(WATERLOO, ON) – A historic day for senior wide receiver Jordan Brescacin (Tecumseh, Ont.) was spoiled by a second-half offensive explosion by the Waterloo Warriors, who picked up their second win of the season and first at home by topping the Windsor Lancers 48-29 on Saturday afternoon in the final week of OUA regular season play.
Brescacin became the OUA’s all-time reception leader by recording eight catches and totalling 191 for his university career, breaking the record once held by Andy Fatuz (189). His eight grabs also made Brescacin the conference’s all-time leader for most receptions in a single season with 67 overall. The Tecumseh, Ont. native finished with 99 receiving yards and a touchdown, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Warriors from adding another win to their final game of the year.
Waterloo quarterback Ben Hall was 11-of-21 for 196 yards two touchdown passes while receiver Paul Cecile was dominant, picking up 246 receiving yards on eight catches and tallying three TD receptions. The Warriors (2-6) recorded 32 points in the final two quarters of play, including four majors.
Windsor native Austin Kennedy was 22-of-36 for 267 yards while throwing two TD passes but four interceptions on the day. Andrew Downer also took some snaps from under centre, and was picked off twice for his efforts. The Lancers (3-5) totalled eight turnovers by the end of the contest, while the Warriors tallied five sacks compared to one from Windsor. Evan Pszczonak (Amherstburg, Ont.) had four catches for 66 yards and a TD reception, and Jamal Darius (Ajax, NB) totalled 40 yards in the air and led all players with 74 rushing yards.
The Lancers finish the regular season fifth in the conference, and will meet the fourth-place Western Mustangs (5-3) in the OUA quarter-finals next weekend in London, Ont.