Sunday, September 28, 2014


The Regina Thunder returned home for the first time in a month on Sunday to play the Calgary Colts at Mosaic Stadium. The Thunder entered the game ranked #1 in the country with a 4 and 1 record while the Colts were 1 and 4 on the year and sat last place in the PFC. Regina had won three in coming in all on the road. Jaeden Marwick was the PFC leading passer after week 7 with 1279 yards. Preston Bews is the leagues third leading receiver with 380 yards and is tied for the league lead in touchdowns with 4.

In the first quarter the Thunder opened the scoring at 8:44 as Jaeden Marwick threw a 5 yards touchdown to Thomas Bresciani and it was 7-0. The Colts responded with a touchdown of their own at 11:34 as Brett Hunchak threw a 25 yard pass to Jevon Cottoy and it was 7-7. That was the score after 1.

In the second the Colts took their first lead at 2:50 as Cam Fox ran in a 1 yard score and it was 14-7 Calgary. Then Marshall Broom kicked a 45 yard field goal at 7:25 and it was 17-7 Colts. The Thunder then marched the ball down and William McGee kicked a 22 yard field goal at 11:47 and it was 17-10. The Thunder got the ball back and drove the field once again and set up a 20 yard attempt for McGee. He would miss and the Thunder got the single point at 13:47 and the Colts lead was 17-11. Regina would get the ball back again with just over a minute left in the half. On that drive Jaeden Marwick took a big hit and the quarterback left the game and Spencer Mack replaced him. The score was 17-11 Calgary at the half.

In the third the defenses shut things down. Neither team would score a point in the frame and the Colts took the 17-11 lead to the final quarter.

In the fourth the Thunder would get within 4 as the Colts conceded a safety at the 6:44 mark and it was 17-13. The Colts went up by 7 at 12:22 as Marshal Broom hit a 35 yard field goal and the scored was 20-13. The Thunder had three chances in the final minutes to drive the field but couldn't get it done. Spencer Mack was sacked and fumbled with under a minute left and the Colts picked up their 2nd victory of the year 20-13 the final score.

The Thunder hit the road next weekend to take on the Huskies in Edmonton on Sunday at 1 o'clock.

Here is the stats story from the game.

Quarterback Jaeden Marwick was 18 of 23 passing in the first half for 169 yards a touchdown and 2 interceptions. He left the game and did not return in the second half.

Spencer Mack was 10 of 19 in the final two quarters for 103 yards.

Preston Bews was the leading receiver with 9 catches for 109 yards. Kasim Ocaya caught 9 balls for 81 yards in the game. Thomas Bresciani caught the lone touchdown from 5 yards out.

Matt Frass led the teams ground attack with 35 yards on 6 carries in the game. Colton Klassen finished with 25 yards on 9 carries.

The Thunder offense turned the ball over 6 times in the game, twice on interceptions and 4 fumbles.

Linebacker Brandon Whitehouse led the way on defense with 6 tackles, 2 assisted and a sack. LB Brett Selinger was next with 5 tackles and 3 assisted. Terry Giovannetti had a forced fumble in the game which was recovered by Dustin Erbach. Marcus Hall had the lone interception to go along with 3 tackles. Michael Bittman had the other Thunder sack.

On special teams William McGee was 1 of 3 kicking field goals and punted 5 times for 179 yards.

Kristiane Desautels had 5 punt returns for 60 yards and 4 kickoff returns for 72 yards. Menedum Menegbo with 2 kickoff returns for 53 yards.

No comments: