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2012 Manitoba Bisons Football

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:58 pm

Exhibition Games Are Now!

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MANITOBA BISONS at REGINA RAMS
Saturday, August 25th at 8:00 p.m. (CDT)
No TV or Radio

This weekend is the one and only weekend of CIS exhibition football. Well, actually the AUS plays next weekend but they barely qualify any more. Next weekend they start to play for real, as the Bisons travel to British California. Their home opener is September 8th against the Banjo-Mutts.

So this weekend the Herd will thunder into Banjoland. It will be a weekend without store-bought toilet paper, indoor plumbing, colour tv, and women who brush their teeth. Nothing there but a crowd of moonshine-swilling, watermelon-headed hillbillies.

If you check through the links to pre-season stories below, you will see that the big question for the Bisons is at QB. There is a 4-way fight between returnees Cam Clark and Marc Paquette and newcomers Ryan Marsch (from the Winnipeg Rifles) and Theo Deezar (from St. Paul's High School). Supposedly, this remains a toss-up. Last year they had 3 rookie running backs (Anthony Coombs, Nic Demski, and Kienan Lafrance) and they did OK. In fact, Coombs was the outstanding player in a win by the World (almost all Canadians) over the USA in the International Bowl.

I also have links to a couple of dated stories, one about Obie Khan (who was going to coach the Bisons before signing with the Stamps) and about the stadium debacle.

Links:
|> [Bisons] :: [Rams] :: [U of R Live Stats]
|> [CIS Season Preview] :: [CIS Team Previews] :: [CIS Bison Preview]
|> [Canada West Preview] :: [Canada West Schedule - with live links]

GoBisons.ca Stories:
|> [Season Preview] :: [Game Preview]
|> [Tuesday Report] :: [Wednesday Report]

Media Stories:
ChrisD.ca:
|> [Bisons’ Top QB Position Up in the Air]
|> [Clock Ticking for Bisons to Pick Starting QB, Receiver]

Winnipeg Sun:
|> [Bisons Breakdown: August 23rd]

Free Press:
|> [Quarterbacks to battle for the start]
|> [Homegrown talent returning to join Herd]
|> [Khan joins Bisons coaching team]
|> [Wind not only reason for stadium delay]

The Manitoban:
|> [Bison football 2012 preview — OFFENCE]

Regina Leader-Post:
|> [Rams have high hopes]

CISBlog.ca:
|> [CIS Countdown 2012: Canada West preview]

Other Games:
Aug 24 Windsor at Montreal
Aug 24 Guelph at Saskatchewan
Aug 24 Toronto at Concordia
Aug 25 York at Bishop's
Aug 25 Menlo at UBC
Aug 26 McMaster at Laval
Aug 26 McGill at Queen's
Sept 1 St. Mary's at Mount Allison
August 8, 1961
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Re: 2012 Manitoba Bisons Football

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:32 am

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MANITOBA BISONS 29
REGINA RAMS 13


|> [U of R Story - at U of M Site - at CW Site]
|> [Regina Leader-Post Story]
|> [Stats]


On a weekend where news of the lunar landing hit Saskatchewan, both of their local sides suffered crushing defeats. This game was changed from Saturday night to Friday night. That means the Bisons get home earlier, and they have to like that.

The Bisons opened scoring with a rouge and then never trailed all night. But for a 13 point 2nd quarter outburst from the Lambs, they could have had a shut-out!

Their local paper had low expectations for the Lambs:
University of Regina Rams quarterback Marc Mueller got what he wanted out of Friday's exhibition football game at Mosaic Stadium.

He threw passes in a game again - and he got smacked around again.
You can read the whole story next time in Regina since it will no doubt be in the outhouse for one of their fancier restaurants.

For the Bisons Teague Sherman led the D and Anthony Coombs led the O. Expect that to be repeated often. Prediction: Both will be CFL stars. In fact, Coombs may yet draw NFL attention. There is not a full stats pack that I have been able to find, but here's a quick summary for the game story:
Bison Anthony Coombs had a 125-yard touchdown return off a deflected field goal for the Bisons in the first half, and the visitors notched a pair of touchdowns in a span of just 73 seconds early in the fourth quarter to finish off the scoring.

