Bisons, Huskies Keeping Rivalry Strong in Home Opener

Bisons, Huskies Keeping Rivalry Strong in Home Opener

Manitoba Bisons’ quarterback Cam Clark, running back Kienan LaFrance and running back Nic Demski. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

After coming off a season-opening win in Vancouver last weekend, the Manitoba Bisons football team will look to repeat their winning ways at home on Saturday.

The Bisons host the Saskatchewan Huskies at University Stadium as part of their home opener.

Head coach Brian Dobie — still gloating from the team’s 31-24 win over the UBC Thunderbirds — admits the Bisons are still an underdog squad. Going unranked by the CIS to start the year, the Bisons are now No. 10.

“We want to get to the point where people are going, ‘Oh, they are for real,’ and we’re taking control and doing what we need to do. We have not proven that yet — we’ve got a long ways to go before we earn that. And that has to be earned.”

The Bisons and Huskies have a long history of being rivals and will meet twice this season. Both teams won their first games of the year, while the Huskies will seek to redeem themselves from last year’s 26-16 loss to Manitoba on the road.

Kickoff is at 1 p.m. and will be broadcast on CJOB, UMFM 101.5 (simulcast) and air on Shaw TV.