The goal is clear: Vanier Cup or bust. For the Western Mustangs, last year’s Mitchell Bowl debacle is a motivating factor for the team to get back onto the national stage. One of the country’s most exciting offensive units returns all but one player. Quarterback Stevenson Bone says that the strength of the team lies in their depth at the receiver position.
“I think our receiving corps is amazing. I mean Brian Marshall, Matt Uren, George Johnson, Justin Sanvido, and Matt McDougall is a speedster and Tommy Marshall, David Mackie. It really is a talented, talented group.”
The Mustangs will take a trip to Kingston this weekend to take on the Queen’s Gaels, Western’s biggest rival. Bone says the team tries to prepare the same way every week but taking on Queen’s is a different animal.
“You get a sense around the guys that it is different. It is a bigger challenge. Queen’s is always tough, especially going to Kingston. But I think we are going to rise to the opportunity.”
The home team has won every game between the two schools since a 27-19 Western win at Richardson Stadium in the 2007 OUA Quarterfinals. Western returns home to play the Toronto Varsity Blues on Homecoming Day, September 20th.