WINNIPEG – Talk about a halftime adjustment.
Trailing the #8 Saskatchewan Huskies 17-13 at the half of their homecoming matchup at Investors Group Field, the Manitoba Bisons thoroughly outplayed their opponent in every facet down the stretch to win 38-17.
Quarterback Theo Deezar had an average first half but wound up with 447 yards through the air, the 4th-highest single game total in Bisons history. He also threw three touchdowns.
Deezar spread the love around, too: ten different players caught at least one pass, with Jesse Walker leading the way with six receptions for 120 yards.
But the story was the defence: they held the Huskies to 99 total yards and just five first downs in the final two frames, forcing nine punts.
With the win the Bisons improve to 2-2 heading into next Friday’s game at UBC, looking for revenge against the team that ended their 2015 season. They don’t play another home game until their regular season finale against Regina October 29.