On Sept. 8, Griffiths Stadium hosted the annual homecoming football game, featuring the longstanding toga run at halftime and a variety of festivities including fireworks. Every year, this event serves as a bonding moment for first-year students and an excellent welcome back for returning students.
Going into this game, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies had trounced the Manitoba Bisons in a decisive 44-23 victory on Sept. 1, on the Bisons’ home turf. The University of Alberta Golden Bears, the opponent for the Huskies in their homecoming game, were on the receiving end of a 55-26 defeat by the Calgary Dinos, at the start of their season, before facing the Huskies.
The Huskies continued their upward trend on Sept. 8, with a runaway victory of 43-17, which puts them at 2-0 for the season so far. The Golden Bears managed to hold possession for a full 13 minutes and 20 seconds longer than the Huskies and accumulated 492 total offensive yards to the Huskies’ 373. However, the Golden Bears just couldn’t manage to find the endzone, allowing the Huskies to run away with the game.
The crowd for the game felt large at 8,009 in attendance, with each member of the audience making their voiceheard as they cheered for their team. The homecoming festivities livened up the crowds, as the beautiful mess that is the annual toga run took the field for a lap and the brass band performed well-known tunes between plays.