A two-point game midway through the fourth turned into a 28-12 loss by the Calgary Dinos against the Saskatchewan Huskies last night at McMahon Stadium.
Cochrane quarterback Xavier Vaillancourt got his first home start with the Dinos in a game that was dominated by defenses. It wasn't until late in the game that the Huskies put the game out of reach by running in two touchdowns.
An interception by Dino Nate Beauchemin, his first of three on the night, was returned 32 yards for a touchdown to put the Dinos ahead 7-1 in the first quarter.
A field goal and returned interception by Huskie Nixon Voll put the Huskies ahead 11-9 at the half. A Huskies field goal made it 14-9 heading into the final quarter.
The Dinos looked to be able to close the gap when Beauchemin ran 101 yards into the endzone on his third interception from the Dinos nine-yard line, but off-setting penalties brought the ball back to midfield.
Vaillancourt completed 10 of 19 passes for 76 yards, with two interceptions and no touchdowns.
Cochrane defensive back Ben Dobson had two solo tackles and four assists on the night.
Calgary generated 124 yards of offense to the Huskies 339 and time of possession was evenly split.
The 0-4 Dinos continue to search for their first win of the season heading into Manitoba next weekend. The Bisons have also been struggling, losing their first three games.
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