On Friday night in CIS football action...
The No. 2 University of Calgary Dinos had their worst performance of the season and fell 12-9 to the No. 8 Regina Rams Friday night...it clearly wasn't the way the Dinos wanted to clinch their second straight first-place finish. It was an ugly night all around – the offence sputtered and gave up three turnovers that each had an impact on the game, special teams struggled to battle the Regina wind, and for the seventh consecutive game penalties were a major concern for the Dinos with 15 flags for 112 yards – and most of those at inopportune times.
It was a game in which the Dinos had every chance to succeed – and head coach Blake Nill pointed to an across-the-board lack of execution talking to QR77 radio after the game.
“It really came down to our inability to generate any kind of offence in the first half and the turnovers, one that resulted directly in seven points,” said Nill. “...and we just weren’t able to get it done. There were just too many mistakes tonight for us to be successful.”
I guess we have to forgive the Dinos; they were playing in a different time zone, and if there's one thing that team can't do, is win in a different time zone. With some exceptions, of course.
This is a fine capper to a week of positive failures. Last weekend we saw these delightful results:
Guelph 33 Queen's 28
Montreal 23 Laval 20
Laval losing once or twice makes the league seem so much less pointless. Queen's losing anytime is always good, especially since so many Queen's alums were mocking Western after their loss to Guelph. Seems to me I was taken to task for my praise of Guelph's offense. So, fuck Queen's. And to heck with the Dinos.