Gunning for the record

Schrot closes in on record as Bisons look for third win

Dylan Schrot picks up one of his five touchdowns of the year, in Manitoba's 37-21 win over Alberta

The U of M Bisons football team will be back at IGF for Homecoming Saturday, looking for its third win of the season hosting the University of Regina Rams.

Dylan Schrot will also look to etch his name in the Bisons record books this weekend. He sits two receiving touchdowns behind current Winnipeg Blue Bomber Nic Demski’s single-season record. Demski had seven touchdowns in the 2013 season.

Coming off back-to-back wins over the University of Alberta Golden Bears, the herd will try to climb above .500 for the first time since September of 2016. Since then the Bisons have gone 4-9.

Quarterback Des Catellier, wide receiver Schrot and running back Jamel Lyles will look to stay hot this weekend. Schrot currently leads the conference in receiving yards per game at 122.5, Catellier is tied for first in passing touchdowns with 13 and Lyles leads in rushing yards per game with 101.

Catellier is also ranked second in passing yards per game with 353.3 and Schrot is second in receiving touchdowns with five.

At the other end of the field will be a hungry Regina club. Fresh off a 33-20 loss to provincial rival University of Saskatchewan Huskies, the 2-2 Rams are looking to get back above .500 themselves against Manitoba.

In their previous meeting this season — an exhibition game — the Rams got the better of the herd 32-27. Regina sits third in Canada West in points-allowed with 112, while Manitoba sits third in points-for with 140.


The Bisons will square off against the Rams on Saturday, Sept. 29 at IGF. Kickoff is at 2:00 p.m. CDT, and all U of M students can get in for free with their student card.