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Bisons Beat Huskies 31-28 in Home Opener

September 8, 2012 4:32 PM | Sports

The Manitoba Bisons football team fought back the windy conditions at University Stadium to win their second straight game of the season on Saturday afternoon.

The Bisons downed the Saskatchewan Huskies (1-1) 31-28 in the final minutes of play after a late touchdown catch by Nic Demski. Quarterback Cam Clark threw for one of those touchdowns, plus another two for 317 yards.

The No. 10-ranked Bisons will move up in CIS rankings and improve their record to 2-0 on the season. The Herd won their season opener last weekend over the UBC Thunderbirds.

“The team is only 2-0 and it is early in the season but this is result that we worked for and hoped for this week,” said head coach Brian Dobie.

“Last year, we would have lost this game but this year we made the plays and executed down the stretch when we had to. There was no panic on our team but it was a battle out there against a tough Saskatchewan team.”

Manitoba plays their next two games at home, starting when they host the Calgary Dinos on September 15 (1 p.m.) in their Homecoming Game, followed by Alberta on September 22.

— With files from Bison Sports