Bisons Tweaking Their Defence as Huskies Visit City

Bisons Tweaking Their Defence as Huskies Visit City

Anthony Coombs - Nic Demski - Brian Dobie
U of M Bisons running back Anthony Coombs, slotback/kick returner Nic Demski and head coach Brian Dobie. (CHRISD.CA)

After christening Investors Group Field with the first football win last Friday, the University of Manitoba Bisons are seeking a repeat in the win column this weekend.

The ninth-ranked Herd defeated Alberta 65-41 in week one of the season, but have to answer to the Saskatchewan Huskies on Saturday.

The Bisons struggled defensively in their first home game and will work to regroup before Saskatchewan comes to town — something that didn’t go unnoticed by head coach Brian Dobie.

“We looked tired, we looked confused, we looked all of the above,” Dobie said on Tuesday while reflecting on his team’s performance. “We had a very good meeting at halftime with our defensive unit. A couple, very simple things were straightened out.”

Despite coming out looking sluggish, the Bisons had third-year running back/kick returner Anthony Coombs, who put up 223 rushing yards on only 16 carries.

“We expect a lot from them (Saskatchewan),” Dobie added while previewing the Huskies’ visit. “(They’re) a very seasoned team, well-coached team, and especially on their offence.”

The Bisons-Huskies kick off is at 5 p.m. (Shaw TV, UMFM 101.5). Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.