The Saskatchewan Roughriders may be done playing at Taylor Field, but the University of Regina Rams aren’t.
The Rams will host the University of British Columbia Saturday afternoon in Canada West semi-final action in what could be the final game played at Mosaic Stadium.
That fact isn’t lost on Rams quarterback Noah Picton, who reflected back on the season with the CJME Morning Show. Besides the team’s success, it’s where that success has happened that’s made the year memorable for Picton.
“You throw into the mix the new Mosaic Stadium game, the historic implications that that had and now potentially the last game in old Mosaic. When you combine it all together it’s a pretty special year,” he said.
The team is ranked fourth in Canada after putting up a record of 6-2.
On a personal level, Picton has seen success as well, as he eclipsed the Canadian university passing record this season.
“At the start of the year you have goals for yourself to reach and to tell you the truth, I surpassed all those goals.”
But one goal remains, and that is for Picton and the Rams to get by UBC and move one step closer to a national championship.
“It’s going to be difficult. They’re the Vanier Cup reigning champions. They’ve been to the playoffs. They have that playoff experience and beating a football team in any league three times in a season is difficult,” he explained.
If Regina keeps winning, they could have another two games at Taylor Field. If they beat UBC, the Rams would host the Canada West final on Nov. 12, against either Saskatchewan or Calgary.
The U of R could then potentially host the Mitchell Bowl, which would ultimately be the venue’s final game.