Team B.C. closed out the Football University International Games with a second straight dominating performance on offense, defeating the United States 38-18 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday.
Starting quarterback Liam O'Brien from Ballenas rushed for three touchdowns to lead the way as B.C. stunned the United States a 38-18 scoreline.
"It was huge," said O'Brien in an online press release. "The first three possessions all started inside the 50, I think. Coming out there that fast and quieting them down, and taking the motivation out of them, was huge."
Team B.C. also got touchdowns from Mt. Douglas wide receiver Marcus Davis, on a 31-yard pass and catch, and running back teammate Mason Swift, on an eight-yard run.
Vancouver College's Liam Mahara kicked an 18-yard field goal to round out the scoring for the Canadians.
"From the start of the game we came out firing," said Davis. "That just gave us all the momentum to carry us throughout the game."
With the win, Team B.C., coached by Tom Kudaba of Terry Fox, finished the tournament undefeated.
"It's probably the best experience of my life," said Mission Roadrunners' defensive back Kevin Wiens, who recorded an interception for the second straight game. "Going to Texas, playing two games, beating the Americans, I can't describe how great it feels."
B.C. had plenty of momentum after a dominant offensive performance in Thursday's 4914 victory over Europe, where Swift caught two TD passes. In that game, they scored on all five of their drives in the opening half of the contest and seven-of-12 drives overall in the game.
Against the U.S., B.C. leapt out to an early 21-0 lead, including scoring on their very first offensive play of the game when O'Brien connected with Davis for the 31-yard TD pass.
The U.S. got on the board early in the second quarter, when a failed on-side kick attempt led to the home team marching down to B.C.'s one-yard line before punching it in.
Team B.C. answered on their next drive when Swift capped an 88-yard drive with a touchdown run. A field goal gave B.C. a 31-7 lead at half-time.
The Americans pulled within 21 points early in the third but B.C. replied quickly with O'Brien's third touchdown of the night.
The U.S. added a late major off a punt return.
Team B.C.'s roster included Centennial wide receiver Nathan Lund, and from Terry Fox defensive linemen Brad Lyons and Kyle Sagmoen, offensive lineman Michael Beck and receiver Adrial Sellers.