The University of Regina Rams picked up their first win of the Canada West season on Saturday thanks to a large comeback in the fourth quarter.
The Rams scored 16 points in the final 15 minutes to earn the 23-15 victory over the visiting University of Calgary Dinos (0-3) at Mosaic Stadium.
The Dinos opened up a 15-1 lead in the game before the Rams got their first touchdown as first-year quarterback Owen Sieben led a scoring drive on his first career series.
Sieben connected with receiver D’Sean Mimbs for a 38-yard gain before finding Emmett Steadman for 35 yards. From there, Sieben found Bennett Stusek for the eight-yard major to make it a 15-7 Calgary lead at the half.
After a scoreless third quarter, Sieben engineered a 13-play, 91-yard touchdown drive with 4:26 left in the fourth quarter, as Brayden Wagg scored on a one-yard touchdown run, cutting the lead to 15-14.
The Rams added a field goal on their next series to take the 17-15 lead before Regina linebacker Josh White recovered a fumble on Calgary’s next possession. That led to Wagg’s second touchdown run of the night as the Rams went in front 23-15, after a blocked extra point.
From there, the Rams defence held strong as Regina came away with the victory. In his first career game, Sieben completed 13-of-20 passes for 187 yards. Running back Marshall Erichsen picked up a career-high 122 yards along the ground on 17 carries.
Regina (1-2) will now hit the road this weekend for a Week 4 match against the host University of Manitoba Bisons (0-3) on Saturday at 1 p.m.
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