Teague Sherman was the story for the Manitoba defence, coming up with three first-half interceptions including one in the end zone. Riley Coates led the Bisons on the ground with 44 rushing yards on six carries, while starting quarterback Cam Clark was 5-for-10 and ended up with 48 passing yards. Marc Paquette was also 5-for-10 for Manitoba and threw two touchdown passes, while Theo Deezar came on at the end and completed four of his five pass attempts.

Nick Evans was Manitoba’s leading receiver with three catches for 46 yards and a touchdown.The Rams’ 13 points all came in the second quarter, as Marc Mueller connected with Catlin Schneider for a 28-yard touchdown early in the period and found Landon Buch from 10 yards out for a major in the last play before halftime.
The Bisons travel to British California next weekend to face the Cheater-Birds whilst Regina will hitch up their wagons en route to Bedrock to face the Dinos. The Bison home opener goes September 8th against the Banjo-Mutts.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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GUELPH GRYPHONS 26
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 21

|> [U of S Story - at CIS with reports from Concordia]
|> [Stats]


Guelph was supposedly on the rise for many years but never ever beat anybody but one of the OUA jabronis. Then last year they seemed pretty pathetic. However, there is a lot of noise that they may be a team to watch at long last. Last year Windsor visited Saskatown and then followed with a nice improvement of their own. Could Guelph make it two in a row?

The question now is: Is Guelph that good? Or should we ask if Sask that bad? IMO Sask has slipped each year.

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WINDSOR LANCERS 10
MONTREAL CARABINS 29

|> [Montreal Journal Story - translated]
|> [U of M Story - translated]


The Bums took time off from protesting having to pay tuition to take a tidy win over a decent squad. The Bums do not normally partake in the pre-season festivities. Must be part of Maccioca's plan.

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TORONTO BLUES 24
CONCORDIA STINGERS 31

|> [Concordia Story]

After setting records for futility, the Toronto Blahs have gained a few ounces of respectability in recent years. Two win seasons are no longer a mere fantasy! Concordia have been slipping. There was a time when they were the Q's #2 behind Laval. Both sides are considered to be "on the bubble" playoff teams.

UPCOMING GAMES

Aug 25 York at Bishop's
Aug 25 Menlo at UBC
Aug 26 McMaster at Laval
Aug 26 McGill at Queen's
August 8, 1961
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Preview: Sept 1: Bisons @ Birds

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:42 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS at UBC THUNDERBIRDS
Saturday, September 1st at 4:00 p.m. (CDT)
Video: [CanadaWest.TV]
Audio: [101.5 UMFM.com]


The season starts for real Friday night on Shaw TV with Alberta at Saskatchewan. Then comes the Saturday double-header on CanadaWest.tv, starting with Bisons at Birds.

The links have loads of pre-game material to sift through. The big news from a Bison standpoint is that Anthony Coombs is a no-go and that Cam Clark will be the starting QB.

The pre-season coaches' poll has UBC rated 3rd and Manitoba 4th, in a tight bunch with Regina and Sask. Calgary is the overwhelming choice for 1st and Alberta is the overwhelming choice for last. The four in the middle could finish anywhere, which makes their head-to-head games so important.

Links:
|> [Bisons] :: [Thunderbirds]
|> [CW Coaches' Poll at CIS Site] :: [at CW Site]
|> [Canada West Preview] :: [Canada West Schedule - with live links]
|> [CIS Top Ten Poll : at CW Site : at UBC Site]


GoBisons.ca Stories:
|> [Full Bison Football live broadcast on UMFM 101.5 for the 13th consecutive season]
|> [Bison Football prepares for 2012 season opener on the road at #7 UBC held on September 1]
|> [Bison Football team announce team captains for 2012 season]
|> [2012 Bison Football Training Camp Breakdown - Wednesday, August 29]


UBC Story:
|> [Thunderbirds Kickoff The Regular Season Saturday Versus Manitoba]

Media Stories:
Vancouver Province:
|> [Bisons’ top rusher Coombs shelved, but ‘Birds still bracing run defence for a thundering herd]
|> [UBC opens season at No. 7 in CIS national football ranks, Vanier Cup champion McMaster No. 1]


Winnipeg Sun:
|> [Bisons Breakdown: August 28]
|> [Bisons Breakdown: August 29]


