posted on Oct. 30: Football team clinches first place in season play


The McMaster Marauder football team capped off its best
season in 16 years with a 39-3 defeat over York University at Les Prince Field on Saturday, Oct. 28.

The win clinched first place and home field advantage
throughout the OUA playoffs for the Marauders. McMaster hasn't finished in first place since 1984.

Kojo Aidoo and Ryan Janzen finished out the 2000 season in style
setting new OUA and CIAU records. Senior wide receiver Ryan Janzen set a new CIAU and OUA record for the most yards receiving in a career with his 205 yards receiving against the Yeomen. Janzen's career total of 3,187 yards surpassed the previous record of 3,126 set by Laurier's Stefan Ptaszek (1990-1994). Janzen also set a new OUA record for the most yards receiving in a season with his 2000 total of 1,034 yards. Ptaszek held the old record of 916.

Kojo Aidoo, rushing for 92 yards on the day, set a new
OUA record for the most yards rushing in a season” with his season total of 1,329 yards. The previous record was 1,275 set by Waterloo's Jarrett Smith in 1997. The Marauders also broke a 25-year-old OUA record for points scored by a team in a season with a combined 325 points in 2000.

The Marauders will host the OUA semi-final game against Waterloo
on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m.