MANITOBA BISONS 36
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 32
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After doing my Saturday running around I got home and settled in front of my computer to see the Bisons (hopefully) thrash those Left Coast Hippy Freaks. Imagine my chagrin when I noticed it was 32-15 for the Tweety-Birds. I tot I taw a misprint, but the webcast on canadawest.tv confirmed it. And UBC had just scored with only about 8 minutes left.
Enter the Demski & Coombs vaudeville show. Suddenly, UBC could not stop those two. Jordan Yantz at QB just had to choose which of these stars he wanted to see go, and there he went. Touchdown Demski with 5:46 left. Touchdown Coombs with 2:06 left. Then touchdown Demski with 1:01 left. Sure, a field goal would have tied the game and forced OT (which looked really nice a few minutes earlier), but why waste time? Why not go for the gusto.
Here's how the BC media saw it:
On Saturday, playing its annual homecoming game in front of a smitten, blue-and-gold adorned crowd of just under 4,000 fans Thunderbird Stadium, they became the latter in facing the No. 8-ranked Manitoba Bisons.
What was most incredible was the blinding speed of their descent, surrendering three straight fourth-quarter touchdowns in a span of under five minutes to lose 36-32 after they had led the game 32-15 with under nine minutes remaining.
“As a young team, sometimes you do tend to count your chickens before they hatch,” said UBC head coach Shawn Olson, who will rely on his even keel as the team now prepares to play at Regina this coming Saturday. “Today, we just didn’t make enough plays. If it was something on special teams, or the defence needing to make a stop, or the offence being hit and miss, in all three phases, this was a team loss.”
The Herd is off to the Town of Bedrock next weekend to face the Dinosaurs, who seemed to be facing extinction as conference heavyweight until feasting on the Mutts this weekend.
The next Bison appearnce at the IGF will be September 28th against the Regina Hams in the homecoming game. Why would anybody miss that one?
I do not recall the Bisons ever wearing all-white before.
REGINA RAMS 55
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 35
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The score was no indication of the play in this one. It was only a 6 point game late in the 4th quarter when the Evil Monkeys gambled and lost a 3rd down conversion. The Hams capitalized on the turnover and in the dying seconds rubbed salt in the wounds with another late score. Poor little monkeys.
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 24
CALGARY DINOSAURS 36
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In what has been a wild and crazy season in the CW, Sask's 24 points is a season-low for offensive output. That is rather amazing.
The Dinos have looked rather ordinary so far, albeit still producing victories. They had not played as well as the Mutts in the first two weeks. So one must ask if they have now found the form expected of them by the pre-season pundits. Or, was this an off night for the Mangy Ones.
GUELPH GRYPHONS 38
TORONTO BLUES 12
The Peter Griffins keep rolling along, now at 3-0. But is a 26 point win over the Blahs a big deal? Well, it is better than 14 points over Laurier.
CARLETON RAVENS 14
WINDSOR LANCERS 44
This was actually a fairly good result for Carleton the Doormat. In the season of the whitewash in the OUA, that is just the way it is.
YORK LIONS 27
MCMASTER MARAUDERS 41
This is another of those games where it is difficult to answer: Was this is a good result for McArooni? 14 point win? Nice. But York lost by 51 to Queen's. IMO McMac will be happy any time they get a W. York? They have remaining games against Carleton, Ottawa, and Toronto. They could
OTTAWA GEEGEES 27
WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS 83
Not even an OUA slate of disasters could immunize one from seeing this result. A 56 point blowout does tend to stand out. The Urban Cowboys have accumulated a well-deserved 4-0 record. At some point one has to call into question the calibre of the mid- to lower-ranked OUA teams.
LAURIER GOLDEN HAWKS 41
WATERLOO WARRIORS 10
Laurier needed this win badly. After losses to Toronto and York (!!!), and with remaining games against the Urban Cowboys, Windsor, the Queens, and McMac, one had to consider the possibility of them going 0-8. Now, they look like they are on their way to 1-7, maybe even 2-6!
MCGILL REDMEN 48
MOUNT ALLISON MOUNTIES 17
The Mounted are clearly the weakest team in the AUS. Too bad they did not have a game against Concordia in this interlock. Wenow know that the McGilligutties can beat the Stinkers and the Mounted, and cannot beat Laval. That description could apply to almost every other team in the CIS.
ST. FRANCIS-XAVIER X-MEN 35
CONCORDIA STINGERS 18
This was a good result for the fans of the AUS. It was their only win in the four interlocking games. However, Laval and Montreal could probably beat most teams in the CIS, and the Mounted are the AUS's jabroni team. That meant that the Jeremies had to make a stand and show that a so-so AUS team is better than the refuse of the Q. Mission accomplished.
SAINT MARY'S HUSKIES 10
MONTREAL CARABINS 29
The Smurfs were un-Smurf-like in a gray uniform for this one. While it was a comfortable win for the Bums, IMO it also said that the SMUskies may well be better than 4 teams in the Q.
LAVAL ROUGE ET OR 26
ACADIA AXEMEN 14
There was a time when Laval would have been up by 40 points by half-time against the #2 team in the AUS. No more. It really is too bad that we won't see another A-Q interlock week. Acadia and SFX facing Bishop's and Sherbrooke would be quite intriguing.
BISHOP'S GAITERS 22
SHERBROOKE VERT ET OR 21
The first time the Footware beat the Colours it drew oohs and ahs. But twice? Egads, the Foxes are just not reaching their long-awaited "potential". Looks like they will be fighting it out with the McGilligutties for 4th. Neither of these teams seem to be a threat to the top 2 in the Q.
Friday, Sept. 20
Manitoba at Calgary
Alberta at Saskatchewan
Sherbrooke at McGill
Saint Mary's at Mount Allison
Acadia at St. Francis-Xavier
Saturday, Sept. 21
UBC at Regina
York at Carleton
Western Ontario at Laurier
McMaster at Guelph
Queen's at Ottawa
Toronto at Windsor
Concordia at Bishop's
Sunday, Sept. 22
Montreal at Laval