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.