The Manitoba Bisons are in the Hardy Cup Final after a stunning comeback in the fourth quarter Friday night against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in Saskatoon.
The Bisons won 47-39 in the Canada West Semi-Final playoff game after coming back from a 19-point deficit in the second half.
Manitoba’s win secures them a spot in next Saturday’s final, either played against Regina at Investors Group Field, or at McMahon Stadium to play the University of Calgary Dinos. If Calgary loses their game today, the Bisons will host. If Calgary wins, Manitoba will play in Dino territory.
“Lots of our guys can make plays and we are a pretty good team that beat a very difficult team on the road tonight,” head coach Brian Dobie told GoBisons.ca after the game. “At half, everyone was calm despite a 12-point deficit. We needed to respond after they scored on their first possession of the second half and our guys started to make big plays on both sides of the ball.”
Quarterback Jordan Yantz led with 21-36 for 373 yards and two TD passers and also rushed for 33 yards and caught a nine yard TD pass.
It’s the first road win for the Bisons this season, despite having to stay 90 minutes away in Prince Albert on Thursday night due to a hotel room shortage in Saskatoon.