The Regina Rams were one play away from winning their first game since the end of the 2013 season, but they could not stop the University of Saskatchewan Huskies at the end of the 4th quarter and ended up losing their season opener 41-39 in overtime.
With the Rams leading 31-28 late in the 4th quarter, the Huskies faced a 3rd and 20 at their own 20, but they managed to get the first down as quarterback Kyle Siemens hit Yol Piok for a 35 yard completion leading to a Sean Stenger 20 yard field goal as regulation ended to send the game into overtime.
Regina got the ball to start overtime with Noah Picton throwing his 5th touchdown pass of the night to Mitch Picton, but the Huskies came back to tie the game again sending it to a second overtime.
In that second overtime, Regina appeared to have a 3rd and 1 at the Saskatchewan 15, but an unnecessary roughness call pushed the ball back leading to a missed Daniel Scraper field goal. On their possession, the Huskies drove the ball inside the Regina 5 before settling for a game winning 10 yard field goal from Stenger.
The loss spoiled a great night by the Regina quarterback who besides throwing for 5 TD’s had 471 yards passing and 108 yards rushing,
The Rams don’t have much time to prepare for their next game as they will be home to the 0-1 Manitoba Bisons in a 7 o’clock start Thursday night at Mosaic Stadium in a game we will have for you on 620 CKRM.