34 Marauders 32
Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998 Yates Cup semifinals At London ON, Western Ontario running back Fabian Rayne scored four touchdowns Saturday afternoon, two in the fourth quarter, as the No. 1 Mustangs, rebounded for a 34-32 win over the Marauders in an Ontario playoff game. Rayne rushed for 136 yards on 13 carries against No. 10 McMaster and Scott Crawley added another 189 on 24 carries, including a touchdown on a 14-yard run. Other than on the scoreboard, though, McMaster chalked up the bigger, game-high numbers. Running back Chris Dorrington had 27 carries for 205 yards and two touchdowns; quarterback Ben Chapdelaine completed 21 of 29 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns and Ryan Janzen had four receptions for 100 yards. The Marauders had 532 yards in net offence, 83 more than Western Ontario.

Warriors 32 Golden Hawks 10
Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998 At Waterloo, Ont., Mike Bradley had 24 carries for 158 yards and scored a touchdown as the Warriors warmed up for their showdown with Western Ontario. The Waterloo played a starring role in the triumph, creating six turnovers that included two interceptions, two by Jason Tibbits. Wilfrid Laurier's most effective player was running back Justin Praamsma with 21 carries, one for a touchdown, and 178 yards.

Golden Bears 20 Bisons 17
Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998 At Winnipeg, rookie Nathan Connor had a game-high 106 yards rushing for Alberta (4-4) and Mitch Sutherland cracked through for two sacks. The victory was the Golden Bears third in a row and gave them third place, on point differential, in head-to-head games against Calgary (38-37). Manitoba (0-8) finished as one of two CIAU teams without a win this season, but at least three Bisons went out with a bang. Quarterback Greg Korstrom threw for a conference season-high 372 yards (23-for-33) and receiver Cory Larsen had a CIAU season-high 12 receptions (207 yards).

Stingers 17 Rouge et Or 12 OT3
Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998 AND Sun Nov 15
Tackle Jeff Anderson stripped the ball from Laval QB Dominik Goulet, and Concordia LB Jason Casey recovered the fumble and ran it in 22 yards for for a touchdown in Sunday's first overtime period to send the Stingers to a 17-12 win. Goulet wrapped up the two-day final with 460 yards passing, completing 31 of 61 passes. Quarterback Sean Hoas, who completed only nine passes and had six interceptions, led Concordia in rushing with 106 yards on 18 carries. Mathieu Brassard, who had 45 yards rushing, caught six passes for 163 yards for the Rouge et Or. Laval's Stephane Lefebvre had a game-high 147 yards rushing.

Casey, six-foot-one and 225 pounds and a fourth-year Geography student from North Bay, Ont. was later named CIAU Defensive player of the week. He had seven solo tackles in the extended game, three more of the assisted variety and an interception, which ended a threatening drive by the Rouge et Or late in regulation time.

Prior Report
Laval quarterback Dominik Goulet emerged from the Twilight Zone on Saturday afternoon in CIAU football. The Dunsmore Cup, though, was left in the dark. Goulet threw for 429 yards as the Rouge et Or tied Concordia Stingers 10-10 in overtime, an Ontario-Quebec conference final that was suspended by darkness. The game at Concordia Stadium, a facility without artificial lights, was to be completed the next day at 2:00

At Montreal, Goulet, who began the season as Laval's No. 3 quarterback, completed 29 of 53 passes in a game that wasn't decided, even with two, five-minute overtimes. But Goulet, who led the nation in passing two seasons ago when he played at Concordia, wasn't able to put the football into the end zone in a game before a crowd of 5,000. Concordia's defence bent, but did not break, allowing only three field goals and a single by Bernard Gravel. The game's only touchdown came on the second play from scrimmage running back Scott Ashworth bounced in from the one after a Laval fumble deep in its zone on its first play. Mathieu Brassard also starred for the Rouge et Or, in only the school's third season in football. He caught six passes for 163 yards and had 11 carries for another 45. Concordia quarterback Sean Hoas had a miserable matinee passing (nine-for-25 for 128, six interceptions). But he more than made up for that on option runs (14 carries for a game-high 123 yards). Wayne Dunn, a rookie end, had two sacks and eight other tackles for Concordia. But, when the second overtime ended at 4:46 pm nightfall had set in and referee Ron Morin met with the coaches Jacques Chapdelaine of the Rouge et Or and Concordia's Pat Sheahan to discuss the options. "It was very difficult," Morin said. "Ultimately, it was that safety factor." In scenes reminiscent of the 1961 Fog Bowl the two-day Grey Cup Game between Winnipeg and Hamilton at CNE Stadium in Toronto a decision, also involving OQIFC commissioner Harry Zarins, latter was made to break the tie today. First there will be two 10-minute halves. Then if the tie still exisits, the conference's overtime rule kicks in. Team A scrimmages at Team B's 35-yard line and attempts to score, in any manner. Team B then gets the football at Team A's 35 and does its thing. They alternate possessions until the game is decided.

