OTTAWA - On Saturday, the Carleton Ravens finished the home half of their OUA season undefeated with a 36-18 victory against the Waterloo Warriors.
The Ravens' victory marks the fourth time in program history that the team is perfect at home and the first since 1986. In a record-setting day, Ravens kicker Brandon Forcier broke the program record with six field goals in a single game, while Corey Grant also became the first Ravens coach since 1969 to win four times in their first season with the university.
The Ravens special teams started the game off strong, after an opening two and out from the defence Zendrew Audain (Laval, QC) would block a Cole Crossett punt setting up a Brandon Forcier field goal. Forcier's first field goal of the game, a 29-yarder which he pushed onto University Dr. set the tone for the Ravens' afternoon.
After Waterloo responded with a field goal of their own, Tanner DeJong (Brockville, ON) would find Frederick Hachey (Laval, QC) for a five-yard touchdown pass. Forcier would add his second field goal of the afternoon for a 13-3 lead.
Forcier would complete his third field goal of the game in the second half quarter before Nicolas Sua would finish a 45-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. Before the end of the half, DeJong would find Kaseem Ferdinand (Kanata, ON) for a 3-yard touchdown only for Waterloo to respond seconds later for a 25-18 score at the half.
In the second half, the Ravens defence would shut out Waterloo while Forcier made history. After Forcier hit a 21-yard field goal in the third quarter he would hit his two longest blasts of the night in the fourth quarter connecting on 31 and 37-yard field goals to put the game out of reach.