Jarvis James and Mitch Hillis each scored a pair of touchdowns as the University of Saskatchewan Huskies football team beat the UBC Thunderbirds 40-10.
James ran in a pair of short distance scores, while Hillis’ tally included a 77-yard reception and 175-yards receiving.
“It was just awesome to be back out with the guys,” Hillis said, as the fourth-year receiver has been out for three games due to injury. “Me and Kyle (Siemens) just connected, he missed me I guess.”
The offense was clicking for the Huskies all night long, racking up 494 total yards and 33 first downs to go with 5-touchdowns.
While there was plenty of on-field fireworks by the U of S, there was just as many off it. The Huskies hosted “Blackout Night” highlighted by a fireworks display.
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Quarterback Kyle Siemens also came to play, throwing for 346-yards with 3-touchdowns and no interceptions.
“I felt pretty comfortable,” he said. “We got out to a great start and my O-line did a great job protecting me all night long.”
The win was big for the Huskies playoff push as they fight with Manitoba for the final spot in the race. Saskatchewan’s record moves to and even 3-3 with the win while the Bisons dropped to 2-4 after a 63-6 loss to Calgary.
“We control our own destiny now and we’re back in the hunt,” said head coach Brian Towriss. “Now we have to come out and play a big game next weekend.”
The Huskies face Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 22.