Bisons Capture Hardy Cup Victory in Calgary

Bisons Capture Hardy Cup Victory in Calgary

University of Manitoba BisonsThe Manitoba Bisons made history Saturday in Calgary, defeating the Dinos 27-15 to capture the Hardy Cup at McMahon Stadium.

It’s the 11th such trophy for Manitoba, who overcame an early-scoring deficit and fought back to hold off the fourth-ranked Dinos the rest of the game.

“We continued to go upward and forward in all aspects of the game. This team feels it has been growing through the elongated season and today was arguably our best game so far this 2014 season,” said Bisons head coach Brian Dobie.

Manitoba was down 7-0 early after Calgary scored on a 81-yard TD run by Mercer Timmis with only 35 seconds into the start of the game. The Bisons responded with a 22-yard pick six by linebacker Jonathan Jones and a 40-yard TD run by tailback Kienan LaFrance for a 14-7 first quarter lead.

“It was a great win tonight and feel it was awesome to win the Hardy Cup,” Dobie continued.

Manitoba will now head east to play the #2 Montreal Carabins for the first time on Saturday, November 22. Kickoff of the CIS Semi-Final (Uteck Bowl) is at 11:30 a.m. CT.

— With files from Bison Sports