After the third week of the football season, second year running back Matt Henry was selected as Canada West Offence Football Athlete of the Week for the week ending September 16.
Matt Henry led the Bison attack as he was a major contributor to the second highest rushing carries in team history during the 35-28 home win over the Calgary Dinos on Saturday, September 15. The #4 ranked Bisons improved their record to 3-0 in the 2007 season.
Henry rushed for 154 yards on 27 carries for a 5.7 average during the Homecoming victory. This was Henry’s highest total so far in his two year CIS career. The 154 yards was a game-high as he out rushed the conference leading rusher in Anthony Woodson in the same game.
Henry found the end zone three times on the ground during the game (tying for the second most in team history). The Mississauga, ON native started the Bisons scoring with a one yard TD run in the second and then a five yard TD run later in the second. He capped his game with the last Bisons points at the end of the fourth on a one yard TD run.
Henry had a longest run of 19 yards with five rushing gains of 10 yards or more and 16 rushes for five yards or more in the victory.
The yardage and touchdowns were more impressive as he split duties with fifth year Karim Lowen during the game as Lowen also had 23 carries for 122 yards.
Henry is third in Canada West rushing with 298 yards and leads the conference with four touchdowns in three conference games.
In week two, fifth year safety Bob Reist was named conference defense football athlete of the week while in week one, Bison kicker Scott Dixon was named CIS and Canada West Special Teams Football Athlete of the Week.
The Bisons stay at home this week and host the #2 Saskatchewan Huskies at University Stadium on Saturday, September 22 at a special time of 2 p.m.