CIS football Friday roundup: Dinos remain unbeaten after big win over Rams in Regina
Source: Regina Sports Info / Photo credit Rob Galbraith
REGINA - The No. 3-ranked University of Calgary Dinos remained
unbeaten on the season after thumping the Regina Rams by a 51-1
score on Friday night in a Canada West game at Mosaic Stadium.
Calgary improves its conference record to 3-0 on the season, as the Dinos and Saskatchewan (2-0) remain the only two undefeated teams in Canada West. The Rams fall to 0-3 with the loss.
The Dinos scored the game's first touchdown with just 16 seconds left in the second quarter to take a 13-point lead into halftime, then exploded in the third. Chris Dobko, Steven Lumbala, and Jake Harty all scored majors for Calgary as the visitors put up 24 points in the third stanza.
Calgary added to the score early in the fourth on Dobko's third
touchdown reception of the game, and Denzel Morrison capped off the
scoring with a 16-yard run late in the contest.
Dobko ended up with five catches for a game-high 79 yards and now leads the conference in receptions (16), receiving yards (229), and touchdown catches (4). He becomes the first Dino to register three touchdown receptions in one game since Jamie Elliott had three against the Rams on Sept. 20, 2002.
Harty had six catches for 72 yards and a touchdown, while starting quarterback Eric Dzwilewski was 10-for-17 for 90 yards and three touchdowns. Steven Lumbala had 16 rushes for 110 yards, while Anthony Woodson had 53 rushing yards and Morrison ended up with 52.
Sam Hurl, Michael Lau, and Cory Roboch led the Calgary defence with five total tackles apiece. Lau and Wyatt Getty had interceptions for the Dinos, while Jordan Verdone had four total tackles and registered Calgary's lone sack.
Drew Redekopp blocked two punts for the Dinos, getting in front of a Chris Bodnar boot in the first quarter and again in the third quarter.
Adrian Charles led the Rams with 57 rushing yards, while first-year quarterback Frankie Gray scrambled eight times for 55 yards. Gray also ended up with 55 passing yards in the loss, completing nine of his 20 passes. Stefan Charles and Logan Brooks both had sacks for Regina.
The team statistics were predictably swayed heavily in Calgary's favour, with the Dinos' 27-8 advantage in first downs perhaps the most telling of them all. Calgary also enjoyed a 332-177 yard advantage in total offence while having possession for over 36 minutes.
Calgary will meet Saskatchewan at home in what should be a pivotal contest next weekend, while the Rams will be back in action on the road next Saturday against Alberta (0-2).
NOTES: Dobko also became the first Canada West player to haul in three touchdown catches in a single game since former Regina receiver Chad Goldie had three against Calgary on Oct. 6, 2007 ... the 50-point loss was the worst in Rams history, eclipsing 49-point setbacks suffered at Manitoba on Sept. 30, 2000 (50-1) and against Saskatchewan on Oct. 22, 2005 (57-8) ... the Sept. 30, 2000 game against the Bisons was the only other time the Rams have only scored one point ... Calgary has now won eight consecutive games over Regina.