In the last-ever conference regular season football game played at University Stadium, it was fitting that the place went out with a bang and then some with a thrilling and eventful final game.
The No. 10 ranked Manitoba Bisons eked out a 37-31 win over the UBC Thunderbirds in front of 700 fans who braved the arctic winds that was the trademark of the 45 year field the Bisons called home over the seasons.
"We were determined from the beginning to follow our game plan and stayed with it throughout the first half and held a big lead," Bison football head coach Brian Dobie said. "Billy Greens showed why he was the Hec Creighton award winner with his performance in the second half and the football game came down to the wire as both teams played hard and left on the field. I applaud all players and coaches for the effort on the field."
With the victory, Manitoba moves to a 4-3 record and secures a playoff spot for the first time in Canada West since winning the 2007 Vanier Cup Championship.