After suffering a loss in their first regular game of the season, the University of Manitoba Bison football team is looking to bounce back when they head to Edmonton this weekend.
The Bisons fell to the Calgary Dinos last Saturday 27-17 at University Stadium, but despite their roster being made up of younger players, they feel confident facing the Alberta Golden Bears on Saturday.
The Bisons have quarterback Khaleal Williams at their disposal, who currently leads Canada West with 302 passing yards. Rookie runningback Anthony Coombs and kicker Nick Boyd are tied for scoring with 12 points.
Leading into their second game of the season, the Bisons sit at 8-12-1 against Alberta. However, if history is any indication, the Bisons have been able to pull off wins in the province the last three times they’ve been on the road out west.
“There’s not a weak team in this conference,” head coach Brian Dobie told media on Wednesday. “If you take any of the Canada West teams and you put them in any other conference in the country, they’re going to be highly competitive. That’s what we’re all up against, not just us.”
Game time is 8 p.m. CT at Foote Field. Fans can listen on UMFM 101.5 and UMFM.com.