Other Games:
Aug 31
Alberta at Saskatchewan

Sept 1
Regina at Calgary
Saint Mary's at Mount Allison
St. Francis-Xavier at Acadia
Bishop's at Concordia
Montreal at Sherbrooke

Sept 2
McGill at Laval

Sept 3
Ottawa at Windsor
Laurier at Toronto
Western Ontario at Waterloo
Guelph at McMaster
York at Queen's
August 8, 1961
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Sept. 1: Bisons 31, Thunderbirds 24

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:48 pm

September 1, 2012

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MANITOBA BISONS 31
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 24


|> [C.W. Stories on all games] : [C.W. Game Stats]
|> [CIS Round-up on all games] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of M Game Story - with stats] : [U of M Game Preview]
|> [UBC Story - with video]
|> [Winnipeg Free Press Game Story]
|> [Vancouver Province Game Story] : [Vancouver Sun Preview Story]


Last year the Tweety-Birds never lost a home game en route to a berth in the Hardy Cup. That is, until they were dubbed the Cheater-Birds by the CIS and had all their wins taken away for using an ineligible player.

This year, they could not even duplicate that effort for one measly week. Despite not having Anthony Coombs in the line-up, the Bisons beat the Birds with a ground attack led by Kienan Lafrance (who rushed for 165 yards) and Nic Demski (who rushed for 52 more). Cam Clarke went the distance at QB, passing for 194 yards.

Of note, the Bisons had a 31-17 lead when a late TD by the Birds improved the scoreline.

The Bisons will host the Saskatchewan Huskies next Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in their home opener.

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OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD:

|> [CIS Schedule & Results - with links]
|> [C.W. Schedule & Results - with links]


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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 0
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 32


|> [C.W. Game Stats]
|> [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of S Game Story]


Last year the same two teams kicked off the season as well, and the Banjo-Mutts won 38-7. And to think, in 2010 the Evil Monkeys upset them in a semi-final game. It will be hard to picture the Primates abandoning the cellar this season.

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REGINA RAMS 21
CALGARY DINOS 37


|> [C.W. Game Stats - currently only at CanadaWest.tv]
|> [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of C Game Story]


The Sacrificial Lambs rolled into Bedrock, and now their record is a page right out of history. After losing at home to the Bisons in pre-season, they now have a matching decisive road loss to make a complete set. I was at the Goldeyes Game and so did not see this one on Shaw.

OUT EAST:

AUS - exhibition
Saint Mary's 10 Mount Allison 16
St Francis-Xavier 24 Acadia 21

QSSF
Bishop's 36 Concordia 42 : [CIS Boxscore]
Montreal 38 Sherbrooke 14 : [CIS Boxscore]
McGill at Laval - Sept 2

OUA - all games on Sept 3
Ottawa at Windsor
Laurier at Toronto
Western Ontario at Waterloo
Guelph at McMaster
York at Queen's

NEXT UP:

September 7th
Alberta at Calgary
UBC at Regina Image

September 8th
Saskatchewan at Manitoba
August 8, 1961
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Preview: Sept. 8: Huskies @ Bisons

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:16 am

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (1-0, 1-1) at
MANITOBA BISONS (1-0, 2-0)

Saturday, September 8th at 1:00 p.m. (CDT)
Video: [CanadaWest.TV]
Audio: [CJOB 680]


The Bisons' home opener already strikes one as a "key" game. Both sides won their opener, although Sask only beat the lowly Evil Monkeys. The game kicks off at 1:00 p.m., so get there early so as to avoid the glut of tractors, combines, and horsewagons used to transport the Banjo-Mutts to the stadium.

I have not heard if Anthony Coombs is ready to return to action. But after Nic Demski's award-winning week against UBC, it appears that the RB position is the least of the Bisons' worries.

The Herd has an odd schedule. This week's game is the first of three consecutive home games. One advantage is we get to watch home games in nice weather. And we can sit and watch the big new stadium being built!

