The University of Montreal Carabins have won the 2021 Dunsmore Cup. On Sunday, the Carabins defeated the University of Laval Rouge et Or 28-19 from the Physical Education Centre at the University of Montreal (CEPSUM). This is the fourth time in the history of the Carabins football program that they have won the Dunsmore Cup, which is presented to the best college football team in Quebec each year. They previously won in 2014, 2015, and 2019.
On Sunday, the Carabins were led by running back Bertrand Beaulieu. who had 19 rushes for 121 yards and one touchdown, along with four catches for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Meanwhile, quarterback Jonathan Senecal of Montreal, Quebec completed 17 of 29 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns, along with 40 rushing yards. The Carabins are currently ranked number one in Canada, and only lost one game all season–a 31-28 loss to Concordia on September 10.
The other three conference finals will take place next weekend. In the Hardy Trophy, the Canada West Championship, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies will face the University of Manitoba Bisons in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. In the Loney Bowl, the Atlantic University Football Championship, the St. Francis Xavier X-Men will host the University of Bishop’s Gaiters in Antingonish, Nova Scotia. In the Yates Cup, the Ontario Football Championship, the Queen’s University Golden Gaels will face the University of Western Ontario Mustangs from Kingston, Ontario. The winners of the conference championships will play in the Mitchell Bowl and the Uteck Bowl, with the winners of those games playing for the Vanier Cup in Quebec City, Quebec on December 4.