After opening the season with a 43-19 stomping of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies on Aug. 30, the U of M Bisons football team got a taste of its own medicine Friday in a 49-21 loss at Griffiths Stadium.
Manitoba had the lead at halftime and Regina clawed back to take the lead late, but Matt Riley played the hero in a 27-26 win.
This quiet sky turned out to be a sign for the day’s Canada West football action, as the visiting University of British Columbia Thunderbirds were silenced by a 37-19 U of M Bisons win.
There was plenty of drama under the Friday night lights in Edmonton as a U of M Bisons football team comeback against the University of Alberta Golden Bears was squashed 29-26.
They say nothing can be certain in life but death, taxes and the University of Calgary Dinos winning football games. The latter at least felt true Friday as the U of M Bisons football team dropped a 24-10 decision to the Dinos in Calgary.
Macho Bockru led the way for the herd, with three touchdowns on the night to go with 99 yards on six receptions, while kicker Matt Riley went five-for-five on field goals.
From teams trying to regain former glory to others trying to stave off a fall from grace, there are more than a few stories to watch from the Bisons this year.
What was a banner year for some U of M Bisons programs was less than stellar for others.
Wide-out Dylan Schrot finished his Bisons career with a season worthy of a Canada West All-Star team selection. In nine games, the 24-year-old racked up…
“They have very good football players too,” he said. “Sometimes you forget about that.”