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2015 Panda Game a huge success for Ravens Football

Written by Taylor Prichard, Sports Information

Photo by Marc Lafleur

The Carleton Ravens beat the Ottawa Gee-Gees 48-45 on Saturday, October 3, 2015 to claim their second straight Panda Game victory. In a highly emotional and very physical double overtime duel against the Ottawa Gee-Gees, the Ravens prevailed to defend Pedro and hold onto the coveted trophy for another year. From the rowdy 17, 596 spectators in attendance who provided the electric atmosphere, to the spectacular and nerve-racking finish, this game had it all. GoRavens.ca takes a look at the coverage from the weekend.

MEDIA COVERAGE – 2015 PANDA GAME

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Source: Ottawa Citizen
Author: Darren Desaulniers

“Ecstatic, to say the least,” was the reaction from Ravens coach Steve Sumarah after the overtime. “You talk about excitement. … I mean, I didn’t think after last year that you could ever touch something like that. That may have topped it.”

Carleton Ravens pull out another dramatic Panda Game victory over the Gee-Gees

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Source: Ottawa Sun
Author: Chris Hofley

With a win in Saturday’s annual Panda Game over the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees, the Carleton Ravens moved to 4-2 and sit fifth in the OUA, with the top six teams qualifying for the post-season. If the Ravens qualify, it would be the first time they’ve done so since 1996.

Ravens win Panda thriller

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Source: The Intelligencer
Author: Paul Svoboda

More than 17,500 fans took in the action as the Gee Gees and Ravens hooked up in a see-saw OUA football battle not decided until Carleton’s Michael Domagala booted a 17-yard field goal in the second O.T. period. It was Carleton’s second straight Panda Bowl victory, marking the first time since 1985 the Ravens have defeated the Gee Gees in back-to-back city championships.

SCHOOL SPORTS: ‘Panda-monium’

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Source: The Charlatan
Author: Kennedy Harvey

The Gee-Gees offence fought hard during the third, but Carleton’s defence managed to keep them out of the end-zone. The Gee-Gees settled with a field goal. “Our defence played a hell of a game and they got the turnovers when they needed to,” Mills said. 

Ravens defeat Gee-Gees in Double OT

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Source: CTV News
Author: CTV Ottawa

It was a close game that came right down to the wire.  The Ravens scored the first touchdown in overtime, only to have the Gee Gees tie it up 45-45. With the scoreboard tied once again, the Ravens made a field goal that propelled them to victory.

Carleton Ravens win Panda Game

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Source: CFRA 580 News Talk Radio
Author: Jenn Pritchard

The Ravens beat the Gee-Gees 48 to 45 in overtime on Saturday, making it the highest scoring Panda Game of all time.

Carleton Ravens win 47th Panda Game

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Photos by: Valerie Wutti

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QB Jesse Mills (#6) supported with pass protection from FB Stefano Napolitano (#32) and RB Jahvari Bennett (#30)

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Defensive Line coach Darrell Adams (in red) and Defensive Backs coach Sean Hall (in black) deliver signals to the defence in the Panda Game

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The Carleton D-Line of Dem Ogunyinka (far left), Bill Aziz (#93) and Mack Holliday (#49) prepare for the snap

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The Ravens O-Line did an outstanding job protecting QB Jesse Mills throughout the game

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DB Kadeem Vaillancourt (#27) and LB Leon Cenerini (#44) take down a Gee-Gees receiver

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The Ravens bench clears in OT as they rush the field to celebrate their victory over Ottawa

Photos by: Marc Lafleur

Panda Game between the Ottawa GeeGee's and the Carleton Ravens held on Oct 03, 2015 at TD Place. Photo: Marc Lafleur

DL Jeremy Rioux (left) and LB Leon Cenerini (right) leap to tackle Ottawa’s QB

Panda Game between the Ottawa GeeGee's and the Carleton Ravens held on Oct 03, 2015 at TD Place. Photo: Marc Lafleur

DB Tunde Adeleke (#2) slams his Gee-Gees target to the ground

Panda Game between the Ottawa GeeGee's and the Carleton Ravens held on Oct 03, 2015 at TD Place. Photo: Marc Lafleur

Carleton RB Christian Batistelli (#10) rushed for 93 yards on 8 carries along with a TD

Panda Game between the Ottawa GeeGee's and the Carleton Ravens held on Oct 03, 2015 at TD Place. Photo: Marc Lafleur

DB D’Sean Thelwell (#33) laying a hard hit on a Gee-Gees player

Panda Game between the Ottawa GeeGee's and the Carleton Ravens held on Oct 03, 2015 at TD Place. Photo: Marc Lafleur

Carleton’s flag bearers hype up the Ravens’ fans upon their entrance onto the TD Place Stadium field

Panda Game between the Ottawa GeeGee's and the Carleton Ravens held on Oct 03, 2015 at TD Place. Photo: Marc Lafleur

WR Wilson Birch (#13) hotsteps his way into the end zone with a vital OT touchdown

Panda Game between the Ottawa GeeGee's and the Carleton Ravens held on Oct 03, 2015 at TD Place. Photo: Marc Lafleur

WR Kyle Van Wynsberghe (#12) celebrates one of his 2 TDs on the day

Panda Game between the Ottawa GeeGee's and the Carleton Ravens held on Oct 03, 2015 at TD Place. Photo: Marc Lafleur

Ravens RB Jahvari Bennett (#30) on one of his important carries in the overtime session. Bennett finished the day with 175 yards on the ground as he rushed the ball a career-high 28 times

Panda Game between the Ottawa GeeGee's and the Carleton Ravens held on Oct 03, 2015 at TD Place. Photo: Marc Lafleur

QB Jesse Mills (#6) in shotgun formation in the overtime period. Mills threw for 217 yards on 19 completions and added 4 TDs through the air

Panda Game between the Ottawa GeeGee's and the Carleton Ravens held on Oct 03, 2015 at TD Place. Photo: Marc Lafleur

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