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Football Players of the Week: Ford, Ternowski, Leblanc, Breton-Robert honoured

U SPORTS Staff

Waterloo quarterback Tre Ford and receiver Tyler Ternowski, Mount Allison defensive back Skylar LeBlanc and Laval returner Vincent Breton-Robert are U SPORTS Football Players of the Week, for the period ending Aug. 26, 2018

It was no secret that the Waterloo Warriors offence would be good, but their on-field display in Week 1 was truly something to behold, sparked in large part by this week’s co-offensive players of the week – Tre Ford and Tyler Ternowski.

The dynamic duo was simply incredible against the Windsor Lancers and their numbers proved it. In only his eighth OUA game and first as a starter, Ford went 25-for-28 (89 per cent completion rate), with 463 passing yards and six touchdown passes. The six majors set an all-time Waterloo record and fell just two shy of the U SPORTS record. Ford also ran five times for 58 yards, which included a 20-yard TD run.

On the receiving end of many of Ford’s accurate tosses – 11 to be exact – was Ternowski. Among those 11 catches, the talented receiver hauled in four touchdown passes, including an 83-yard major. He would finish the night with 289 total receiving yards. Ternowski tied an all-time OUA record with his 4 TD receptions and came one short of equaling the U SPORTS record.

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A fifth-year commerce student in his third year of eligibility, LeBlanc had an interception in Saturday's 36-22 win over Bishop's which he returned 52 yards for a touchdown. He also had 4.5 tackles (three solo and three assisted), including a tackle for loss in the win.

A rookie, Breton-Robert had a dream start to his university career on Friday night in Sherbrooke. The running back scored the game’s only touchdown, returning a punt on 72 yards into the opposite end zone. He gained 116 yards on eight returns and led his team with 63 running yards on 10 carries.

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(Credit: Mathieu Bélanger)

 

Offensive nominees:

  • CW: No league games last week
  • OUA: Tre Ford, Quarterback & Tyler Ternowski, receiver, Waterloo (co-winners)
  • RSEQ: Asnell Robo, running back, Montreal
  • AUS: Chris Reid, running back, Mount Allison

Defensive nominees:

  • CW: No league games last week
  • OUA: Will Bannatyne, linebacker, Queen’s
  • RSEQ: Alexandre Gravel-Vermet, half back, Sherbrooke
  • AUS: Skylar LeBlanc, defensive back, Mount Allison (winner)

Special teams nominees:

  • CW: No league games last week
  • OUA: Michael Domagala, kicker, Carleton
  • RSEQ: Vincent Breton-Robert, returner, Laval (winner)
  • AUS: Brian Hope, kicker, Saint Mary’s

Sportsnet and TVA Sports are once again the official broadcasters of the U SPORTS football semifinals and final in 2018. The Mitchell Bowl (CW at OUA) and Uteck Bowl (AUS at RSEQ) are set for Saturday, Nov. 17, while the Vanier Cup follows on Saturday, Nov. 24 at TELUS-UL Stadium in Quebec City. For all the information on the 54th Vanier Cup (including tickets) click here.

- Player bios provided by U SPORTS member conferences