The 4-3 McMaster Marauders play their final regular season game this Saturday, when they meet the 0-7 Carlton Ravens in Ottawa.
Carlton is back in the OUA after a 15-year absence.
While it appears to be a nothing game for Mac, the opposite is true.
A McMaster win by 14 or more points, gives McMaster a fourth place finish and the right to host an OUA quarter-final on October 26.
Also on Saturday, the Windsor Lancers travel to the nation’s capital to meet the Ottawa Gee-Gees.
Both those teams enter the battle with identical 4-3 records and the winner of this game is likely to finish as the fifth seed, and would take on McMaster at Ron Joyce Stadium in that quarter-final.
The Ravens have just two players with OUA experience, and all the starters on their defence are true freshmen, which has made head coach Steve Sumarach’s job a challenge.
His team has scored just 92 points and allowed 345 in their seven games.
The Marauders are still ranked number 9 in the nation.
Injured starting offensive lineman Matt Sewell and cornerback Joey Cupido are day-to-day.
CHML broadcast time is 1 o’clock.