With the T-Birds’ season on the line, backup quarterback Derek Engel was thrust into the starting position. Now, he wants to keep it.
In a snow-covered Griffiths Stadium this Saturday afternoon, the UBC Thunderbirds fell 23–8 to the conference-leading Saskatchewan Huskies, losing the 85th Hardy Cup title and the opportunity to advance to the national semifinals.
The Thunderbirds advanced to the Canada West Hardy Cup semifinals on Saturday with a win against the Regina Rams driven by big plays.
On Saturday afternoon, UBC football fell 15–12 to the Alberta Golden Bears in a slow-moving matchup at Foote Field, Edmonton.
UBC football continued its winning streak this Saturday afternoon, triumphing 27–21 at home against the Manitoba Bisons.
On the road in McMahon Stadium this Friday night, the UBC Thunderbirds (2–3) triumphed over the University of Calgary Dinos (0–5), in a matchup between Canada West’s bottom two teams.
Despite outgaining the Regina Rams in total yardage, the UBC Thunderbirds lost 21–13 to their conference rivals on Friday night in front of a sold-out Homecoming crowd at the Thunderbird Stadium.