Links:
|> [Bisons] :: [Huskies]
|> [AUS and RSEQ announce renewal of interlock play through 2015 football season]
|> [FRC - CIS football players of the week (#1): Kennedy, Martinez, Demski honoured - at C.W. site - at TSN.ca]
|> [Week 2 CIS Football Previews]
|> [CIS Schedule/Results Page] :: [Canada West Schedule - with live links]
|> [CW Weekly Notes - pdf] : [CW Weekily Preview]
|> [CIS Top Ten Poll : at CW Site]


GoBisons.ca Stories:
|> [Demski is Smitty’s Bison Sports Male Athlete of the Week]
|> [Bison Football prepares for 2012 home opener against #7 Saskatchewan on September 8 starting at 1 p.m. at University Stadium]
|> [Bison Nic Demski selected Canada West Special Teams Football Athlete of the Week for week one of 2012 season]
|> [Bison Nic Demski selected CIS Special Teams Football Athlete of the Week for week one of 2012 season]


Media Stories:
|> [Winnipeg Sun: Bisons' Demski turning heads]
|> [Huskie Outsider: Game Preview]
|> [CJOB: Bisons face a very different U of Saskatchewan team this Saturday (audio clip)]
|> [Boxscore News: U of S Preview]
|> [Global Edmonton: Weekly roundup of the CIS]


Other Games:
Sept. 7
St. Francis-Xavier at Mount Allison
Sherbrooke at McGill
Concordia at Montreal
Alberta at Calgary
UBC at Regina (8:00 CDT - Shaw TV)

Sept. 8
Saint Mary's at Acadia
McMaster at Waterloo
Toronto at W. Ontario
Laval at Bishop's
Ottawa at York
Saskatchewan at Manitoba (1:00 CDT - Shaw TV & CJOB)
Guelph at Windsor
Queen's at Laurier
August 8, 1961
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Sept. 8: Bisons 31, Huskies 28

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:55 pm

September 8, 2012

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 28
MANITOBA BISONS 31


|> [C.W. Stories on all games] : [CW Weekly Notes (pdf)]
|> [CIS Friday Round-up] : [CIS Saturday Round-up]
|> [C.W. Game Stats] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of M Game Story - with stats] : [U of M Game Preview]
|> [Huskie Outsider Game Story]


There was a very strong wind at the U of M on Saturday afternoon which materially affected the way the teams approached the game. With the wind, Team Mangy Mutt won 27-6. But with the wind, the Bisons won 25-1. The difference in the game was a 4th quarter TD drive into the wind. On that drive the Bisons gambled on 3rd and 11 at the Sask 31, and converted.

The Bisons had Anthony Coombs back, but were without Teague Sherman on D. Lauren Kroeker made several stand-out plays on D, including knocking down a couple of passes inside the line of scrimmage.

Next Saturday the Herd will host the Dinos in a battle of the only 2-0 teams in the conference.

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OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD:

|> [CIS Schedule & Results - with links]
|> [C.W. Schedule & Results - with links]


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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6
CALGARY DINOS 65


|> [C.W. Game Stats]
|> [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of C Game Story]


Well, at least the Evil Monkeys scored 6 more points this week than they scored last. That is one ugly scoreline. Only a Bomber fan can relate to getting such a thorough ***-kicking in a rivalry game. So it looks like the football Battle of Saudi Alberta will not be too interesting this year.

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS 20
REGINA RAMS 49


|> [C.W. Game Stats]
|> [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of R Game Story]


This was a big win for the Hams. The scoreline is a bit deceptive because they pulled away in the second half after trailing at half time.

OUT EAST:

AUS
St Francis-Xavier 51 Mount Allison 5 : [CIS Boxscore]
Saint Mary's 16 Acadia 21 : [CIS Boxscore]

QSSF
Sherbrooke 46 McGill 14 : [CIS Boxscore]
Concordia 10 Montreal 48 : [CIS Boxscore]
Laval 28 Bishop's 22 : No CIS Boxscore yet

OUA
McMaster 68 Waterloo 21 : [CIS Boxscore]
Toronto 7 Western Ontario 62 : [CIS Boxscore]
Ottawa 36 York 47 : [CIS Boxscore]
Guelph at Windsor - late game
Queen's at Laurier - late game

NEXT UP:

September 14th
Regina at Alberta

September 15th
Calgary at Manitoba Image
Saskatchewan at UBC Image
August 8, 1961
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Sept. 15: DINOS @ BISONS

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:00 pm

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CALGARY DINOS (2-0) at
MANITOBA BISONS (2-0)

Saturday, September 15th at 1:00 p.m. (CDT)
Video: [CanadaWest.TV]
Audio: [CJOB 680]


Last year's Baby Bisons almost pulled a bug upset when they blew a big lead in losing 35-31 in the home opener against the Dinos. This year, the Bisons aren't really babies, though are mostly still a young team. But, they have pulled off two relatively minor upsets over UBC and Sask, following a pre-season win over Regina). This establishes them as the premiere challenger to the Bedrock Boys.

