The only meeting of the regular season between Saskatchewan’s two Universities on the gridiron was a wild one.
The University of Regina Rams improved to 3-2 on the season as they defeated the University of Saskatchewan Huskies 50-40.
Regina quarterback and his Saskatchewan counterpart Kyle Siemens both have had huge nights as each threw for five touchdowns.
While the offence put up some impressive numbers, it was a defensive play late in the ball game that finally put the home side away.
With the Huskies down by 10 and just over two minutes left to go, Rams second-year defensive lineman Nicholas Dheilly not only stripped the ball from Saskatchewan quarterback Kyle Siemens, but recovered the fumble. Two plays later, Atlee Simon was in the end zone to make it a three-possession game and end any hopes of a late Saskatchewan comeback.
Picton, who threw for 384 yards, moved into second place in Canada West history in both passing yards and completions, and is now over 9000 passing yards for his career.
They will see their next action October 14 in Edmonton against the University of Alberta.