2007 CIS football season

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2007 CIS football season
Regular season
Duration August 31, 2007 – October 27, 2007
Playoffs
Start date October 27, 2007
Hardy Cup Manitoba Bisons2007-11-10
Yates Cup Western Ontario Mustangs2007-11-10
Dunsmore Cup Laval Rouge et Or2007-11-10
Loney Bowl Saint Mary's Huskies2007-11-10
Mitchell Bowl Manitoba Bisons2007-11-17
Uteck Bowl Saint Mary's Huskies2007-11-17
Vanier Cup
Date November 23, 2007
Site Rogers Centre, Toronto
Champions Manitoba Bisons
2006  CIS football seasons  2008

The 2007 CIS football season began on August 31, 2007, and concluded with the 43rd Vanier Cup national championship on November 23 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, with the Manitoba Bisons winning their third championship. Twenty-seven universities across Canada competed in CIS football this season, the highest level of amateur play in Canadian football, under the auspices of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS).

Schedule[edit]

2007 marked the first year that the Vanier Cup and Grey Cup were played on the same weekend where they both took place in Toronto's Rogers Centre as part of the 95th Grey Cup celebrations. Dating back to 1973, previous Vanier Cups had always been played the week following the Grey Cup.[1]

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

All-Canadian team[edit]

First Team[edit]

Offence
Erik Glavic, QB, Saint Mary’s
Jamall Lee, RB, Bishop’s
Michael Giffin, RB, Queen’s
Mike Bradwell, SB, McMaster
Laurent Lavigne-Masse, SB, Laval
Samuel Giguere, WR, Sherbrooke
Charles-Antoine Sinotte, WR, McGill
Tim O’Neill, C, Calgary
Luc Brodeur-Jourdain, G, Laval
Adam Rogers, G, Acadia
Scott Evans, T, Wilfrid Laurier
Jean-François Morin-Roberge, T, Montreal
Defence
Martin Gagné, DE, Montreal
Justin Cooper, DE, Manitoba
Chris Van Zeyl, DT, McMaster
Simon Patrick, DT, Manitoba
Mat Nesbitt, LB, Regina
Eric Maranda, LB, Laval
Dan Bass, LB, Alberta
Paul Woldu, CB, Saskatchewan
Jean Petit-Frere, CB, Laval
Sammy Okpro, HB, Concordia
David Timmons, HB, Ottawa
Dylan Barker, FS, Saskatchewan
Special Teams
Ara Tchobanian, K, Ottawa
Derek Schiavone, P, Western
Gary Ross, RET, Mount Allison

Second Team[edit]

Offence
Joshua Sacobie, QB, Ottawa
Anthony Woodson, RB, Calgary
Pierre-Luc Yao, RB, Laval
Erik Galas, SB, McGill
Rob Bagg, SB, Queen’s
Aaron Holba, WR, Alberta
Rob Serviss, WR, McMaster
Kevin Kelly, C, Ottawa
Brendon LaBatte, G, Regina
Frank Spera, G, Ottawa
Simeon Rottier, T, Alberta
Cody Kennedy, T, Queen’s
Defence
Daniel Kennedy, DE, Ottawa
Osinachi Ukwuoma, DE, Queen’s
Daniel Schutte, DT, Saint Mary’s
Sebastien Treault, DT, Ottawa
Mike Sheridan, LB, Ottawa
Tim St. Pierre, LB, Saint Mary’s
Anthony Maggiacomo, LB, Wilfrid Laurier
Jeff Zelinski, CB, Saint Mary’s
Taurean Allen, CB, Wilfrid Laurier
Brady Browne, HB, Manitoba
Jean-Philip Provencher, HB, Montreal
Elliott Richardson, FS, Acadia
Special Teams
Hugh O’Neill, K, Alberta
Hugh O’Neill, P, Alberta
Duane John, RET, Laval

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Results[edit]

