(LENNOXVILLE, QUE.) Freshman quarterback Charles Aubry went 27-37 for 264 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday night in the Bishop's Gaiters home opener as they beat the U SPORTS No. 7 StFX X-Men 32-19 in front of a raucous Coulter Field crowd.
Aubry also added 61 yards on six carries and a touchdown.
The freshman was flawless as the Gaiters improved to 1-1 while StFX dropped to 1-1 in the AUS.
Aubry connected with fellow freshman Nathan Lupien, sophomore Corey Williams and senior Nathan Walker through the air for touchdowns. He added one on the ground.
Bishop's led 5-0 after the first stanza and 18-6 at halftime. After three, the hosts were up 25-11 but StFX pushed early in the fourth quarter. The X-Men scored a touchdown then after their second blocked punt of the game were only able to manage a rouge to cut the lead to 25-19.
Aubry showed veteran poise down the stretch and marched the Gaiters 75 yards on nine plays before connecting with Walker for a major at the 11:52 mark. That put the game all but out of reach and gave the Gaiters their first win against a ranked opponent since 2013.
For his efforts, Aubry was named Subway Player of the Game.
Bishop's defence was stellar, led by Louvre Moussenguet who recorded six tackles including 2.5 sacks. Guillaume Trottier also had six tackles and a sack.
Bishop's Louis-Philippe Gregoire led all rushers with 77 yards on 14 carries.
Bailey Wasdal went seven for 15 for 95 yards for StFX, long with a touchdown and an interception before giving way to Quinn Stewart halfway through the third quarter. Stewart finished 6-10 for 85 yards and a touchdown.
Keiran Burnham also kicked a 32 yard field goal to round out the X-Men scoring.
Next up, Bishop's travels to Halifax to face the Saint Mary's Huskies (1-0) on Saturday, Sept. 7. The X-Men will also play on Saturday as they host the Acadia Axemen (1-0).
Source: Bishop's Gaiters & StFX Athletics Sports Information