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Last year, the Huskies went into Calgary without several injured starters and were handed a lopsided 45-4 loss by a veteran Dinos squad. This year, the much more healthy and veteran-laden Huskie squad headed into Calgary to face the young and rebuilding Dinos, who had quarterback Andrew Buckley making his second Canada West start. This game was shaping up to be the Huskies’ first win in Calgary since 2010. The Dinos had other plans. After a close first half, the Dinos came out of the locker room and put up 15 unanswered third quarter points, cruising to a 36-24 win. This was the fourth win in a row for the | Full Article

Here is the situation: Your team is down one point with 1:14 left. The offence just drove 97 yards down the field, but now they find themselves third-and-goal at the one. Do you go for it, trusting your offence but taking the risk of coming away with no points? Or do you go for the field goal and hope that your defence can keep their offence from reaching scoring position? The Huskies, down to Manitoba 34-33 late in Saturday’s game, gambled and lost, but they forced Manitoba to take possession on their own one yard line with 1:08 left. That gamble not only showed the coaches have confidence in their | Full Article

Let’s chalk that one up to opening night jitters. The Huskies came into tonight’s opening game with their provincial rivals, the Regina Rams, as favourites, if not heavy favourites. With several veterans returning on both sides of the ball and an enviable number of game-ready recruits ready to fill holes, a big performance was expected of this team. They came out firing, putting together several good drives and going up 15-0. Even when the Rams came back with a good drive that resulted in a touchdown, the Huskies kept the pedal down, capitalizing on a good pass rush that forced an interception by linebacker Dylan Kemp deep in the Rams | Full Article

Wanting to start the year off on a positive foot, the Saskatchewan Huskies put up a big win at Griffiths Stadium Friday night, beating the UBC Thunderbirds 28-5 in non-conference action. The Huskies lost their non-conference game in 2012 and felt it started the season off on the wrong foot. Well, the right foot was used, several times, to put up three touchdowns and kick field goals of 20 and 43 yards. The first team offence, at least those who dressed, ran an efficient and strong attack in the first quarter. Their first drive capped off at eight plays, with Denton Kolodzinski putting through a 43-yard field goal. The Huskies | Full Article

Coming into this game, the Huskies needed a victory to secure third place and a first round trip to Regina. They got the win, but what they made was a statement. This team is for real and is ready to make a run in the playoffs. The offence, which has struggled this season, especially without starting quarterback Drew Burko in the lineup, put up 35 first downs and 534 yards on the night. They put points on the board on eight of 18 offensive drives, including seven touchdowns. All of this without Canada West leading receiver Kit Hillis in the Huskie lineup. Defensively, this team is as solid as it | Full Article

The Huskies came into today’s game needing a win to clinch a playoff spot for the twelfth year straight. They acheived that, although they had to do it the hard way, getting past a team that, at times, seemed determined to deliver a Huskie loss. Beating the Golden Bears was no picnic, either. Thanks to a dominant defensive effort, the score was never really in doubt. Save for a 73-yard drive near the end of the second quarter that ended with a ten yard touchdown pass from Curtis Dell to Dillon Prince, the Huskie defence gave little on the day. They held the Golden Bears, who last won a game | Full Article

Winning in Saskatoon is a big deal. And for some it’s a much bigger deal than others. The way the Rams and their fans reacted following their nine point victory tonight, jumping up and down and carrying on as though they had just won the Vanier Cup, should not be entirely unexpected. Winning on the Huskies’ home turf is a rare experience for them, with this game being only the second in 14 years they have won in Saskatoon. It was far from a convincing victory, but it was a victory nonetheless, putting the Rams in the drivers seat for a home playoff game should these teams end up tied | Full Article

Tickets are selling quickly for the Homecoming game Friday night when the Huskies host their provincial rivals, the Regina Rams at 7:00pm at Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park. This game is expected to be standing room only, once again, with over 7,000 fans. Don’t be disappointed and have to buy standing room tickets at the gate. You can purchase tickets online here, stop by the ticket centre at the PAC or call 966-1111. For complete ticket information, visit the Huskie Athletics website. You will want to be there to see the Huskies host the Rams and the Annual Running of the Togas. **Program alert: The Outsider TV pre-game show will | Full Article

You have to hand it Shawn Olson. From his time as offensive coordinator with Simon Fraser to his current position as head coach of the UBC Thunderbirds, he has always done his homework and always has his teams ready to play the Huskies. Yesterday was no exception, as the Thunderbirds gave the Huskies all they could handle. Going against a defence that limited Manitoba’s vaunted rushing attack to 66 yards a week earlier, the Thunderbirds had Saskatchewan’s defence figured out, both on the ground and through the air, rattling off 276 yards rushing and 290 yards receiving. Of the 14 UBC drives on the day, eight lasted five plays or | Full Article

This game promised to be a close, defensive struggle between two veteran defences and two young offences. And in the second half, it delivered. In the first half, however, the Huskie offence delivered. While not looking like world beaters just yet, they looked ready for the challenge ahead of them, executing plays and putting points on the board. Of course, getting excellent field position from the returners didn’t hurt, nor did the dominance displayed by the defence almost the entire night.