Quarterback Trenton Miller threw a school record six touchdown passes to lead the Concordia Stingers to a 68-16 victory over the McGill Redmen before a boisterous Homecoming crowd at Concordia stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Miller connected with wide receiver Sam Nadon for three TD strikes (14, 15 and 16 yards). He also found Vince Alessandrini for a five-yard major, Jarryd Taylor for a 12-yard touchdown and Yanic Lessard on a 44-yard pass-and-run score.
With the six touchdowns, Miller broke a school record set in 1998 when quarterback Sean Hoas threw five TDs in a game versus the Laval Rouge et Or. The conference record is seven touchdowns in a game by Laval quarterback Hugo Richard who picked apart the Bishop’s Gaiters’ defence on Oct. 19, 2014.
In only three quarters of play, Miller completed 23 of 31 passes for 472 yards.Overall the Stinger offence rolled up 30 first downs, 589 yards and nine touchdowns.
Also having a big impact was running back Jean-Guy Rimpel who carried the ball 18 times for 71 yards and two touchdowns. He now has five TDs on the season. The ninth and final touchdown of the game came on a four-yard run from Glody Musangu.
Rounding out the scoring was kicker Andrew Stevens who made all nine converts and kicked a 37-yard field goal.
The Stingers defence also had an exceptional day with interceptions by Khadeem Pierre and Alexandre Dadaille. There were several sacks including two from Lukas Redguard who also recovered a fumble. Linebacker Alex Renaud was the leading tackler in the game with 7.5.
The Stingers’ win-loss record improves to 2-1. They travel to Quebec City to meet the Laval Rouge et Or next Sunday at 1 p.m. The game will be televised by TVA Sports.