For the second straight game, the University of Saskatchewan football team rallied in the third quarter, only to fall apart in the fourth.
Rams quarterback Noah Picton threw five touchdown passes in a 50-40 Regina win over the Huskies.
“It was some high voltage rock and roll in the offense,” Picton said. “There’s playoff implications here and this was a big one for us.”
Three different receivers had touchdowns in the game, with Picton also rushing for one of his own.
Huskies quarterback Kyle Siemens was equally impressive with five TD’s of his own, but the Huskies defense struggled to make the tackles, giving up 229 yards on the ground and 613 in total.
“It’s tough,” said Huskies head coach Scott Flory. The U of S has given up 132 points over the three game losing streak.
“We’re going to analyse everything and findout why we aren’t making these plays.”
Mitch Hillis (3), Chad Braun and Sam Baker caught the touchdown passes for the U of S.
With the loss, the Huskies (2-3) drop to fourth in the Canada West standings while Regina (3-2) takes sole possesion of third. The top four teams make the playoffs but third place likely means avoiding the currently undeafeated Calgary Dinos (5-0) in the first round.
Saskatchewan has a bye week before hosting UBC on Oct. 14. The Rams come out of the week off by visiting Alberta.