OTTAWA, ON – Just one week since coming back from a 20 point deficit the Carleton Ravens have accomplished the improbable once again. For the second week in a row the Ravens found themselves down late. This time down 13 with 1:03 left in the final quarter. Cardiac Carleton cooked up late drama scoring 15 points in less than a minute stealing a win 29-27 over Guelph.
It is key to note Carleton had the playoff guaranteed heading into this game it was only a matter of seeding for them. The question for this team was, Windsor or Laurier? For Guelph this game represented a win and your in scenario. Losing meant relying on Toronto to beat Waterloo, which didn’t happen.
Carleton quarterback Tristan Lefebvre threw a 50-yard dot to Frederik Hachey with 12 seconds left. Through double-coverage, the pass was completed and Guelph’s chances at playoff football were dwindling. Down two points after Brandon Forcier’s kickoff went for a rouge. Guelph’s rookie signal-caller Tristan Aboud and the offense had a long way to go and a short time to get there. Two incomplete passes later, the game and the season were over.
Lefebvre was clutch in the later stages of this game. 156 of his 221 passing came with under two minutes left in the fourth. Hachey was just as clutch in those late minutes, both of his catches came in the dying embers of this matchup including the game-winning score.
The Ravens’ win has them taking an over seven-hour bus ride to visit the Windsor Lancers in the first round. This will be the first time these two teams meet this season.
Guelph’s upset loss to Waterloo back in week six proved to have massive implications for their season. The Warriors beat the Varsity Blues 26-21 and due to having the tiebreak over The Gryphons, they will head to playoffs. Not Guelph.
That loss back in September isn’t only relevant because of the result, but the method of how it happened. In that game, Guelph was up 23-14 with just over two minutes to go. Waterloo went on and scored 16 points and took home the win.