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Laval advances to Vanier Cup with dominating win over Acadia

Laval University Rouge et Or's Yannick Morin-Plante catches the football for a first down against Acadia University Axemen during the first half of their Uteck Cup college game at Laval University in Quebec City, November 17, 2012.


The Laval Rouge-et-Or are returning to the Vanier Cup.

Quarterback Tristan Grenon threw 268 yards for three touchdowns as Laval crushed the Acadia Axemen 42-7 to win the Uteck Bowl on Saturday and advance to the Canadian university football championship.

The Vanier Cup will be held on Nov. 23rd in Toronto. The Rouge-et-Or lost to the McMaster Marauders 41-38 in double overtime last year and won the title in 2010 with a decisive 29-2 victory over the Calgary Dinos.

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Laval also won the Vanier Cup in 2008 with a 44-21 decision over the Western Mustangs.

The RSEQ champion Rouge-et-Or's running game dominated on Saturday. Maxime Boutin led Laval (8-1) with 213 yards, while Christian Normand and Antoine Leduc both scored rushing touchdowns.

The Rouge-et-Or had 321 yards on the ground compared to Acadia's 90.

Quarterback Kyle Graves led Acadia (7-1) with 130 passing yards and a touchdown pass to Andrew Healy. Graves was also the Axemen's leading rusher with 76 yards.

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