The Huskies suffered a rare one-sided loss against the Calgary Dinos a couple of weeks ago. The offense sputtered and a veteran defense gave up 38 points. But the Dogs rebounded a week later to beat a very good UBC team at Griffiths Stadium. In that game the offense got back on track, which is a positive sign heading into this week’s rematch with Calgary. Slotback Garrett Bolen and Defensive tackle, David Rybinski, spoke with Huskie Outsider about Friday’s game with the Dinos.
“We proved, against UBC, that we can move the ball on offense,” Bolen stated, “and our defense has been pretty strong all season. In the first game, against Calgary, we didn’t execute to the best of our ability and it showed.” Garrett was asked if the 14 point loss to Calgary was motivation for this week’s game. “Absolutely. You never want to lose, and you don’t want to let a second chance to beat that same team slip by.”
Rybinski echoed some of Bolen’s comments about the earlier game. “Obviously we weren’t happy with the outcome of the game in Calgary, but the Dinos did a lot of good things out there and earned that win. They were prepared to play us and we’re expecting that again.” Facing the Dinos’ trio of tailbacks in Matt Walter, Steven Lumbala, and Anthony Woodson will be another tough challenge for the Huskies. “That is a talented bunch of backs,” David remarked. “It’s hard to read what hole they’re coming through. We need more discipline from the front seven in terms of maintaining our gaps. We’ve also got to be physical. Hopefully we can keep the line of scrimmage tight.”
Despite facing a solid Dinos’ team that is unbeaten, Rybinski says the Huskies are looking forward to the opportunity. “There’s some confidence in our clubhouse after defeating UBC and now coming off of a bye week. We’re coming back fit and healthy. We hope to show all of the fans out here that the Dogs are for real.”