On a historic afternoon in Saskatchewan, the University of Regina Rams christened the new Mosaic Stadium with a 37-29 win over the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in front of a Canada West record 16,500 fans.
Regina receiver Ryan Schienbein will have the honor of scoring the first ever touchdown in the new home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders as he caught an 11 yard pass from Noah Picton midway through the first quarter.
“That hasn’t sunk in yet, I am just focusing on the win,” “Schienbein said moments after the game. “I think eventually it will be special, but its just great to get the win.”
In all, it was a huge game for Schienbein as he caught 13 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns.
Head Coach Steve Bryce says this was a game they had to have considering the significance.
“We wanted to kick this building off appropriately with a Rams win”. Bryce said. “We wanted to attract a really good home crowd and show them what we are all about, and I think we did that.”
The win is Regina’s 4th straight and leaves them at 4-1 going into a conference-wide bye week. The loss drops the Huskies to 2-3.
Regina’s next game is in Edmonton against the University of Alberta Golden Bears on October 15.