The Carleton Ravens got a rude welcome back to Canadian university football.
Quarterback Will Finch completed 26-of-32 passes for 409 yards and three touchdowns as the Western Mustangs trounced Carleton 71-4 on Monday in the Ravens' first football game in 15 years.
Carleton shut down its football program in 1998 to cut costs. The new team is backed by Old Crows Football Inc., a not-for-profit run by alumni and former Ravens players.
"Carleton is a really young football team so it's one of those games that's really hard to manage in the second half," said Mustangs head coach Greg Marshall. "In the first half we wanted to play our game. In the second half what we tried to do is just try to manage the score."
Wide receivers Garret Sanvido and Adam Sinclair caught two TDs each for Western (2-0). Sanvido had 125 yards, while Sinclair had 114.
Kicker Andrew Banerjee scored all the points for Carleton (0-1) with a 40-yard field goal and a rouge.
The Mustangs had 781 yards of total offence to the Ravens' 218.
Carleton will host its home opener in Ottawa on Saturday.
Also in CIS action, No. 7 Guelph 24 Windsor 23; Ottawa 44 Waterloo 32; No. 2 Queen's 31 No. 6 McMaster 24 and Toronto 17 Laurier 3. No. 7 Guelph 24 Windsor 23
At Guelph, Ont., kicker Daniel Ferraro hit a 17-yard field goal with three seconds left to give the Gryphons (2-0) win over the Lancers (1-1). Ferraro had three field goals on the day.
Ottawa 44, Waterloo 32
At Waterloo, Ont., quarterback Aaron Colbon threw four TDs and two interceptions with 452 yards to lead the Gee-Gees (1-1) to victory over the Warriors (0-2).
No. 2 Queen's 31, No. 6 McMaster 24
At Kingston, Ont., defensive back Yann Dika-Balotoken picked off two passes and returned them for touchdowns to lead the second-ranked Gaels (2-0) to victory over the No. 6 Marauders (1-1).
Toronto 27 Laurier 20
At Waterloo, Ont., QB Chris Jugovic threw two TDs for 259 yards and running back Aaron Milton threw a 20-yard touchdown pass as well as the Varsity Blues (1-1) downed the Golden Hawks (0-2).