On the last play of the game, Stinger quarterback Adam Vance rolled out to his left and rifled the football 25 yards down field into the hands of receiver James Tyrrell for a touchdown giving Concordia a 22-20 victory over the Sherbrooke Vert & Or before 2307 fans on Saturday afternoon.
Despite the enthusiastic home-opener crowd, the Stingers trailed the Vert & Or the entire game. Sherbrooke had a 9-0 lead at the half and a 12-5 advantage after three quarters.
It was only in the final stanza that Concordia’s offence came to life. Vance completed nine of 13 passes for 250 yards and the winning TD in the fourth quarter.
Overall, the Stingers rolled up 20 first downs and 537 yards of offence. Vance ended up completing 20 of 34 passes for 441 yards on the day. His favorite target was wide receiver Jarryd Taylor who caught eight passes for 258 yards. Tyrrell finished the game with three receptions for 78 yards and the major.
Sherbrooke’s offence was good for 14 first downs and 160 yards on the day.
Defensively, lineman Lukas Redguard led the Stingers with eight total tackles, including three for losses.
The Stingers now have a 1-1 win-loss record. They cross the city to visit the McGill Redmen in the Shaughnessy Cup game next Saturday at 1 p.m. The Vert & Or fall to 0-3 and host the Montréal Carabins, also next Saturday.