Axemen 35 Mounties 28
Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998 JEWETT TROPHY, Acadia 35 Mount Allison 28 Acadia's defence came up huge in the final 26 seconds as the Axemen hung on to defeat Mount Allison Mounties 35-28 in the Jewett Trophy game at Sackville, N.B. The quarterbacks put up some dizzying numbers in the Atlantic conference final before a crowd of 3,264. Mount Allison's Dan Capone completed 30 of 49 passes, four of which for touchdowns, and 448 yards but the offence ground to a stop in the final seconds, in the shadows of the goalposts, failing to put it into the end zone on three plays from the 10. Acadia QB Trevor Martin wasn't terribly far off those numbers, 22-for-39 for 320 yards and four touchdowns. The Mounties, who never held the lead, completed the game's scoring at 5:31 of the fourth quarter, a 10-yard touchdown pass to Cedric Lafreniere, but Acadia dug in after that. Craig Fougere caught seven passes for 128 yards and Lafreniere seven for 117 for Mount Allison. The most effective receiver for Martin, who also had three carries for 43 yards, was Manny Johnson (five receptions for 138 yards and three touchdowns). The fact the game would be close almost was guaranteed. During the regular season, Acadia defeated the Mounties by three points and lost by one and two points.

Acadia's Manny Johnson was later named CIAU Offensive player of the week. A six-foot-one, 210-pound wide receiver from Chicago, he was particularly sure-handed with nine receptions, three TD's, for 138 yards. He also returned punts and kickoffs for another 97 yards, sending his all-purpose game total to 235 yards. Johnson also played some defence and even made a tackle against the Mounties.

Mustangs 47 Warriors 41
Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998 YATES CUP, Western Ontario 47 Waterloo 41 Western Ontario Mustangs, the No. 1 team in the country, broke to a 29-0 in the first 20 minutes, but only escaped with a six-point win, 47-41, over Waterloo Warriors in the 100th edition of the Yates Cup at London, Ont. At London, Ont., a crowd of 5,532 at J.W. Little Stadium saw two games for the price of one. Mostly, it was ol' fashioned football, featuring teams with punishing ground games. It also was a game featuring one team with character to burn. The No. 2 Warriors had to get up off the canvas after falling into that 29-to-zilch hole. Scott Crawley had 20 carries for 240 yards and scored a touchdown for the Mustangs. Fabian Rayne, who had 17 carries for 150 yards, added three touchdowns. The Warriors' big bangers were Mike Bradley (112 yards, two touchdowns) and Eddie Kim (101 yards, one touchdown). Waterloo's Chris Amey had a game high eight receptions for 169 yards as quarterback Ryan Wilkinson went 15-for-24 for 240 yards. In addition burning out the scoreboard's lights with 88 points, the teams combined for 1,083 yards (572 by Western Ontario).

Huskies 31 Thunderbirds 28
Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998 HARDY TROPHY Saskatchewan Huskies outscored British Columbia 10-7 in the fourth quarter to upend the reigning Vanier Cup champion Thunderbirds 31-28 in the Hardy Trophy showdown at Saskatoon. At Saskatoon, Matt Kellett went three-for-three in field-goal attempts for the Huskies. The last, a 27-yard kick at 11:56 of the fourth quarter, earned Saskatchewan its second Canada West title in three seasons before a crowd of 3,500. British Columbia, though, didn't quit and Frank Luisser took a 21-yard scoring pass from quarterback Shawn Olson in the final minute to pull the Thunderbirds to within three, 31-28. It was Luisser's third touchdown of the afternoon. He caught six passes for 120 yards and scored two touchdowns in that department. He also had 33 yards rushing, including a 25-yard touchdown. Jaret Rennie had six receptions for 105 yards for the Huskies as quarterback Ryan Reid clicked on 22 of 29 passes for 302 yards and two touchdowns. Akbal Singh had 11 carries for 120 yards for the Thunderbirds and Olson went 23-for-36 for 311 yards.

Huskies 33 Mustangs 17
Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998 CHURCHILL BOWL: Saskatchewan's Doug Rozon rushed for 214 yards as the Huskies earned their fifth trip to the Vanier Cup in the last 10 seasons with a 33-17 victory over Western. The Saskatoon crowd of more than 6,000 saw 5'-11" 221 lb. Rozon blast through some huge holes against the No. 1-ranked Mustangs, the last undefeated CIAU team. "Our offensive line really was into it," said the fourth-year Kinesiology student from Victoria, B.C. He had averaged just under 100 yards in seven games this season. Rozon averaged 9.3 yards per carry against Western, well over his 6.2 season average.

