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Laval still unbeaten after win over Montreal: CIS football

Tristan Grenon threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns Sunday as the No. 4 Laval Rouge et Or stayed unbeaten with a 30-11 win over the No. 3 Montreal Carabins in Canadian university football.
Laval University Rouge et Or quarterback Tristan Grenon, shown in this file photo, threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Montreal Carabins. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)

Tristan Grenon threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns Sunday as the No. 4 Laval Rouge et Or stayed unbeaten with a 30-11 win over the No. 3 Montreal Carabins in Canadian university football.

Grenon went 18-for-27 and was intercepted once as Laval moved to 6-0 while Montreal dropped its first game of the season to fall to 5-1.

The Rouge et Or jumped out to 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter as Grenon hit Guillaume Rioux with a 59-yard touchdown pass at 10:55 before finding Pascal Lochard for a 34-yard strike at 7:54.

Montreal got a single point early in the second, but Boris Bede kicked a 42-yard field goal at 11:33 and had a rouge of his own to make it 18-1 at the half.

Laval didn't let up in the third as Samuel Hebert returned a fumble 43 yards for a touchdown before a safety made it 27-1 at the end of three quarters.

Bede kicked his second field goal from the same distance early in the final quarter before the Carabins attempted a late rally.

Montreal scored its first touchdown of the afternoon on a 13-play, 75-yard drive, culminating in quarterback Alexandre Nadeau-Piuze's six-yard TD pass to Mikhail Davidson to make it 30-8.

Carabins kicker Charles Bauer split the uprights from 22 yards in the final minute to round out the scoring.

Nadeau-Piuze finished with 218 yards and one TD.

The two teams meet again next Saturday in Montreal.