Regular season standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

Canada West
Team GP W L PF PA Pts
Manitoba 8 8 0 206 110 16
Regina 8 6 2 257 195 12
Saskatchewan 8 5 3 213 131 10
Calgary 8 4 4 233 180 8
UBC 8 3 5 167 198 6
Alberta 8 2 6 166 204 4
Simon Fraser 8 0 8 70 294 0
Ontario
Team GP W L PF PA Pts
Ottawa 8 8 0 310 108 16
Laurier 8 7 1 279 112 14
Queen's 8 6 2 229 117 12
McMaster 8 5 3 230 221 10
Guelph 8 4 4 248 173 8
Western 8 4 4 223 127 8
Waterloo 8 3 5 123 255 6
Windsor 8 2 6 156 262 4
York 8 1 7 90 279 2
Toronto 8 0 8 111 345 0
Quebec
Team GP W L PF PA Pts
Laval 8 8 0 312 120 16
Concordia 8 5 3 182 172 10
Bishop's 8 5 3 218 176 10
Montreal 8 4 4 151 149 8
Sherbrooke 8 4 4 233 189 8
McGill 8 0 8 144 289 0
Atlantic
Team GP W L PF PA Pts
Saint Mary's 8 7 1 352 171 14
StFX 8 3 5 157 284 6
Acadia 8 3 5 182 286 6
Mount Allison 8 1 7 199 294 2

Teams in bold have earned playoff berths.

Top 10[edit]

CIS Top 10 Rankings
01[4] 02[5] 03[6] 04[7] 05[8] 06[9] 07[10] 08[11] 09[12] 10[13]
Acadia Axemen 12 14 12 NR 14 NR NR NR NR NR
Alberta Golden Bears NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Bishop's Gaiters NR NR NR 11 9 8 7 6 9 9
Calgary Dinos 15 12 11 NR NR NR NR NR NR 12
Concordia Stingers 6 6 7 6 8 7 10 10 10 8
Guelph Gryphons NR 15 NR 14 12 11 11 11 NR 11
Laurier Golden Hawks 8 7 6 5 4 4 4 5 5 5
Laval Rouge et Or 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Manitoba Bisons 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3
McGill Redmen NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
McMaster Marauders 9 10 9 13 13 NR 13 12 11 NR
Montreal Carabins 5 5 5 8 NR NR NR NR NR 14
Mount Allison Mounties NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Ottawa Gee-Gees 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2
Queen's Golden Gaels NR 13 10 8 7 9 9 9 8 13
Regina Rams 11 NR NR 14 10 10 8 7 7 6
Saint Mary's Huskies 10 8 8 7 6 6 6 4 4 4
Saskatchewan Huskies 2 2 2 2 5 5 5 8 6 7
Sherbrooke Vert et Or 16 NR NR NR NR NR 14 NR NR NR
St. Francis Xavier X-Men NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Simon Fraser Clan NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Toronto Varsity Blues NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
UBC Thunderbirds 13 NR NR 12 NR NR 12 NR NR NR
Waterloo Warriors NR NR NR 10 11 NR NR NR NR NR
Western Mustangs 7 11 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 10
Windsor Lancers 14 9 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
York Lions NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

Ranks in italics are teams not ranked in the top 10 poll but received votes. NR = Not Ranked, received no votes.

Championships[edit]

The Vanier Cup is played between the champions of the Mitchell Bowl and the Uteck Bowl, the national semi-final games. In 2007, according to the rotating schedule, the winners of the Canada West conference Hardy Trophy meet the Ontario conference's Yates Cup champion for the Mitchell Bowl. The winners of the Dunsmore Cup Quebec championship travel to the Atlantic conference Loney Bowl championship team for the Uteck Bowl.[14]

Vanier Cup[edit]

Playoff bracket[edit]

Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Championships National Semi-finals 43rd Vanier Cup
     
        Montreal Carabins 16  
        Laval Rouge et Or 28  
          Concordia Stingers 10  
        Laval Rouge et Or 35  
        Bishop's Gaiters 18  
        Concordia Stingers 34  
          Laval Rouge et Or 2  
        Saint Mary's Huskies 24  
        Acadia Axemen 17  
        St. Francis Xavier X-Men 38  
        St. Francis Xavier X-Men 24
        Saint Mary's Huskies 25  
             
             
          Saint Mary's Huskies 14
        Manitoba Bisons 28
        Calgary Dinos 5
        Manitoba Bisons 27  
        Regina Rams 5
        Manitoba Bisons 48  
        Saskatchewan Huskies 13  
        Regina Rams 19  
        Western Ontario Mustangs 20  
Guelph Gryphons 25     Manitoba Bisons 52  
McMaster Marauders 21     Guelph Gryphons 38      
        Laurier Golden Hawks 31      
        Western Ontario Mustangs 34
Western Ontario Mustangs 27     Guelph Gryphons 21  
Queen's Golden Gaels 19     Western Ontario Mustangs 23
        Ottawa Gee-Gees 16  
     

Notes[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2006 CIS football season
CIS football seasons Succeeded by
2008 CIS football season