The Huskies rocked the Mustangs' defence with 558 yards, 306 on the ground. At times the UWO defence came up with big plays, giving the offence an opportunity to get its act together. Western Ontario LB Justin Anania (2nd year Social Sciences, Montreal) had 10 tackles, and on one play stripped the ball from Rozon and then made the recovery. Fabian Rayne with 151 yards rushing was the only Mustang to consistently crack a tough Saskatchewan defence, featuring several Vanier veterans like Warren Muzika, James Repesse, Trevor Ludtke and Mike Stewart. Saskatchewan QB Ryan Reid completed 15 of 21 passes for 252 yards using seven different receivers. Western's Mike O'Brien clicked on 12 of 22 for 195, but almost half of those totals were chalked up by Dan Disley (five receptions, 86 yards). Kelly McNairn was the game's leading kick-returner (five for 136). Rozon got into that act, too a kickoff return of 31 yards. He also had three receptions for 37 yards.

Stingers 25 Axemen 24
Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998 ATLANTIC BOWL: At Huskies Stadium in Halifax, Concordia's Dave Miller-Johnston kicked four field goals the last from 45 yards at 13:39 of the fourth quarter as the Stingers came back to defeat Acadia Axemen 25-24 in the Atlantic Bowl. It was Concordia's first-ever bowl win, and now gives them their first trip to the Vanier Cup.

A rain-drenched Halifax crowd of 5,723 saw the Stingers register a miracle finish with two big plays in the fourth quarter before Miller-Johnston's winning kick. The first featured Loan Duong of Concordia. Acadia's Manny Johnson fumbled a towering punt by Miller-Johnston deep in Axemen territory, and Duong fielded it on the second bounce and sprinted into the end zone. With the convert, the Stingers trailed by only a point. Earlier Duong had been penalized for unnecessary roughing on Johnson when both were clearly out of bounds. That helped set up a touchdown that put Acadia up by 11, 17-6. The other big play came midway through the fourth when Evan Davis Jr. made a good play just to catch an option pitch from backup quarterback Jon Kronemeyer, then zipped 75 yards down the sideline and into the Axemen end zone. Kronemeyer had come on for No. 1 QB Sean Hoas, who was injured and left the game in the second quarter after being tackled by Acadia's Joshua Thomas.

Miller-Johnson's game-winning field goal was the only time Concordia led. Acadia had 368 total yards vs Concordia's 349. Axemen QB Trevor Martin completed 30 of 46 passes for 329 yards. His favorite receivers were Manny Johnson (10 for 118) and Stuart Venables (eight for 127). Concordia's passing was 17-26 for 181 yards; Jon Kronemeyer clicked on 11 of 16 passes for 108, and Hoas had 6 for 9 and 73 yards before leaving.

Huskies 24 Stingers 17
Saturday Nov. 28, 1998 SkyDome, Toronto: Saskatchewan turned a botched Stingers' option play into the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter of Vanier Cup XXXIV. Linebacker Trevor Ludtke recovered an ensuing fumble in the end zone as the Huskies defeated Concordia 24-17 before 15,157. On the play, Huskies linebacker Michael Milo crashed through to hurry and bump quarterback Jon Kronemeyer, whose pitch to RB Evan Davis Jr was well behind him and into the end zone. Davis turned back, scooped it up, and decided to run it out over the goal-line to try to give the Stingers possession on the 20. He never made it. Stretching to place the ball outside the goal line, Davis had it knocked loose by Huskies tackle Brent Dancey. Ludtke recovered to bring Canada West its fourth straight national title.

Until then the option had worked well for coach Pat Sheahan's Stinger offence. An earlier option play provided Concordia with its only offensive TD, as Davis zipped 54 yards early in the second half. A week earlier in the Atlantic Bowl burned Acadia for 75 yards on a similar play.

Early-on Saskatchewan repeatedly left Concordia in the game with dropped passes. Two looked like sure TDs. Wide open in the end zone, RB Doug Rozon dropped one on the Huskies' first offensive sequence. On their third series, wide receiver Derek Malinchuk dropped one while in behind the defence near the sideline. A 56-yard interception return TD by Stingers' Greg Casey late in the third quarter put the Huskies down by three going into the fourth quarter. Each QB threw 32 passes. Ryan Reid completed 14 for 272 yards and Jon Kronemeyer, in his first ever start for Concordia, completed 13 for 201 but had three passes intercepted all by rookie Kurtis Albers, a Vanier Cup record. Ludtke received the Ted Morris Memorial Trophy as MVP.
Other Game-high stats:
Rozon led in rushing (23 carries, 140 yards);
Saskatchewan's Jaret Rennie was leading receiver with five,
while Stingers' Sylvain Girard led in receiving yards (100).
Punting, Matt Kellett of the Huskies averaged 49.4 yards,
Concordia's Dave Miller-Johnston had 43.9.
Kellett went three-for-four in field goals, the longest from 40 yards.
Miller-Johnston was one-for-two and clicked from 35 yards.