By Brad Day
The University of Calgary Dinos football team dropped their fourth game in a row Fri., Sept. 29 at McMahon Stadium in a lopsided 55-10 affair against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. The loss puts the Dinos at 0-4 on the year.
The Huskies opened the scoring early in the game with a 51-yard touchdown pass from sophomore Bret Thompson at 2:09 of the first quarter. Things only went downhill from there as the Huskies kicked a 44-yard field goal at 7:44 and scored another major as the quarter ended to make the score 17-0.
By the end of the half, the Dinos trailed 34-0 and had given up 392 yards offence to the Huskies. The Dinos’ offence came out in the third quarter looking to avenge some of the ass-kicking they took in the first half when rookie QB Dalin Tollestrup threw his only touchdown of the game–a 23-yard pass to Christopher Stevens at 10:04–making the game 41-7.
Alex Andrews led the Dinos on the day in rushing, picking up 76 yards, adding eight receptions for 60 yards. Drew Hogan led the receiver corps with three catches for 72 yards. Tollestrup went 21 for 39 with 264 yards in the air, the most of his young Canadian Interuniversity Sports career.
The Huskies were the second-ranked team in the nation coming into the game–deservedly so–shredding the Dinos’ secondary for 407 yards passing and four touchdowns. On the turf the Huskies had 264 yards, good for three touchdowns.
Up next the Dinos try and halt their losing streak against the 1-3 University of Regina Cougars Sat., Oct. 10 in Regina. The next Dinos’ home game is Sun., Oct. 22 when the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds come to McMahon Stadium. The T-Birds are currently fourth in the conference with a 2-2 record.