GAME DAY: Huskie Handbook: Saskatchewan vs. Calgary

Saskatchewan (2-0) vs. Calgary (2-0)

WHEN: Friday Sept. 16/16, 7pm
WHERE: Griffiths Stadium
BROADCAST: CJWW
PREGAME: 6pm on CJWW LIVE from the Rally Alley
FORECAST:  A Few Clouds, High 25.

HUSKIES in 2015: 3-5, Road 2-4 – 2016 2-0, Home 1-0
DINOS in 2015: 8-0, Road 4-0 – 2016 2-0, Road 1-0

HEAD to HEAD in 2015:            Nov. 7, 2015 – Calgary 37 – Saskatchewan 29 (at Calgary)
Oct. 16, 2015 – Calgary 44 – Saskatchewan 15 (at Saskatoon)
Oct. 3, 2015 – Calgary 59 – Saskatchewan 19 (at Calgary)

Huskies OFFENSE: Points 2 (70), RUSH 2 (204 YPG), PASS 4 (245 YPG), OVERALL 5 (449 YPG)

Ball control and balance are what the University of Saskatchewan Huskies are basing their offensive scheme as you can see from the numbers. However ball control has to equal major scores. Despite a win on the road in week two the Dogs offence continues to sputter in the Red Zone with a touchdown conversion rate of 25%. The Dogs need to get to the Dog House, so to speak, more often.

DINOS OFFENSE: Points 3 (58), RUSH 3 (191.5 YPG), PASS 3 (274.5 YPG), OVERALL 4 (466 YPG)

The Dinos have picked up right where they left off the regular season last week. Despite losing key veterans on the offensive line and at quarterback, Hec Creighton award winner Andrew Buckley, at running back and at receiver the Dinos continue to execute at an extremely high level with a lot of balance.

Huskies DEFENSE: Points 2 (56), Yards Allowed 3 (483 YPD), Pass, 4 (330.5 YPG), Run 2 (152.5 YPG)

The Huskies defence are coming off their best, and most complete effort in two seasons. The defence stopped the vaunted running attack in Alberta in week two and solved their busts in the secondary. They will need to grow this week if they want to continue their success.

DINOS DEFENSE: Points 1 (22), Yards Allowed 1 (300 YPG), Pass 2 (226.5 YPG), Rush 1 (73.5 YPG)

The Dinos defense likes to fly around and make plays. 5 Interceptions on the season and limiting their opposition to 22 points in two weeks is far and away the most dominant D in the Canada West. They made a statement in week two against the defending Vanier Cup Champions and will look to do the same against a Huskie Offence that can move the ball.

HUSKIE SPECIAL TEAMS:

5-for-5 in week 2 and 11-for-12 on the season is all that needs to be said. Sean Stenger has become automatic with his precise field goals and with the dogs struggles to punch the ball into the end zone Stenger has had to be on his game.

DINOS SPECIAL TEAMS:

As always, Calgary’s special teams have been solid but they will need to be on their game as they take on the top return game in Canada West. The Huskies have averaged more than 20-yards per punt return this season and the Dinos can’t allow the Dogs to flip the field.

OF NOTE:

It’s homecoming game and the Togas will be out in full force with a great crowd anticipated. Additionally, the Huskies will salute our local Olympians in the Rally Alley with free food for the first 1500 fans. The gates to Rally Alley open at 5pm, CJWW’s pre-game coverage from the Alley starts at 6pm.