One question for the Bisons to answer is whether or not they are a contender. Thus far, they are perhaps the best of the average teams. At the start of the season the goal would have been a top 4 placing and a playoff berth in the CW. A win on Saturday and they'll be looking at 1st place.

Also, this weekend is U of M homecoming. So the crowd should be large and boisterous.

Links:
|> [Bisons] :: [Dinos]
|> [Week 3 CIS Football Previews]
|> [CIS Schedule/Results Page] :: [Canada West Schedule - with live links]
|> [CW Weekly Notes - pdf] : [CW Weekly Preview]
|> [CIS Top Ten Poll : at CW Site]


GoBisons.ca Stories:
|> [#7 Bison Football ready for 2012 Homecoming Game against #2 Calgary on September 15 starting at 1 p.m. at University Stadium]

Media Stories:
|> [Winnipeg Sun: Veteran Bisons guard ready for Dinos blitz]
|> [U of C: Game Preview]
|> [U of C: Game Notes (pdf)]


Weekend schedule:

Sept. 14
Mount Allison at McGill
Regina at Alberta

Sept. 15
Sherbrooke at Saint Mary's
Concordia at St. Francis-Xavier
Acadia at Laval
Bishop's at Montreal
York at Laurier
Waterloo at Guelph
Western Ontario at Queen's
McMaster at Ottawa
Windsor at Toronto
Calgary at Manitoba (1:00 CDT - Shaw TV & CJOB)
Saskatchewan at UBC (4:00 CDT - Shaw TV)
August 8, 1961
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
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SEPT. 15: DINOS 33 BISONS 12

Post by Hollywood2 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:18 pm

September 15, 2012

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CALGARY DINOS 33
MANITOBA BISONS 12


|> [C.W. Stories on all games] : [CW Weekly Notes (pdf)]
|> [CIS Friday Round-up] : [CIS Saturday Round-up]
|> [C.W. Game Stats] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of M Game Story - with stats] : [U of M Game Preview]
|> [Calgary Sun Game Story]


With the start of the exhibition CW hockey schedule, the Goldeyes winnining a championship, and a sick boy, I was unable to post the long-awaited game report on Saturday. So here it is now!

The Bisons gave Calgary one heck of a battle. The final scoreline is a bit deceptive in that it was still anybody's game until Calgary scored 17 unanswered 4th quarter points. The big difference was that Calgary controlled the line of scrimmage, which usually results in victory. The Bisons kept it close by cashing in on big passing plays, which appears to be Calgary's achilles heel. Also, Calgary had several inopportune penalties. IMO, Calgary also relies too much on a ball-control offence. They always had to convert 2nd downs so eventually any team will fail to covert. This meant that several good drives ended in field goal attempts rather than touchdowns.

So the Bedrock Boys go to 3-0 and have 1st place to themselves. The Bisons are tied for 2nd at 2-1.

I did not expect the Bisons to be a championship team this year, so the loss is not too disappointing. Thus far the Herd has shown they are "the best of the rest", even if they are still a year away from contender status.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD:

|> [CIS Schedule & Results - with links]
|> [C.W. Schedule & Results - with links]


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REGINA RAMS 31
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 17


|> [C.W. Game Stats]
|> [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of A Game Story]


Alberta's home opener was a lot closer than their other games. The game was tied 10-10 after three quarters and the rest of the CW was licking their lips, waiting for a huge upset. In the end, the Evil Monkeys just did not have it. Could they go 0-8? The Hams rise to 2-1.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 39
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 34


|> [C.W. Game Stats]
|> [CIS Boxscore]
|> [UBC Game Story]


The Tweety-Birds wre supposedly suffering from the injury bug. But they did manage to make it a tough battle which could have gone either way. But with home losses to Manitoba and Sask, and a loss in Regina, it is hard to see UBC (now 0-3) making the playoffs. The Banjo-Mutts join the Hams and Bisons in the 2-1 log-jam.

