One of the most remarkable finishes in college football Saturday came north of the border. In the Uteck Bowl, one of the two national U SPORTS semifinals, the Saskatchewan Huskies came back to beat the Montreal Carabins on a final-seconds 13-yard touchdown run from Adam Machart, who wove through a whole forest of defenders:
🏈ADAM MACHART SCORES WITH 5 SECONDS LEFT TO TAKE THE LEAD 14-10 FOR THE @HuskieAthletics
— U SPORTS Football (@USPORTS_FB) November 27, 2021
That shows a lot of confidence to go with a run with that little time on the clock, but Machart is deserving of that level of trust. The fourth-year running back was a first-team All Canadian in 2019 and Canada West’s player of the year that season as well (U SPORTS did not play football in 2020 due to the pandemic), and he won three national junior football championships with the Saskatchewan Hilltops before joining the Huskies. In seven games this year before this week, he collected 689 yards and six touchdowns on 92 carries.
Machart also accounted for both of the Saskatchewan touchdowns in Saturday’s game, rushing 20 times for 158 yards and a touchdown and catching six passes for 24 yards and a touchdown. So he was a good player to give the ball here, and now he and the Huskies are headed to Quebec City for the 56th Vanier Cup game, where they’ll face the Mitchell Bowl champion Western Mustangs for the national championship next Saturday.
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