The Blues unable to escape the Marauders tough defense. Robert Reyes Ong /Courtesy of THE VARSITY BLUES

The Varsity Blues Football lost 43-6 to the McMaster Marauders on Thursday night for the University of Toronto’s corn-themed homecoming.

The Blues’ night began with an unfortunate mishap on a big play as Blues quarterback Clay Sequeira threw a pass to Nick Stadnyk, who then broke free for a 51-yard run and fumbled at McMaster’s 22-yard-line, where the Marauders recovered the football.

The Blues’ only touchdown of the game came at three minutes and 45 seconds left in the second quarter, when Will Corby caught a 17-yard pass from Sequeira in the end zone. Toronto failed on a two-point conversion attempt following the score.

Justice Allin led the Marauders’ offense, rushing for 71 yards on 13 attempts and making six catches for 137 yards. Allin made an impressive 64-yard catch and run touchdown in the second quarter, which bolstered McMaster’s lead to 28–6. Marauders quarterback Jackson White completed 15-for-16 attempts for 231 yards in the first half; his lone mistake was an errant throw that was intercepted by Brittley Mokube.  

The Marauders punched in three touchdowns from the one-yard line in the game. The Blues went scoreless in the third and fourth quarters as the Marauders’ defense suppressed Toronto’s offense. Sequeira finished the game by completing 13-for-31 passes for 190 yards and one touchdown while White threw for 344 yards on 25-for-32 attempts and two touchdowns.

Toronto will play their final home game of the season against the Queen’s Gaels on October 21.

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