OUT EAST:

AUS - QSSF
Mount Allison 9 McGill 36 : [CIS Boxscore]
Sherbrooke 23 Saint Mary's 22 : [CIS Boxscore]
Concordia 41 St Francis-Xavier 20 : [CIS Boxscore]
Bishop's 15 Montreal 45 : [CIS Boxscore]
Acadia 7 Laval 31 : [CIS Boxscore]

OUA
York 20 Laurier 24 : [CIS Boxscore]
Waterloo 17 Guelph 47 : [CIS Boxscore]
Western Ontario 11 Queen's 18 : [CIS Boxscore]
McMaster 45 Ottawa 16 : [CIS Boxscore]
Windsor 55 Toronto 4 : [CIS Boxscore]

NEXT UP:

Sept. 21
Regina at Saskatchewan Image

Sept. 22
Calgary at UBC
Alberta at Manitoba Image

NEWS:

The CIS has released their latest Top Ten, which is also at the CW Site Of course, the latest OHT27 will be out shortly.
August 8, 1961
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Sept. 22: Bisons 51, Monkeys 38

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:28 pm

September 22, 2012

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 38
MANITOBA BISONS 51


|> [C.W. Stories on all games] : [CW Weekly Notes (pdf)]
|> [CIS Friday Round-up] : [CIS Saturday Round-up]
|> [C.W. Game Stats] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of M Game Story - with stats] : [U of M Game Preview]


The Bisons got a scare from the Evil Monkeys before pulling away in the 2nd half. Since this game was at 1:00 and I was going to see Bisons' hockey at 2:30, I waited to see this one later on PVR. I knew the score in advance and I was ready to watch a cringe-worthy performance. In fact, what I saw (in the 1st half) was an Alberta team which simply excecuted plays on offence against the Bisons which not even the Dinos were capable of pulling off. Can the Evil Monkeys actually put it togther for 60 and beat somebody? I still have my doubts. But they should produce some fireworks.

No home games for the Bisons until October 22nd. Let's enjoy the 3-1 record!

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OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD:

|> [CIS Schedule & Results - with links]
|> [C.W. Schedule & Results - with links]


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REGINA RAMS 35
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 26


|> [C.W. Game Stats]
|> [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of S Game Story]


I also saw the PVR version of this game after getting home from Friday night Bison hockey. The scoreline flattered the Banjo-Mutts. The Hams basically reduced them to the lower suite of the outhouse. Home losses are critical, especially against a fellow mid-power. Regina is now even with the Bisons at 3-1 whilst Sask is just behind at 2-2.

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CALGARY DINOS 62
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 7


|> [C.W. Game Stats]
|> [CIS Boxscore]
|> [UBC Game Story]


The Tweety-Birds needed to pull off an upset if they wanted to get back in the hunt after losing home games to both Manitoba and Saskatchewan so far this year. But this rematch of last year's Hardy Cup final was an embarrassment for them. They are next at Alberta then host Regina. A pair of wins would make them 2-4 and have some chance to close in on a playoff berth. But that may be easier said than done.

My guess is that the last half of the season will see Manitoba, Regina, and Sask jockeying to avoid Calgary in the semi-final round.

OUT EAST:

AUS
Acadia 26 Saint Mary's 10
StFX 17 Mount Allison 36

QSSF
Laval 69 McGill 0
Concordia 30 Bishop's 38
Sherbrooke 6 Montreal 15

OUA
Toronto 29 Guelph 31
Laurier 35 Ottawa 27
Waterloo 23 York 22
Windsor 26 Western Ontario 43
Queen's 20 McMaster 33

NEXT UP:

Sept. 28
Manitoba at Regina

Sept. 29
UBC at Alberta
Saskatchewan at Calgary Image
August 8, 1961
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
The Tiger-Cats are the reigning champions of CFL/NFL football.

