In a completely unsurprising result Queen’s Golden Gaels blanked Laurier 34-0 in one of yesterday’s OUA quarterfinals. In the other quarterfinal the Western Ontario Mustangs downed Windsor Lancers 56-35. So this Saturday’s Yates Cup semifinals are set:
Guelph Gryphons will host Queen’s Golden Gaels @ 1 p.m.
McMaster Marauders will host Western Ontario Mustangs @ 4:30 p.m.
Both games will be broadcast live on TheScore. In good news, after a week of rain the forecast for Saturday is sunny and dry with seasonal temperatures. So we should have a nice fall day for a football game.
This will be the biggest game hosted by Guelph since the 2007 Yates Cup final. That 2007 game was played before a soldout crowd of 8,500 at Alumni Stadium. I know people who attended the game, including Western fans, who still describe it as the best atmosphere for a CIS game they have ever been a part of. Gryphon fans need to replicate that for the game this Saturday with a big, loud crowd.
From what I’ve heard it sounds like we can expect to see the biggest tailgate party in Gryphon Football history with more people and an earlier start than ever before. Make sure to buy your game tickets in advance.
Gryphon Box Office: playoff tickets
This youtube video from the 2007 halftime show includes lots of shots of the crowd: