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Game Review: Dinos 20, Huskies 8

The first few seconds of the post-game news conference summed up the night well.

Kevin Jesus of Global Sports asked: “BT, offensively, what the heck happened out there?”

“I don’t know,” responded the coach, shaking his head with a bewildered look. “I just asked them the same question. I’m not sure, but I think we were better on the first day of training camp, on offence, than we were tonight.”

On a night where all aspects of the team needed to be at their best, the offence failed miserably. There’s no way to sugar coat it. The defence played exceptionally well, limiting the Dinos offence to 21 first downs, no touchdowns, and only allowing Calgary to put up significant yardage late in the game when they had been on the field most of the game (37:21 in the game and over ten minutes in the third quarter alone) and were fatigued.

The Saskatchewan offence was only able to gain eight first downs all game, and had 74 yards total offence. The quarterbacks were missing open receivers and throwing the ball straight to defenders with no Huskie in sight, the receivers were dropping catchable balls, the running backs refused to hit the line hard between the tackles, and the offensive line missed several blocks. The nine penalties the Huskies took tonight also cost them one more yard than they gained the entire night.

To more clearly illustrate how poorly the offence played: The Huskies went two-and-out 12 times in the game, and the longest offensive drive covered a mere 38 yards. They were on the field for 22:39, barely over 1/3 of the game.

“It was really, pretty much, a total offensive collapse,” added BT. When asked if he had ever seen an offense this bad, he quickly responded “Nope. I really haven’t. But it’s been our story all year. We take two strides forwards and we take four back.

“We said that early in the year, with two young quarterbacks and a young offensive line, we’re going to go through that, and we certainly are. It’s frustrating, but we’ll hang in there, hang together as a group, and we’ll be better next week.”

Hopefully they are better next week, as they are on the road to play a resurgent Rams team. Not only do they have to try to beat their improved provincial rivals, they have to try to win on the road, something they haven’t been able to do this year in two tries.

If the offence can rebound and play moderately well, as we saw in the first two games of the season, they should be able to win these next two games. If the Huskie defence and special teams (who scored the Huskies only touchdown of the night on a Nico Higgs blocked punt) can maintain their level of play, 5-3 is not out of the question. But an effort more along the lines of what we saw two weeks ago against UBC will be required just to make it there, and to the playoffs, where they can hopefully turn the corner and go on a long run.

But, first things first.

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score
—————– — – — – —–
Calgary…………. 1 6 3 10 – 20
Saskatchewan…….. 0 1 0 7 – 8

Scoring Summary:
1st 08:12 CGY – Johnny Mark rouge
CGY 1 – SASK 0
2nd 03:34 CGY – Johnny Mark 37 yd field goal
9 plays, 54 yards, TOP 3:41, CGY 4 – SASK 0
11:20 CGY – Johnny Mark 28 yd field goal
5 plays, 20 yards, TOP 2:31, CGY 7 – SASK 0
14:10 SASK – S. McDonald rouge
CGY 7 – SASK 1
3rd 07:58 CGY – Johnny Mark 24 yd field goal
8 plays, 38 yards, TOP 3:41, CGY 10 – SASK 1
4th 00:28 CGY – Mike Edem 15 yd interception return (Johnny Mark kick)
CGY 17 – SASK 1
03:38 CGY – Johnny Mark 19 yd field goal
4 plays, 27 yards, TOP 2:00, CGY 20 – SASK 1
10:07 SASK – Shane Dueck 0 yd fumble recovery (S. McDonald kick)
CGY 20 – SASK 8

CGY SASK

FIRST DOWNS………………. 21 8
Rushing………………… 9 2
Passing………………… 10 5
Penalty………………… 2 1
NET YARDS RUSHING…………. 221 45
Rushing Attempts………… 41 18
Average Per Rush………… 5.4 2.5
Rushing Touchdowns………. 0 0
Yards Gained Rushing…….. 237 60
Yards Lost Rushing………. 16 15
NET YARDS PASSING…………. 234 104
Completions-Attempts-Int…. 16-30-0 11-31-3
Average Per Attempt……… 7.8 3.4
Average Per Completion…… 14.6 9.5
Passing Touchdowns………. 0 0
TEAM LOSSES………………. -13 -75
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS……….. 442 74
Total offense plays……… 72 52
Average Gain Per Play……. 6.1 1.4
Fumbles: Number-Lost………. 5-2 1-0
Penalties: Number-Yards……. 9-85 9-75
PUNTS-YARDS………………. 11-346 15-544
Average Yards Per Punt…… 31.5 36.3
Net Yards Per Punt………. 16.7 31.1
Inside 20………………. 1 2
50+ Yards………………. 0 2
Touchbacks……………… 0 0
Fair catch……………… 0 0
KICKOFFS-YARDS……………. 5-245 1-31
Average Yards Per Kickoff… 49.0 31.0
Net Yards Per Kickoff……. 36.4 31.0
Touchbacks……………… 0 0
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD. 13-78-0 8-162-0
Average Per Return………. 6.0 20.2
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 1-0-0 5-63-0
Average Per Return………. 0.0 12.6
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD.. 3-15-1 0-0-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD. 0-0-0 0-0-1
Possession Time…………… 37:21 22:39
1st Quarter…………….. 8:04 6:56
2nd Quarter…………….. 9:25 5:35
3rd Quarter…………….. 10:03 4:57
4th Quarter…………….. 9:49 5:11
Third-Down Conversions…….. 1 of 2 0 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances……. 3-4 0-0
Touchdowns……………… 0-4 0-0
Field goals…………….. 2-4 0-0
Sacks By: Number-Yards…….. 3-37 1-5
PAT Kicks………………… 1-1 1-1
Field Goals………………. 4-5 0-1

