The McMaster Marauders quest for a third straight Yates Cup is over.
The Marauders offence couldn’t get started, and in the end, the Western Mustangs beat the Marauders 32-3.
McMaster trailed 15-0 at the half, as the defence stiffened when they had to, allowing five field goals by Lirim Hajrullahu.
However, McMaster had just six first downs and 82 total yards afer 30 minutes.
In the third quarter, the Mustangs ground game got some success, with Yannick Harou scoring two touchdowns, on runs of five and 2 yards, and in the fourth, Hajrullahu added a sixth field goal.
Tyler Crapigna got the only Mac points, on a 22 yard field goal.
Mustangs quarterback Will Finch threw for 219 yards with one interception and Mustangs slotback Matt Uren had a dominant game, with 138 total yards.
McMaster struggled offensively, earning only 18 first downs and quarterback Marshall Ferguson throwing for just 146 yards.
McMaster receiver Michael DiCroce was held to 47 yards receiving.
Western will host Queen’s next Saturday in the 106th Yates Cup.