Friday night football will see the Manitoba Bisons welcome the Regina Rams to Investors Group Field for their home opener.
The Herd (0-1) begins their second season in the new stadium on the U of M campus against their favourite prairie rivals.
The Bisons went 5-3 last season and were a Canada West finalist. Regina finished fifth and out of the playoffs with a 2-6 mark.
The Bisons got off to a rocky start to begin the season, dropping their first game 44-24 last Friday at Saskatchewan.
Fifth-year quarterback Jordan Yantz will be the Bisons’ best weapon against the Rams, coming in ranked third in Canada West with 310 yards. Regina will answer with QB Cayman Shutter, who leads the league with 430 passing yards.
Gates will open to fans at 5:30 p.m. with a pep rally at 6:40 p.m. featuring a pyrotechnic show. Halftime entertainment will include Shandra Levreault and Slow Motion Walter.
Kickoff is at 7 p.m. (Shaw TV, 101.5 UMFM). Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.