WATERLOO – The Laurier Golden Hawks spoiled the No. 2 Queen’s Gaels’ quest for a second straight perfect regular season with a surprise 25-13 decision in Saturday’s Ontario university football action.
The 6-2 Hawks also earned second place and with it, a first-round playoff bye with Saturday’s win.
The hosts limited Queen’s quarterback Dan Brannagan’s entry into the record books to about 15 minutes.
Brannagan briefly held the Canadian university record for career passing yards on Saturday, until he was eclipsed by Western’s Michael Faulds who threw for about 550 yards in a victory over Toronto, also Saturday.
So it's Faulds who finishes as the nation's career leading passer with an unofficial total of 10,811 yards. Brannagan finishes his career with 97 yards less than Faulds.
In other Ontario University Athletics conference action, Waterloo crushed York 52-3; Western blanked Toronto 40-0; Ottawa got past Windsor 24-9 and McMaster defeated Guelph 32-29.
Laurier got touchdowns from Shamawd Chambers on a 44-yard pass reception from Evan Pawliuk and defensive back Scott McCahill returned an interception 110 yards for a major.
The Hawks’ defence held Queen’s to one touchdown, a four-yard scamper by Ryan Granberg.
Brannagan passed for 289 yards on Saturday. Pawliuk finished his day with 273 yards.
The loss ended Queen’s school record 17-game regular season win streak.