They have done it again!
On Saturday last, the Laval University football team capped off a perfect season by winning the Vanier Cup, Canada’s collegiate national championship. They beat the Mustangs of the University of Western Ontario, 34-20, in an impressive offensive display orchestrated by senior quarterback Hugo Richard. The Rouge et Or victory was achieved before a hometown audience of over 12,000 people at TELUS-Université Laval Stadium in Québec City. Saturday’s championship win was the tenth in the program’s history and it set a record in Canadian university football; no team has won more Vanier Cups.
Laval University’s 10 national championships are all the more impressive when you consider the fact that the university has only had a men’s football team since the 1996 season. In other words, in winning 10 Vanier Cups, the Rouge et Or have won nearly half the championships for which they have been eligible. The Laval University football team is a true powerhouse!
Allez, Rouge et Or!
(Photo Credit: Mathieu Belanger)