Kicking off championship weekend

Football

Queen's

Western

Regular season records

7-1, only loss to Laurier

6-2, losses to Queen’s and McMaster

Last regular season game

Queen’s vs. Western: 27-26 (Oct. 17, 2009)

Last playoff game

Queen’s vs. Western: 19-27 (Oct. 27, 2007)

Titles won

22 (Yates Cup), 3 (Vanier Cup), 3 (Gray Cup)

28 (Yates Cup), 6 (Vanier Cup), 0 (Gray Cup)

OUA All-Stars

10

10

Total points per game scored-against (average score)

72-149 (34-19)
(Bye-team = U of T 1-7)

335-145 (41-18)
(Bye-team = Waterloo 3-5)

OUA finals attended since 2005

Zero

Three

Coaching matchups

Pat Sheahan: Queen’s head coach for ten years

Greg Marshall: Western head coach for three years

Players to watch

Quarterback Danny Brannagan (2580 passing yards, seven games played) , Jimmy Allin (five interceptions, 1082 all-purpose kick return yards), Shomari Williams (four sacks, 32 tackles)

Quarterback Michael Faulds (3033 passing yards, eight games played), Nathan Riva (606 rushing yards), John Surla (47 tackles, two sacks)

What’re they saying?

“We want redemption because we feel we should have won that game... Queen’s is the best football team in the OUA for a reason. It’ll be our toughest challenge all year.” – Mustangs running back Nathan Riva. Nov. 9, 2009 (Western Gazette)

Men's Rugby

Queen's

Western

Regular season records

8-0

7-1, only loss to Queen’s

Last regular season game

Queen’s at Western: 13-12 (Oct. 3, 2009)

Last playoff game

Queen’s vs. Western: 19-8 (Nov. 1, 2008)

Titles won

17 (Turner Trophy)

7 (Turner Trophy)

OUA All-Stars

Six

Five

Total points per game scored-against (average score)

411-39 (51-5)

317-49 (40-6)

OUA finals attended since 2005

Three

Two

Coaching matchups

Peter Huigenbos: Queen’s head coach for six years

Tony Roes: Western head coach for two years

Players to watch

Lock Ryan Kruyne (99 points, 1st in OUA by 25)

Centre Conor Trainor (45 points, 5th in OUA)

What’re they saying?

“We haven’t been in the gold medal [game] for three years so we are ecstatic. We only lost to [Queen’s] by a point at Homecoming, but now we are going to get a chance to get a little redemption.” Mustangs Captain David Jacks. Nov. 10, 2009 (Western Gazette)

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