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JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:27 AM ET

Mathieu Bertrand has a date with a TV set tomorrow afternoon.

However, the Edmonton Eskimo fullback hopes it's not an expensive date.

Locker-room bragging rights and a $20 wager are on the table when the University of Laval Rouge Et Or battle the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in the Mitchell Bowl in Saskatoon with the winner advancing to the Vanier Cup.

"I am going to be in my hotel room watching the game for sure," said Bertrand, a former star quarterback at Laval.

After being asked three times by former Huskie and current Edmonton OL Kevin Lefsrud to bet on the game, Bertrand finally relented and agreed.

"I'll take the Huskies against anybody," said Lefsrud.

But Lefsrud doesn't want to see a repeat of the 1999 Churchill Bowl when Laval beat the Huskies in his final college game.

"Ryan Reid was the quarterback and we were down to the 23-yard line with a couple of minutes left and he happened to throw a pick," said Lefsrud.

"And my last play was me chasing down their defensive back, one of the fastest guys on their team.

"I tackled him right in front of their bench. There was no way I was going to let somebody score on me in my last play of my college career."

Laval and Saskatchewan are both undefeated this year.


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