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Game Balls: Huskies over Rams

Tyler Chow and Drew Digout raise their helmets in celebration of the Huskies’ win over the Rams (photo Electric Umbrella)

The Dogs put one up in the win column with a solid performance against the Rams on Friday night. It’s time to hand out some game balls:

Mitch Hillis went over the century mark in receiving yards, again, for the Huskies (photo Electric Umbrella)

Offence:
Dallas: Nine catches for 135 yards and two touchdowns earned Mitch Hillis the offensive player of the game from me. He is a dangerous player who is a special athlete, as I said on the last Outsider Radio. With him and Tyler Chow available, this offence has the ability to light up the opposition.

Tom: Tyler Chow averaged an impressive 8.3 yards/carry and added 56 yards receiving, so I’ll award the 2nd year RB my offensive game ball.

Linebacker Dane Bishop’s name was all over the stats sheet following a standout performance on Friday (photo Electric Umbrella)

Defence:
Tom: There’s a few players I could go with here, but I’ll single out Chris Friesen, as much for his performance all season along with his game against the Rams in which he picked up his 4th interception of the conference season.

Dallas: Dane Bishop came to play, especially in the second half. He had nine tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He and the rest of the defence will need to keep up this type of play in the next four weeks of the season, with two games against each of UBC and Calgary, of which they will need to take at least two of to stay in the playoff hunt.

Yol Piok had the play of the game with a 76 yard punt return (photo David Stobbe/ Electric Umbrella)

Special Teams:
Dallas: I think we’ll both be on the same page with this one: Yol Piok had an excellent 76 yard kickoff return early in the second quarter that ended in a touchdown, and added 23 yards on punt returns (not to mention his touchdown on offence). He’s going to be an excellent player for us for the next five years.

Tom: I’m in full agreement with you – Yol’s big return provided the spark that kicked the Huskie offence into gear!

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