The University of Regina Rams beat the University of Alberta Golden Bears 58-55 in double overtime Saturday afternoon in Edmonton.
Head coach Stephen Bryce said he was glad they got the win.
“I thought we might need a defibrillator on the sideline for awhile, going back and forth, there were a couple of tense moments,” he said.
Bryce said the team played very well but he had to give credit to the Golden Bears.
“They had a great game plan and they come out and executed it very well. We knew they had a great running game and a really good offensive line to run behind. We had a feeling this was going to be a battle and it was,” he explained.
Unfortunately, the Rams lost three players to injuries during the game and Bryce said their return for next week’s game will be questionable.
“Other than that, I don’t think there’s any gaping holes (in the game), we just need to get constantly get better at everything we do,” Bryce said.
Bryce said running back Atlee Simon had a really great game, recording 206 yards. He said it was Simon’s best and most productive game of his career.
Another outstanding player for Bryce was quarterback Noah Picton, who threw just under 400 yards.
There’s even a possibility that Simon and Picton broke records in the game, but Bryce said they need to see the stats before they know for sure.
The Rams record now sits at 4-2 on the season. Thanks to a Calgary win over Manitoba Saturday, the Rams are now going to playoffs.
The Calgary Dinos will face off against the Rams next week and Bryce said they’re a beautiful team.
“We beat them in Regina last year so it be great to knock them off and kind of continue to build and get better towards playoffs and want to peak at the right time in the season,” he said.
The Rams will face the Dinos at Mosaic Stadium on Oct. 21 at 2 p.m.
— With files from Jessie Anton