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Saturday, October 18, 2014

COLTS 20 THUNDER 17

The Regina Thunder's defense of their 2013 National Championship came to an end on Saturday night in a 20-17 loss to the Calgary Colts at Mosaic Stadium. The Colts scored the game winning field goal with 2 seconds left in the 4th quarter to advance to the championship game.

In the first quarter the Thunder got on the board at 13:14 as Spencer Mack threw a touchdown pass to Thomas Bresciani to make it 7-0. That was the score after the 1st quarter.

In the second the lone points came at 5:42 as William McGee kicked at 12 yard field goal and it was 10-0 Regina at half time.

In the third got on the board 4:11 in as Cole Meyer threw a touchdown to Jevon Cottoy and the Thunder lead was cut to 10-7. Regina responded less than a minute later as Thomas Bresciani caught his second touchdown from Mack at 5:07 and it was 17-7 Thunder heading to the 4th.

In the final quarter the Colts cut the lead to 10 on a Marshall Broom field goal at 2:02 and it was 17-10. Then at 10:59 Jevon Cottoy caught his second touchdown of the game from Cole Meyer and the game was tied at 17's. The Thunder drove the field in the late stages but Spencer Mack was intercepted and it was returned deep into Regina territory. That set up the last second field goal from Marshall Broom who won it at 14:58 and Calgary took the semi-final 20-17. The Colts move on to the PFC Final, while the Thunder's season comes to an end.

Here are the Thunder stats leaders in the game.

Quarterback Spencer Mack went 15 of 26 for 185 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

Thomas Bresciani led the team with 87 yards on 2 catches and 2 touchdowns.

Colton Klassen led the ground attack with 66 yards on 15 carries. Nick Brown left the game in the first half and finished with 8 carries for 20 yards.

Linebacker Brandon Whitehouse led the defense with 8 tackles and 1 assisted. Brett Selinger was next with 6 tackles and had 3 assisted.

Taylor Mayer and Taylor Garrett each had interceptions for the Thunder defense.

William McGee was 1 for 1 kicking field goals in the game.

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