Football looks to clinch playoff spot in road game with Golden Bears

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Game Information

Date Saturday, October 21
Time 1 p.m.
Location Edmonton, AB
Venue Foote Field
Watch Sasktel Max /
Listen CJWW 600
Series ('72) SSK Leads 50-32-1
   @ AB SSK leads 24-16
   Current Streak SSK - 3 W
   Last Meeting Sept. 8, 2017 
   AB 17 @ SSK 43

5 Things

  1. The Huskies magic number for playoffs is 2. A combination of two wins or one win and a Manitoba Bisons loss will secure the final playoff spot.  

  2. Home away from home: Saskatchewan is 7-3 in the last ten games on the road at Alberta, including playoffs. The losses coming in 2015, 2009 & 2006.

  3. Huskie quarterback Kyle Siemens recorded a career-high five touchdown passes in the earlier matchup vs Alberta this season. Siemens would tie his career high three weeks later vs Regina.

  4. In the earlier matchup this year, the defence chased starting quarterback Brad Baker out of the game after two INT's and would only surrender a season-low one touchdown pass to backup Ben Kopczynski.

  5. The 17 points surrendered by the Huskie defence in the first meeting was the lowest total allowed this season. 

By The Numbers

2 - The Huskies magic number to secure playoffs is 2 - 2 wins or 1 win and a Manitoba loss.

26 - The Huskies outscored the Golden Bears by 26 points in the first meeting of the season.

190 - The Huskies have scored 190 points in 2017 - third best in the Canada West.

531 - Quarterback Kyle Siemens is 513 yards away from setting the Huskies ingle season record.

Scouting The Golden Bears

  • Alberta's offence leads the Canada West in rushing yards per game at 215.7, while the Saskatchewan defence surrenders the most yardage via the rush at 201.5 YPG.

  • Golden Bears star running back Ed Ilnicki is running wild this year, recording a U SPORTS leading 171.7 rushing yards per game. Elnicki has also record eight rushing touchdowns; tied for the U SPORTS lead.

  • The Alberta defence surrenders a Canada West league high 340 passing yards per game, while the air attack for the Huskies puts up 337.5 passing YPG, 3rd highest in the Canada West.

  • The Golden Bears are coming off a high-scoring affair vs Regina, losing 58-55. Their only win of the year came the week prior at Manitoba, beating the Bisons 36-25.