Red Bombers earn win at Homecoming

(Billy Cole/AQ)

The University of New Brunswick Red Bombers came away with a win at Homecoming, beating the University of New Brunswick Saint John Seawolves 48-20 at BMO Field. The win kept the Red Bombers’ perfect season alive, putting them to 3-0 this season.

UNB got off to a quick start, scoring on the first possession of the game. This came off of receiver Jake McKay’s catch from quarterback Will Hicks’ throw from their own 38 yard line.

The lead didn’t last long though. The Seawolves came right back and tied the game on the following possession, just two minutes after the Red Bombers’ touchdown. It would be as close as they would get, as UNB scored twice more in the quarter with McKay scoring again. UNB went into halftime with a comfortable 34-7 lead, after Sam Phillips ran for 90 yards and scored his second touchdown of the game with just two and a half minutes left in the first half.

Red Bombers head coach and offensive coordinator Vince Sturgeon said he wanted his team to come out with a fast and aggressive start.

“Just play smart, play fast and play aggressive,” Sturgeon said.

“I thought we did a pretty good job of that.”

UNB continued their strong play in the second half, only giving up two more touchdowns and rallying their score to 48.

UNB started off fast, scoring 21 points in the first quarter. (Billy Cole/AQ)

Other touchdowns were scored by running back Garret Doucette, receiver Brady Manderville and quarterback Jonah Rawlines.

Sturgeon said efficiency and not getting overconfident was key in the win.

“We wanted to come out and play crisp and efficient football,” Sturgeon said.

“There’s always a chance for a letdown when you’re playing a team that’s 0-2 and you’re 2-0. Offensively, we’re playing smart football … We’re trying to stay balanced and defensively we’re continuing to improve.”

The undefeated Red Bombers play their next game on Oct. 5 in Prince Edward Island to take on the Holland College Hurricanes.