Rams season end with loss to UBC


The University of Regina Rams could not take advantage of home field advantage, as they were unable to capitalize on their scoring opportunities on a cold and wet Saturday evening that saw UBC defeat the Rams 28-14.

The turning point of the game came in the fourth quarter, with the game tied at 14-14, UBC DB, Keijuan Johnson picked off a pass from Rams QB Noah Pelletier and ran it back to the Rams four yard line, the Thunderbirds would later find the endzone to grab the lead.

UBC would add a late touchdown to grab the win.

Rams head coach Mark McConkey said they couldn’t finish off some drives.

“We didn’t score when we got into the red zone, we kicked too many field goals, they had a couple of big plays on us on defence.”

McConkey added that the Rams youth showed at times against UBC.

Even though the season did end on a disappointing note, the Rams felt the program took a positive step this season, especially with Pelletier taking over a rookie quarterback. The ground game for the University of Regina took a hit this season with five different running backs spending time in the backfield.

Pelletier had 147 yards passing with the interception. D’Sean Mimbs had six receptions for 71 yards for the Rams.

On defence , defensive end, Anthony Bennett had a sack along with a pair of tackles for losses.

UBC will advance to the 85th Hardy Cup where they will meet the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.

The Huskies earned 39-7 win over the University of Manitoba Bisons earlier on Saturday.

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