After beating the Alberta Golden Bears 39-21 on the road, UBC football beat them again 54-10 at home to produce the season’s most impressive victory.
“They’re doing what it takes to turn this program around and I’m pretty proud of them for doing that,” said Blake Nill, UBC's head coach.
The match remained scoreless until T-Birds kicker Quinn van Gylswyck opened the scoring late in the first quarter with a 19-yard field goal. The remaining three quarters of the game saw impressive performances from various UBC players.
After the Thunderbirds successfully advanced deep into the Golden Bears’ territory at the end of the first quarter, UBC running back Brandon Deschamps scored a touchdown early in the second to increase the team’s lead to 10-0.
Five minutes later, defensive back Stavros Katsantonis recovered a fumble by Alberta running back Ed Ilnicki. Katsantonis then ran the ball 61 yards to score a second touchdown for the T-Birds, elevating the score to 17-0.
The only points that the Golden Bears scored during the first half were from a field goal by Stephen Fabian in the second quarter, but that did not slow the Thunderbirds. Receiver Alex Morrison scored the team’s third touchdown to make the score 24-3 by halftime.