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Sept. 28: Rams 30, Bisons 27

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:28 pm

September 28, 2012

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MANITOBA BISONS 27
REGINA RAMS 30


|> [C.W. Stories on all games] : [CW Weekly Notes (pdf)]
|> [CIS Friday Round-up] : [CIS Saturday Round-up]
|> [C.W. Game Stats] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of M Game Story - with stats] : [U of M Game Preview]


This was a Friday night shootout in the tradition of western football. Regina seemed well on their way to a victory when they kicked a field goal to take a 10 point lead with 6 minutes left. But the Bisons rallied and scored two consecutive touchdowns, both on passing plays. Anthony Coombs scored first, and then Brenden Bowman on a 55 yard pass and run. But the Hams had their own rally in reserve. They were 3rd and 14 from the Bison 25 with time ticking off the clock. The Bisons left one man open on the goal line, and that was the game.

So with a weekend off, and with all teams having played each other once, the Hams are 2nd at 4-1 and the Bisons 3rd at 3-2.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD:

|> [CIS Schedule & Results - with links]
|> [C.W. Schedule & Results - with links]


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UBC THUNDERBIRDS 29
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 10


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|> [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of A Game Story]


The Tweety-Birds won the battle for the cellar over the Evil Monkeys to hit the 1-4 mark at the break. UBC was rated in the top 10 nationally pre-season. Hgr.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
CALGARY DINOS 45


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|> [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of C Game Story]


This convincing win gives the Dinos a win over every other team, and all by convincing margins. The Bisons kept it close for the longest. But one would have to count this as a disappointing year for the conference.

OUT EAST:

AUS
Saint Mary's 32 St. Francis-Xavier 9
Mount Allison 6 Acadia 30

QSSF
Montreal 38 Concordia 0
McGill 18 Bishop's 26
Laval 48 Sherbrooke 10

OUA
Guelph 22 Laurier 19
Toronto 40 Waterloo 26
McMaster 33 Western Ontario 27
Ottawa 25 Queen's 32
York 22 Windsor 26

NEXT UP:

Oct. 12
Manitoba at Saskatchewan
Calgary at Alberta

Oct. 13
Regina at UBC
August 8, 1961
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
The Tiger-Cats are the reigning champions of CFL/NFL football.

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Re: 2012 Manitoba Bisons Football

Post by cflsteve » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:43 pm

The trip to Saskatoon has paid off for Guelf this season as they have beaten Queens and Western on their way to a bye to the semis. Hopefully soon the CIS will allow for interlock play allowing teams to at least open up their season with a tuffer non conferance opponent if they need better competition or in the case of a McGill they can renew some old rivalries and perhaps a more even matchup with a team like the Varsity blues..

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Oct. 27: Dinos 78 Bisons 54

Post by Hollywood2 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:48 pm

October 27, 2012

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MANITOBA BISONS 54
CALGARY DINOS 78


Links:
|> [C.W. Stories on all games] : [CW Weekly Notes (pdf)]
|> [CIS Friday Round-up] : [CIS Saturday Round-up]
|> [C.W. Game Stats] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of M Game Story - with stats] : [U of M Game Day Notes]


With the advent of the hockey season I was unable to keep this thread updated with game reports for the last two weeks.

I spent the evening following along with this game on CanadaWest.tv along with live updates of the various hockey games. I had given up on this one but then the Bisons rallied in the 2nd half and before long we had a good ol' wild west shoot-out happening. The 132 points are a CIS record. Many basketball games do not produce that many points.

The two teams meet again in the semi-finals, and knew this going in. Usually that means hiding all the secret weapons contained in the bowels of your playbook so that you can spring them on the other team next week. So what do these teams do now? Bring in a surprise tackler? Calgary finishes at 7-1 and the Bisons are even at 4-4.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD:

|> [CIS Schedule & Results - with links]
|> [C.W. Schedule & Results - with links]


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UBC THUNDERBIRDS 24
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 52


|> [C.W. Game Stats]
|> [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of S Game Story]


Two weeks ago the Bisons blew their game against Sask, showing yet again a severe case of the yips. So after their loss to Regina knocked them out of 2nd, their loss to Sask knocked them out of 3rd. Then last week a loss to UBC could have knocked them out of 4th. But, alas, the Bisons hung ion for a 37-31 win. So, theoretically, this should have been a close encounter. But nooooooooooo. UBC seemed to be looking forward to the off-season. Sask finishes 5-3, UBC 2-6.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 0
REGINA RAMS 19


|> [C.W. Game Stats]
|> [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of R Game Story]


The Evil Monkeys finish the season at 0-8. However they at least never gave up something crazy, like 54 points. The Lambs, after their upset of Calgary, are 6-2 and in 2nd place. In a battle of moonshine-drinking, gap-toothed, banjo-playing hillbillies, the Lambs will face the Mangy Mutts in another conference semi-final. The Primates and Tweety-Birds are gonzo.

