Waterloo, Ont. - The Carleton Ravens overcame a 30-10 second-half deficit on Saturday afternoon to beat the Waterloo Warriors 31-30.
With the win, the Ravens improved to 3-4 and now hold pivotal tie-breaking wins over both Waterloo and Toronto.
The Ravens struggled early, falling behind 19-0 before Brandon Forcier put the Ravens on the board with his first field goal of the day. Forcier's powerful pink boots sparked the Ravens, as Hunter Brown quickly scored to bring the Ravens within nine at the half.
Carleton found themselves back in a deficit in the second half as the Warriors added touchdowns in the third quarter before extending their lead to 20. Despite the deficit, the Ravens never let up, focusing on playing a full-sixty, Carleton clawed their way back.
With 3:15 to play in the third, Tristan Lefebvre connected with Kaseem Ferdinand on a massive 51-yard touchdown pass that seemed to spark some momentum. Just over five minutes later, Hunter Brown scored his second touchdown of the game before the Ravens handed the keys to Forcier.
Carleton's defence began to lockdown the Warriors setting up back-to-back Carleton field goals by number 47, including a 47-yard field goal with 47 seconds to play which tied the game.
On the ensuing kickoff, Forcier's deep kickoff was bobbled by the Warriors seeing them take possession on their own 2-yard line. After forcing a two-and-out Carleton needed only a rouge to take the victory and they found that quickly as Forcier delivered, missing slightly right on his field goal attempt but driving the ball well out the back of the end zone for the victory.