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After a long, grueling, hard-fought season, we are down to two teams remaining in the race towards claiming the top Canadian university football honour, the Vanier Cup. With a storied history, we look to see who will cement their place in U Sports Football history as the Laval Rouge et Or takes on the Saskatchewan Huskies.
Both teams proved themselves to be dominant in the regular season and have taken the momentum built deep into the postseason, clinching their spots with massive wins last weekend. While both squads are deserving of this years Vanier Cup, there can only be one winner.
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Best U Sports Football Vanier Cup Picks & Predictions
In a Vanier Cup showdown, both teams head out of province for their shot at the top prize in U Sports Football. This years matchup consists of representatives from the RSEQ in the Laval Rouge et Or, and CanWest conference in the Saskatchewan Huskies. This will be the 13th Vanier Cup appearance for the Rouge et Or, and the 11th for the Saskatchewan Huskies.
With both teams having ample experience playing in the biggest game of the season, these two storied squads will duke it out for this years Vanier Cup.
Coming off the biggest upset win of the U Sports football season, the Rouge et Or punched their ticket to the Vanier Cup after pulling off the comeback win against the championship favourite Western Mustangs. This brought the Mustangs undefeated season to a screeching halt, missing out on their chance to capture back-to-back Vanier Cups.
The Rouge et Or looked incredibly in the come from behind victory, putting together terrific drives offensively while hanging tough on the defensive side of the ball. The Rouge et Or have battled through adversity all season long and could be built to go all the way in this years Vanier Cup final.
On the other side of this National championship game, the Saskatchewan Huskies continued their stellar season with an easy win over the St. Francis Xavier X-Men. The Huskies looked remarkable in this win, completely outclassing their opponents from beginning to end. Looking to put on one last masterclass performance this season, the Huskies are legitimate threats to win this seasons Vanier Cup.
Moneyline Pick: Laval Rouge et Or
In a game that is set to go down to the wire, we are backing the Laval Rouge et Or to be crowned the 2022 Vanier Cup champions, claiming the schools 13th win in their first Vanier Cup final since 2018.
After beating the Mustangs in dramatic fashion last week, this proved how dangerous this Rouge et Or team truly is. Even against arguably the most talented team in U Sports football, the Rouge et Or never withered under the pressure, instead keeping their composure and firing back counterstrikes in response.
The Rouge et Or are as tough as they come both mentally and physically and to become a champion you need to be well polished in both aspects. Look for Laval to come out the gates hot, making the Huskies play an ugly brand of football that they aren’t accustomed too.
Back the Rouge et Or to continue building on their legacy within U Sports football, while they provide you a winning bet slip on the final game of the season.
Point Spread Pick: Saskatchewan Huskies
While we certainly believe the Rouge et Or are the team to beat in this years Vanier Cup, the underdog Saskatchewan Huskies are no joke, and are going to be within striking distance all game long.
The Huskies are lead by one of the top quarterbacks in U Sports, Mason Nyhus. Able to beat seemingly any coverage thrown his way, Nyhus excels at finding the open man and hitting his target for big plays consistently over the course of the game. Able to pick apart defences, Nyhus sees the game well and will always have his team in a position to win thanks to his fantastic play.
Outside of the play of their star quarterback, the Huskies entire roster is strong. After cruising through their conference playoffs, the Huskies were exceptional all season long. This Huskies team is still incredibly young and will gain valuable experience in this game, even if they don’t walkaway with the win.
Back the Huskies to push the Rouge et Or to the brink, covering the 7.5-point spread in the 2022 Vanier Cup game.
Over/Under Pick: Under 47.5
In a game where the stakes can’t possibly get any higher, the Under is a terrific look for all U Sports football bettors.
When the lights shine their brightest and nerves reach an all-time high, teams tend to take their time with the football as every play could change the course of the game. In a battle between two smart and capable football teams, we could see a methodical chess match on display in this years Vanier Cup final.
Less possessions equals fewer scoring chances, something that goes hand-in-hand with betting the Under on this years Vanier Cup. Historically, the Vanier Cup is a high-scoring affair, with five of the last six Vanier Cups having a final combined score of 48 or greater.
Look for this trend to stop here, as both teams rely on their defences to get them an edge with the National title on the line. In the regular season both teams allowed fewer than 15 points per game against, so look for the defences to ball out in the Vanier Cup final, leaving the Under as a winning bet on the final game of the season.
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