OUT EAST:

AUS
St. Francis-Xavier 3 Saint Mary's 49
Acadia 45 Mount Allison 24

QSSF
McGill 17 Sherbrooke 30
Montreal 37 Bishop's 7
Laval 32 Concordia 19

OUA - quarter-finals
Windsor 35 Western Ontario 56
Laurier 0 Queen's 34

NEXT UP:

Nov. 2
Saskatchewan at Regina

Nov. 3
Mount Allison at Saint Mary's
Queen's at Guelph
McGill at Laval
Sherbrooke at Montreal
Western Ontario at McMaster
Manitoba at Calgary

All games are conference semi-finals.
Link: [CIS Playoff Schedule/Results Page - with links]
August 8, 1961
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
The Tiger-Cats are the reigning champions of CFL/NFL football.

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PLAYOFF PREVIEW

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:53 am

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MANITOBA BISONS (4-4, 5-4, #10 in OHT27) at
CALGARY DINOS (7-1, 7-1, #4 in OHT27)


Saturday, November 3rd at 6:00 p.m. (CDT)
Video: Shaw TV9, [CanadaWest.TV]
Audio: [UMFM 101.5] : [QR77 (Calgary)]


After the 78-54 result last week, one has to wonder about this one. The Bisons have been giving up lots of points this year. In the second half of the season they had road leads on Regina and Saskatchewan and were able to take the lead, only to develop a severe case of the yips in each game before blowing it. I was not expecting them to be a national contender, but had they won those two games they would have been 6-1 heading into what would have been a first place showdown with Calgary last weekend. That is amazing.

The Bisons will have Teague Sherman back on D this week, and that should cut a few points off the Calgary total. (It better!)

IMO, the best chance for a Bison win is a huge snow storm which enables the side to first adjust to the conditions to have the edge. The Bisons do have a strong running game, and special teams, both of which can be utilized in such situations.

Read the Game Day Notes link below. It is very thorough.

The winner will face the Regina Lambs next weekend. They whipped their inred cousins from Saskatown Friday night.

Links:
|> [Bisons] : [Dinos]
|> [CIS Playoff Schedule/Results Page] : [Canada West Schedule - with live links]
|> [CW Weekly Notes - pdf] : [CW Playoff Preview]


GoBisons.ca Stories:
|> [Bison Anthony Coombs selected Canada West Special Teams Football Athlete of the Week]
|> [Bison Anthony Coombs named CIS Special Teams Football Player of the Week]
|> [Game Day Notes - Canada West Semi-Final: Manitoba at Calgary (Sat., Nov. 3/12)]


Media Stories:
|> [Winnipeg Sun: Bisons still have hope against Dinos]
|> [U of C: Game Preview]
|> [U of C: Game Notes (pdf)]


Regina 31 Sask 9:
|> [CIS Story] : [CW Story]

Weekend schedule:

Nov. 2
Saskatchewan 9 Regina 31

Nov. 3
Mount Allison at Saint Mary's
Queen's at Guelph
McGill at Laval
Sherbrooke at Montreal
Western Ontario at McMaster
Manitoba at Calgary
August 8, 1961
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
The Tiger-Cats are the reigning champions of CFL/NFL football.

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Re: 2012 Manitoba Bisons Football

Post by cflsteve » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:42 pm

The Bison just signed VI Raider QB Jordan Yantz. with a nice group of Rifles players signed last season Yantz gives them a top QB and a fav for a home spot in the playoffs

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Re: 2012 Manitoba Bisons Football

Post by cflsteve » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:43 pm

The Bison just signed VI Raider QB Jordan Yantz. with a nice group of Rifles players signed last season Yantz gives them a top QB and a fav for a home spot in the playoffs

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