The defense led the way for McMaster as they defeated the Ravens 23-9. They were so strong on the night that they outscored the Ravens 14-9 on their own. Mac’s defense would force a total of four fumbles in the game and pick off the Carleton quarterbacks twice. One of the interceptions turned into a 55-yard pick-six for Robbie Yochim.

Mitch Garland picked up one of the Ravens’ fumbles and took it back to the three-yard line before Andreas Dueck found Tommy Nield for the opening game’s opening major to give the Marauders the lead. The teams then traded safeties to make the score 9-2 through one quarter.

Carleton cut into the McMaster lead in the second quarter with a field goal but the Marauders responded with what could be the play of the game. Jordan Lyons rushed 25-yards on the play but was stripped before he could cross the goal line. Thankfully, Mitch O’Connor was there to jump on the loose ball for Mac’s second touchdown of the game.

Neither team could do much in the second half of play with the only scoring going to the Ravens who picked up two points when the Marauders gave up a safety to regain some field position in the third quarter.

While the game saw the McMaster defense putting on a show, it also featured several penalties. The teams would combine for 243-yards on 23 penalties.

With the win, the Marauders pick up their first win in their first game of the season and remain one of three teams yet to lose to the Carleton Ravens since their re-entry into the OUA.

Week three of the 2017 OUA football season will see McMaster host the Western Mustangs on Saturday September 9th at Ron Joyce Stadium with a 1:00 pm kick-off.