Championships Vanier Cup

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Offensive Player of the Week: Silas Fagnan

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Hometown: Bonnyville, Alta.
  • Year: 3rd
  • Program: Human Kinetics

Silas Fagnan gave a commendable showing in StFX’s 42-9 victory over the Axemen on Saturday at the STFX Stadium. The X-Men quarterback completed 17 of 23 attempts for 350 yards, with his longest at 54 yards, in addition to three touchdowns. He also made 4 rush attempts for 22 yards, including his longest rush at 11 yards. Not only did Fagnan allow his team to remain undefeated, and sitting at No. 5 nationallybut he also leads the AUS in pass completions and attempts (101-169), yards (1422) and pass efficiency (143.3).

  • Other Nominees:
  • RSEQ: Jonathan Sénéchal, Montréal
  • OUA: Quentin Scott, Laurier
  • CW : No games played

Defensive Player of the Week: Josh Connors, STFX

  • Position: Linebacker
  • Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
  • Year of eligibility: 3rd
  • Program: Business Administration

Josh Connors was a defensive standout in STFX’s 42-9 victory over the Axemen on Saturday afternoon at STFX Stadium. The X-Men linebacker recorded a game-high of eight tackles (six solo and four assisted) along with two tackles for loss and a sack. His performance helped prevent Acadia from closing the gap as the X-Men held them out of the end zone completely. Connors tops the AUS leader board for tackles, averaging seven tackles per game.

  • Other nominees:
  • RSEQ: Jordan Lessard, Laval
  • OUA: Luca Pante, Toronto
  • CW : No games played

Special Teams Player of the Week: Guillaume Cauchon, Laval

  • Position: Kick Returner Hometown: St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Que.
  • Year: 1st
  • Program: Law

Guillaume Cauchon acted as an absolute game-changer in Laval’s 23-7 victory against the Concordia Stingers in Quebec City. With 5:16 left in the second, the rookie returner successfully returned a 110-yard missed field goal (MFG) for a touchdown. His long runback tied the game at 7-7, shifting the momentum, and setting the Rouge et Or up to dominate the remainder of the game. Cauchon’s runback was fifth longest returned missed field goal in RSEQ/OQIFC history. He finished the game with five combined punt and missed field goal returns for 139 yards.

  • Other Nominees:
  • AUS: Xavier Gervais, Bishop’s
  • OUA: Michael Horvat, McMaster
  • CW : No games played