12th Grey Cup

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12th Grey Cup
Queen's University Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
(4–0)(3–1)
113
Head coach: 
Head coach: 
A. Rodden & A. Buett
1234Total
Queen's University 236011
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 01023
DateNovember 29, 1924
Stadium Varsity Stadium
Location Toronto
Attendance5,978

The 12th Grey Cup was played on November 29, 1924, before 5,978 fans at Varsity Stadium at Toronto.

Queen's University defeated the Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 11 to 3.


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