Football Perfect After Win Over Golden Bears

Football Perfect After Win Over Golden Bears

University of Saskatchewan running back Tyler Chow rushed for 191 –yards to lead the Huskies to a 29-17 win over the University of Alberta Golden Bears Friday night in Edmonton. 

The third-year Arts & Science student set a career high in rushing in the game tallying the 191-yards on 29 carries. He scored Saskatchewan's first touchdown of the game at 7:13 in the fourth quarter.

With the win, Saskatchewan moves to 2-0 on the season, while Alberta remains winless at 0-2.

After a scoreless first quarter, Alberta opened the scoring early in the second quarter on a Daniel Ellis 22-yard field goal at 13:35.

The Huskies answered on a five-play drive ending in the Chow touchdown. Before the half, Saskatchewan would add a 31-yard Sean Stenger field goal and a Julan Lynch 48-yard touchdown at 2:03 to lead 17-3.

Stenger, the reigning Canada West and CIS Special Teams Player of the Week, hit a 30-yard field goal at 9:07 in the third quarter. The Golden Bears answered back before the end of the frame on a 68-yard drive capped by an Aundrey Webster 37-yard touchdown to cut the lead to 20-10. 

Saskatchewan opened the gap to 13 points on a 14-yard Stenger field goal before the Golden Bears pulled within five on an Alex Bradley five-yard dash into the end zone. It was as close as Alberta would come.

Stenger added 17- and 23-yard field goals to give the Huskies the 29-17 win.

Huskie quarterback Kyle Siemens finished the game 15-for-26 for 152 yards, while Alberta quarterback Ben Kopczynski connected on 13-of-22 pass attempts for 180 yards. He was also the Golden Bears leading rusher with 93 yards on 14 attempts. 

Defensively the Huskies were led by Spencer Krieger and Peayton Hall each with six tackles. Krieger also added a sack and a fumble recovery. Alberta's Josh Taitinger led the Golden Bears with nine tackles.

Penalties were a big problem in the game for the Golden Bears losing 156 yards on 14 infractions in the game.

The Huskies return home on September 16 to host the Calgary Dinos in an early battle for top spot in the Canada West, while Alberta travels to Manitoba to meet the Bisons.