The UBC Thunderbirds climbed to the peak of the Canadian university football world on Saturday, winning a national championship with a roster so young and an ascent so swift that simply watching them hoist the Vanier Cup trophy seemed at once surreal and unimaginable.
With less than two minutes to go and the Vanier Cup championship tied 23-23 between the UBC Thunderbirds and Montreal Carabins, the former Westshore Rebels kicker and Spectrum graduate was staring at a 42-yard field goal for a possible win. His Dinos had lost Vanier Cu...
After a wild final two minutes, Quinn van Gylswyk hit a 20-yard field goal as the clock ran out, giving UBC the national championship in Canadian university football with a 26-23 victory over the Montreal Carabins.
After last week’s win against the St. FX X-Men in the Uteck Bowl, the only barrier that remains in UBC football’s way to winning their first Vanier Cup since 1997 is the Montreal Carabins — the defending national champions.