Buckley gets player of week nod

By Ashton Chugh

Dinos football quarterback Andrew Buckley was honoured with the Canadian Interuniversity Sport football player of the week award for the week ending Sept. 22, 2013.

The Dinos stomped Manitoba 48–28 to remain the only undefeated team in Canada West 4–0. Buckley completed 24 of 36 of his passes, totaling 512 yards, along with three touchdowns to take the win. Almost 400 of those yards came in the first half.

Buckley’s outstanding performance was the ninth best tally in conference history for passing yardage. He beat out the likes of Sabastian Robinson, a receiver at Acadia University; Jordan Heather, a quarterback at Bishop’s University; and Dillon Campbell, a running back at Wilfrid Laurier.

Buckley will have some time to rest up as the Dinos do not play until Sept. 28. They will take on the 0–4 University of Alberta Golden Bears who recently lost to the University of British Columbia in overtime. The Bears will have their hands full with Buckley, considering that the Dinos have outscored the Bears 223–17 in their last four meetings.

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