Dinos run wild over Thunderbirds

Pierre Lacerte

Calgary, AB – The No. 2 ranked Calgary Dinos (6-1) defeated the UBC Thunderbirds (2-5) 67-6 Saturday afternoon at McMahon Stadium in Calgary.

The Dinos racked up 665 yards of total offence, 430 of which were on the ground and 43 first downs. They jumped out to a 26-0 first quarter lead and never looked back.

UBC could not generate anything offensively, managing just 205 yards of total offence and defensively they had no answer for the Dinos potent offence.

After a rouge on the opening kickoff Calgary added to their lead just two minutes into the game. Quarterback Andrew Buckley ran 35 yards for his eighth rushing touchdown of the season putting Calgary in front 8-0. Mercer Timmis, the reigning Canada West Player of the Year, rushed for a pari of touchdowns in the first quarter to extend the Dinos lead to 26-0 through the first 15 minutes of action.

Buckley struck again in the second quarter running untouched 34 yards for the score and a 33-0 lead. Quinn van Gylswyk and Johnny Mark traded field goals to make the score 36-3 at the half.

In the third quarter Buckley went to work with his arm, hooking up with Jake Harty on an 11-yard touchdown pass. Harty would add another major on a nine yard run early in the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 50-5.

Bryce Harper and Eric Dzwilewski both added rushing touchdowns in the final quarter to make it a 67-6 final.

van Gylswyk was responsible for all six of UBC’s points, kicking one field goal and adding three rouges.

The Thunderbirds will wrap up the 2014 regular season next Saturday as they play host to the Saskatchewan Huskies at 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 1st at David Sidoo Field at Thunderbird Stadium.