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Three downs: Huskies vs Bisons wrap-up

First Down: Who deserves your game ball on offense?
Dog Whisperer: Welcome back Mr. Buchannan and Mr. Burgess you will share this game ball. On the ground and through the air these two Huskies added another dimension to the offense and tipped the scores in our favour.
Dallas: I had been looking forward to seeing Shane Buchanan in game action since the non-conference game, and he didn’t disappoint. He runs downhill and hits the line hard, a style we have become accustomed to over the years with players like Dathan Thomas and David Stevens. With over 140 yards on 12 carries and the winning touchdown, Buchanan deserves the offensive gameball with Chase Bradshaw a close runner-up.

Shane Buchanan scores his first CIS touchdown (Derek Mortensen for Electric Umbrella)

Tom: Game ball to Coaches Bart Arnold and Travis Serke, along with the entire offensive line who dominated the Manitoba defensive line last night. All of those gaudy offensive numbers wouldn’t have occurred without the tremendous performance from the big guys up front.
Ryan: You guys all made good choices and I can’t argue with any one of them. I am going to give my game ball to Chase Bradshaw, however. Chase had a disappointing game against the Dinos a few weeks ago and bounced back with a record-breaking performance this week. His hustle after throwing an interception late in the first half stopped the Bisons from getting a TD which was ultimately the difference in the game.

Joel Seutter led the defensive line in the Huskies win over the Bisons (Dererk Mortensen for Electric Umbrella)

Second Down: Who deserves your game ball on defense?
Ryan: The entire D-line played great and were a big part of holding the Bisons to only 13 first downs. On the line, I thought Joel Seutter had a good game, so my game ball goes to him.
Tom: I thought that the DLine played very strong last night. They harassed the Manitoba QB’s more than they did in the first meeting between these two teams. The performance was made even more impressive by the fact that they were without two starters, with Levi Steinhauer and Zach Hart missing all or some of the game.Dallas: Joel Seutter was in the Manitoba backfield all night. He had a game similar to his game against the Alberta Golden Bears in week one, with eight tackles and a sack.
Dog Whisperer: The D-Line again was the group that made a difference. They pushed the pocket and made life less comfortable for the Bison’s QB’s . They need to continue and improve their push for us to make a real difference down the stretch but in this game they did enough to make life hard in the passing game.

Travoy Martinez created instant field position with five kick-off returns (Derek Mortensen for Electric Umbrella)

Third Down: Who deserves your game ball on special teams?
Tom: It seems as if we are guaranteed good field position any time Travoy Martinez returns a kickoff – easy choice for me here.
Ryan: The return of Travoy Martinez to the line-up helped the Huskies big time. Martinez had five kick off returns for 105 yards, with a long of 36. That field position helped shorten the field for the Dogs and his last return set the Huskies up in great field position to score a touchdown.
Dallas: I agree with Tom and Ryan. Travoy Martinez was close to breaking a return for a touchdown and his elusiveness and speed earned him extra yardage.
Dog Whisperer: Not sure I want to award a game ball because we need to improve on so many levels when it comes to specials but mine goes to Travoy Martinez for being a threat on kickoff returns. Threats are one thing but we need to make it happen!