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Several of the Huskie players met with the media following Friday night’s loss to Calgary. Here are some of their comments. RB Jarvis James (22 carries for 153 yards): “The OLine really helped us running backs tonight; I couldn’t have asked for anything better from them and the play-calling was perfect.” On Calgary RB Mercer Timmis: “He’s a very good player and he runs the ball really well behind his good offensive line.” James discussed the lack of offensive output in the second half: “We just couldn’t capitalize when we needed to. We had to execute better and make the plays when we needed to.” Rec. Brydon Ozmun (7 receptions | Full Article

Following Friday’s tough loss to Calgary, Huskie coach Brian Towriss met with the media to discuss the game. His comments touched on the performance of his team, the Calgary performance, and some questionable officiating late in the game. “First of all, we didn’t score enough points in the second half,” BT commented about the final 30 minutes where, in fact, the Dogs were shut out. “With these guys you’ve got to keep scoring and they were able to get us off the field. We had a couple of chances to convert and didn’t.” Towriss then turned his attention to the play most people were talking about following the game: a | Full Article

The Huskies and Calgary Dinos sit atop the Canada West conference with identical 2 – 0 records. Calgary has notched their two wins in impressive fashion, while the Huskies struggled to a one point win in Alberta following their own terrific performance against Manitoba. Added to the excitement is the fact that it is also the annual Support Our Troops game where the Dogs will wear their camouflage jerseys and helmets, and many members of the armed forces will be out to cheer them on. Huskie Outsider takes a look at the matchup between the two best teams in the conference with another edition of “Three Downs.” 1st down: The | Full Article

The Dogs got off to a very encouraging start with their win over Manitoba. Now they hit the road to play the Alberta Golden Bears. The Bears got off to a rough start to the season in Calgary, but everyone believes they’re a much better team than they showed last week. Huskie Outsider now weighs in with another edition of Three Downs: 1st down: What is one thing you took away from the win over Manitoba? Dallas: I confirmed what I suspected, that the Huskies are a much better team, overall, than they were last season. They battled back from adversity and showed their tenacity and depth at the skill | Full Article

The Huskie offence was on the receiving end of four Drew Burko touchdown passes on Friday. One of those receptions was by Brydon Ozmun. With the catch, the third year Huskie from Nipawin recorded his first career CIS touchdown. “It’s been a long time coming, that’s for sure,” he said about reaching paydirt. “I’ve worked hard the whole time I’ve been here, but this year especially I put all I had into it and it’s nice to get a reward.”Ozmun discussed the total team effort that it took to win the season opener against Manitoba. “We played as a team…we got a solid win out of it.” He talked about | Full Article

With 2 interceptions and 5.5 tackles against Manitoba, Huskie All-Canadian safety Mark Ingram has been recognized as the Canada West defensive player of the week. “Sometimes you’re in the right place at the right time,” he said of his two picks. Fans are still talking about the defensive turnaround that occurred during Friday night’s game, and Ingram was asked about what happened between when the Bisons moved the ball at will early to when they were shut right down in the second half. “We made some big halftime adjustments. Our offence was holding us in there and really gave us a chance. We knew that we had to do something | Full Article

“It was a really fast paced game,” Ryan Breadner, the Huskies’ starting left tackle, told Huskie Outsider following Friday’s win over the Manitoba Bisons. “We just hung in there and stuck it to them – we put it into fourth gear and ran them right over.” The Huskie OLine had reason to be excited about their performance as they opened up some big holes for their running backs – the four RB’s who received carries collectively averaged 7.11 yards/rush against a veteran Manitoba defensive line. Despite the unfortunate loss of right guard Matt Leung to injury in the first half, the unit kept up its steady play. This is especially | Full Article

Defensively, it really was a tale of two halves for the Huskies on Friday night. The unit surrendered 24 points in the first 30 minutes before shutting out Manitoba in the second half. In particular, the front four made life miserable for the Bisons, especially for their standout quarterback, Jordan Yantz. We caught up with several of the defensive linemen after the game. Leading the way on the interior of the DLine was Timi Agbaje; he was a one-man wrecking crew. “We can’t block him in practice, and Manitoba couldn’t block him tonight,” Coach Towriss said of Agbaje’s performance. “The coaches got us into the right place,” Agbaje remarked about | Full Article

“They kind of had their way with us in the first half,” Coach Brian Towriss said of the Manitoba Bison offence on Friday night. Particularly in the first quarter, the Huskies had no answer for QB Jordan Yantz and RB Kienan LaFrance, among others. But the tide started to turn in the latter part of the first half before the the Dogs’ defence came out of the locker room and absolutely dominated the second half. “The guys made a couple of great adjustments at half time and our defence just played shut down football in the second half; we forced 3 turnovers, they had a whole bunch of two-and-outs, and | Full Article

The day Huskie fans have been waiting for is finally upon us – your team will open their season tonight vs. the University of Manitoba. The Dogs and Bisons proved to be very evenly matched opponents through 3 games last season, and much the same is expected in 2014. Huskie Outsider is back with another edition of Three Downs where we discuss the start of the season. 1st down: What is a storyline to follow in CanWest this season? Dallas: I’m interested in how close the rest of the league is to Calgary and if anyone can knock the Dinos off in the playoffs. As I wrote earlier, Calgary’s edge | Full Article