Calgary

Rushing No Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg
————————————————-
Steven Lumbala 18 117 4 113 0 30 6.3
Matt Walter 10 59 2 57 0 27 5.7
Anthony Woodson 7 39 0 39 0 19 5.6
Eric Dzwilewski 6 22 10 12 0 16 2.0
Totals… 41 237 16 221 0 30 5.4

Passing Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Long Sack
————————————————-
Eric Dzwilewski 16-30-0 234 0 35 1
Totals… 16-30-0 234 0 35 1

Receiving No. Yds TD Long
—————————————-
Chris Dobko 7 70 0 31
Taylor Nill 5 90 0 35
Richard Snyder 2 48 0 28
Jake Harty 2 26 0 13
Totals… 16 234 0 35

Punting No. Yds Avg Long In20 TB
—————————————————
Johnny Mark 11 346 31.5 45 1 0
Totals… 11 346 31.5 45 1 0

Punts Kickoffs Intercept
All Returns No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg
————————————————–
Chris Dobko 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Taylor Nill 3 12 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jake Harty 9 68 19 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jamahl Knowles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Connor Little 1 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kevan Hafichuk 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Mike Edem 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 15 15
Totals… 13 78 19 1 0 0 3 15 15

Field goal attempts
—————————————-
Johnny Mark 1st 06:48 25 yds – Rouge
Johnny Mark 2nd 11:26 37 yds – Good
Johnny Mark 2nd 03:40 28 yds – Good
Johnny Mark 3rd 07:02 24 yds – Good
Johnny Mark 4th 11:22 19 yds – Good

Kickoffs No. Yds TB OB Avg
—————————————
Johnny Mark 5 245 0 0 49.0

Saskatchewan

Rushing No Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg
————————————————-
Ben Coakwell 12 36 9 27 0 10 2.2
Gilbert-Knorren 5 24 3 21 0 12 4.2
Jeffrey Moore 1 0 3 -3 0 0 -3.0
Totals… 18 60 15 45 0 12 2.5

Passing Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Long Sack
————————————————-
Gilbert-Knorren 7-25-2 58 0 13 2
Trent Peterson 4-6-1 46 0 22 1
Totals… 11-31-3 104 0 22 3

Receiving No. Yds TD Long
—————————————-
Garrett Burgess 3 25 0 14
Rory Kohlert 2 19 0 13
Jerit Lambert 2 16 0 11
Jeffrey Moore 1 22 0 22
Braeden George 1 9 0 9
Ben Coakwell 1 9 0 9
Garrett Bolen 1 4 0 4
Totals… 11 104 0 22

Punting No. Yds Avg Long In20 TB
—————————————————
S. McDonald 15 544 36.3 51 2 0
Totals… 15 544 36.3 51 2 0

Punts Kickoffs Intercept
All Returns No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg
————————————————–
Jerit Lambert 8 162 49 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dexter Janke 0 0 0 5 63 19 0 0 0
Totals… 8 162 49 5 63 19 0 0 0

Field goal attempts
—————————————-
S. McDonald 2nd 00:01 43 yds – Returned

Kickoffs No. Yds TB OB Avg
—————————————
S. McDonald 1 31 0 0 31.0

FUMBLES: Calgary-Eric Dzwilewski 2-0; Steven Lumbala 1-1; Johnny Mark 1-1; Chris Dobko 1-0.
Saskatchewan-Jerit Lambert 1-0.

3 Responses to “Game Review: Dinos 20, Huskies 8”

  1. DogLover says:

    I really wish they would of went back to Peterson @ QB in this game. The more and more I watch I am beginning to think that Gilbert-Knorren is unable to handle the game at this level. Have seen a lot of great athletes at QB in this league over the years that have all struggled because they are unable to do the simple things – like read a defence.

    Have to reload – all is not lost. Win the next two and we more then likely will host a playoff game.

  2. DogLover says:

    I was also wondering if the coaches ever thought of putting in Parker Siemens. For heavens sake what else did we have to lose – we did not have a first down in the 2nd half until the 3 minute mark of the 4th quarter.

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