KINGSTON, Ont. – Jake Puskas single-handedly helped the Queen’s Gaels crush the Waterloo Warriors on Thursday night.
The star running back, a former standout with the St. Ignatius Falcons, scored twice on the ground and caught two more scores through the air to lead Queen’s to a 68-17 thrashing of the Warriors at Kingston’s Richardson Stadium.
All of his scores came in the second half, rushing for touchdowns from three yards and one yard out and hauling in scoring passes of 40 and 18 yards.
"I don't know what to say," Puskas said in an interview posted to the Gaels Twitter feed afterward. "The offence is just starting to click perfectly and we're all happy about it.
"Obviously I'm very excited, but it wasn't just me. I've got to hand it to the offensive line. They put in a hell of a game, as well as the quarterback and the receivers, so really it was a team effort."
On the day he finished with 175 yards on the ground, averaging eight yards a carry, and caught two passes for 58 yards.
It was Puskas' third straight 100-yard rushing game and gives him 449 yards on the ground, eighth in the OUA and 17th overall in the country. He's also caught five passes for 103 yards and has a combined total of five touchdowns, tying him for 14th in the OUA.