OTTAWA - The Carleton Ravens football team had their home opener spoiled on Saturday night when they lost 31-21 against the number two-ranked Western Mustangs.
The Ravens led at the half but stumbled in the third quarter as the Mustangs pulled ahead to secure the victory.
The Mustangs opened the scoring late in the first quarter with a 47-yard pass from Evan Hillock to Seth Robertson. The play capped off a 91-yard drive.
Jaden Simon would respond for Carleton, hauling in a his first U SPORTS touchdown to tie the game early in the second quarter. After the Mustangs would take a 10-7 lead, Ben Huckabone hauled in a 40-yard pass from fellow wide out Kaseem Ferdinand to give the Ravens the 14-10 halftime lead.
After Western exploded in the third quarter for 21 points, the Ravens rebounded in the first, establishing a series of strong possessions which setup a touchdown of his own for Kaseem Ferdinand as the Ravens cut the lead to 10.
Despite a strong push, 10 was as close as they could get as the #2 Mustangs held on for the road win.
With the loss, the Ravens fell to 0-2 after three weeks. They'll travel to York next weekend for a matchup of two teams still seeking their first win.