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Western Mustangs roll on St. FX in the Mitchell Bowl – London

The Western Mustangs return to the Vanier Cup after a 61-6 win over St. Frances Xavier in the Mitchell Bowl.

There’s a good start and then there’s what the Mustangs did on their own home turf, Western Alumni Stadium.

After the first quarter, the Mustangs totaled 224 offensive yards while St. FX had just two.

Western did most of its damage early and almost all of it on the ground. Running backs Trey Humes and Edouard Wanadi had three touchdowns each and OUA champion Keon Edwards added another.

This trio combined for 433 rushing yards. Western totaled 469 rushing yards and 611 offensive yards.

Wanadi is only in his first year and has run the ball 26 times for 238 yards.

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Position of land belonging to the West at the beginning also. They started five of their eleven first-half practices in St. FX territory and took a 51-3 lead at halftime.

The Mustangs’ defense limited St. Frances Xavier to 210 total yards and running back Malcolm Bussey to 67 yards on 12 carries.

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West kicker Brian Garrity was perfect on extra runs and had a 32-yard field goal in the third quarter.

West first-year quarterback Evan Hillock attempted just ten passes all day, but had 8 of 10 for 114 yards and a touchdown to Griffin Campbell who led Mustang receivers with five catches in the game.

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Western’s defense had not allowed a run in nearly five quarters before the Mitchell Bowl. They limited St. FX to two placements and intercepted Silas Fagnan three times. Daniel Valente had two and Jackson Findlay had the other.

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The Mustangs will face the winner of the Uteck Bowl featuring the University of Saskatchewan Huskies and the Montreal Carabins.

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