The University of Regina Rams scored the first points on Friday night but ended up losing 46-27 against the University of Alberta Golden Bears.
With the loss, the Rams drop to 1-4 in the Canada West football conference, while the Golden Bears improve to 4-1.
Regina got off to a great start in the game, scoring a touchdown on their first possession, as short-yardage quarterback Noah Pelletier punched it in from one-yard out to make it 7-0 Rams.
The Golden Bears then turned it on offensively.
After kicking a field goal, running back Matthew Peterson scampered 72 yards to set up a one-yard touchdown sneak by quarterback Eli Hetlinger, putting the Golden Bears in front 10-7.
Alberta then added to their lead with a 69-yard interception returned for a touchdown by Mack Bannatyne as the Golden Bears led 17-7 at the half.
On the first play of the second half, Peterson scored on a 75-yard touchdown run to put the Golden Bears up 24-8. Alberta would add two more touchdowns before the Rams scored twice themselves to make it a 46-27 game.
Rams’ quarterback Owen Sieben completed 25-of-36 passes for 266 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. D’Sean Mimbs led all Regina receivers with 119 yards and a touchdown on 10 catches. Running back Olivier Savard had 106 rushing yards on 14 carries.
Peterson was the offensive game star for Alberta as he had 167 rushing yards and one touchdown on 11 carries. Hetlinger completed 15-of-20 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown.
The Rams will now have next weekend off before they host the University of Manitoba Bisons on Oct. 14 (2 p.m., Mosaic Stadium) in what could be a potential battle for the final playoff spot in the Canada West conference.
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