The University of Calgary Dinos football team fell 33-10 in a loss to the University of Manitoba Bisons, Fri., Sept. 15 in Winnipeg. The loss drops the Dinos to 0-3 on the year.
Rainy Manitoba weather gave the Dinos snappers trouble all day as kicker Aaron Ifield was forced to take a knee on two separate occasions punting from the endzone, surrendering two safeties and four points in the first half.
At the helm for the Dinos was rookie quarterback Dalin Tollestrup who completed 13 of 29 passes for 90 yards in the air. Tollestrup also led the team in rushing with 82 yards on the ground.
Anthony Woodson, who ran for 42 yards on seven carries and had three catches for 17 yards, provided the only touchdown of the day for the Dinos on a 24 yard run. The touchdown was the first of his young Canadian Interuniversity Sport career and only the second major of the year for the Dinos.
Linebacker Chase Moore led the way on defense for the Dinos with one sack and eight tackles, including two tackles for a loss of 11 yards. Sophomore Mathew Grohn and third-year Jon Waldie each picked up an interception in the loss.
The Dinos faced a scare in the fourth quarter when Tollestrup was hit hard, knocking his helmet off. After the hit, Calgary backup QB Nathan Beeler came in to finish the game, completing only one of seven passes for 18 yards.
The Bisons, who were coming into the game after a 77-7 lopsided victory over Simon Fraser, put up 355 yards total offence. Quarterback John Makie went 25 for 33 on the day for 228 yards and a touchdown.
The Dinos have a bye next week in preparation to face the number two team in the nation, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Fri., Sept. 29 at McMahon Stadium. The Huskies have held opponents to a mere 9.0 points-per-game against this year, which is tops in the Canada West conference.
Currently, the Dinos are averaging 339.3 yards total offence and 13.7 points-per-game. Fourth-year kinesiology major Drew Carpenter continues to lead Canada West with four interceptions.