U of Sask. Huskies win Hardy Cup after 23-8 win over UBC Thunderbirds

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies defended their Hardy Cup title in their fight against the UBC Thunderbirds at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon on Saturday.

The Huskies captured the Canada West Conference playoffs with a 23-8 win over the Thunderbirds.

Both teams were scoreless in the first quarter, but the Huskies slowly put the points on the board with three separate goals.

UBC cut that lead to one point in the third quarter with a 9-8 score.

But after that, Saskatchewan pulled out, limiting the Thunderbirds to eight points while scoring another 14 points to end the game.

The win comes after a near-perfect regular season, with the Huskies losing just one game: to the UBC Thunderbirds in the second-to-last game of the season.

With their victory over the University of Manitoba Bisons last weekend and over UBC on Saturday, the Huskies claim their 21st Hardy Cup championship and one step closer to contention for the Vanier Cup, where they hope to win a fourth national championship.

The Huskies now go to the Uteck Bowl. The winner of this game will face the top team in the Mitchell Bowl for the Vanier Cup on Nov. 26 at Western University in London, Ont.

The last time the Huskies won a Vanier Cup was in 1998.

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