The University of Regina got the best of the University of Saskatchewan in front of a crowd of 9,033 at Griffiths Stadium on Friday night.
Despite fighting back in the second half, the Huskies suffered a tough 35-26 loss to the Rams, who had a strong third quarter.
Huskies’ head coach, Brian Towriss, said it was the lack of discipline that cost the Huskies the game.
“I think our discipline and penalties is more than anything that killed us,” said Towriss.
“We were undisciplined, we didn’t execute the fundamentals, we left points on the field in the first half … we just have to be better at the fundamentals.”
Rams head coach, Frank McCrystal said he was happy with the win, noting any time you can outplay a team in the same region is an important victory.
“A win in the (Canada West) conference is always difficult to get and when you come in here it’s even more challenging, because if you let yourself get caught up in the distractions it’s going affect you—no question,” said McCrystal.
“We handled the distractions that were up here and we only play them once, so whether you win by one, or if you win by 100, that win is a “W” and that gets you ahead.”
McCrystal also noted even though they managed to come away with the win, the Huskies put of a solid fight.
“They came back—they didn’t lay down when it was 35-12, they came right back and really made a game of it,” said McCrystal.