Western loses Yates Cup

A 24-point second half sealed it for the McMaster Marauders as they dominated The University of Western Ontario Mustangs Saturday with a 41-19 win to take the 104th Yates Cup at TD Waterhouse Stadium in London.

McMaster quarterback Kyle Quinlan passed for two touchdowns before an estimated 8,500 fans.

The Mustangs Tyler Varga rushed for a touchdown and a two-point conversion, while Brian Marshall, brother of Western quarterback Donnie, took passes from his brother for Western’s other touchdown and two-point convert.

The Mustangs had a 13-game home winning streak going into the game dating back to 2009, when they lost to McMaster 42-35.

The Marauders will now face Acadia Axeman next Friday in Moncton, N.B., for the Uteck Bowl and a berth in the Vanier Cup final for Canada’s university football championship.