Cummings scores winning touchdown for ‘Birds

Robert Bateman Secondary grad helps lead UBC to first 2015 win

Robert Bateman grad Ben Cummings celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during Canada West action on Saturday.

Robert Bateman grad Ben Cummings celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during Canada West action on Saturday.

In front of nearly 7,000 fans, an Abbotsford football product made the difference.

Robert Bateman Secondary grad Ben Cummings scored the winning touchdown in UBC’s 27-20 win over Regina at Thunderbird Stadium on Saturday.

The wide receiver punched the ball in from the one-yard line in the second quarter to put UBC up 21-1 and the Thunderbirds held on in the second half for the victory.

It’s the first year on the gridiron at UBC for Cummings, who tore up the AA BC High School Division for years with the Timberwolves.

Cummings isn’t the only Abbotsford product on the UBC squad, as quarterback Greg Bowcott, defensive back Tanner Friesen and defensive lineman Levi Hua are all sporting the blue and yellow for 2015.

The win puts UBC’s record at one win and one loss in Canada West action. They next travel to Winnipeg to take on the University of Manitoba Bisons on Saturday and then host the University of Saskatchewan Huskies on Sept. 25.