REGINA - Eager to make it back to the post-season, the Regina Rams showed they are a force as they took down the Manitoba Bisons 45-11 in the opening game of 2010, Friday at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.
The Rams' defence accounted for 22 of the team's 45 points, as Bruce Anderson had a fumble return for a touchdown and both Mike Kerr and Jamir Walker returned interceptions for majors. Regina also forced Manitoba to concede two safeties.
Steve Famulak also had a big game for the Rams (1-0), tying for the team lead with 5.5 tackles and also recording 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and a pass breakup. Brenden Owens was the team's leader on the offensive side of the ball, catching five balls for 97 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Marc Mueller was 16-for-25 for 189 yards, while running back Adrian Charles had 83 rushing yards in his Rams debut.
Jeff Lukomski and Daniel Knaus also had interceptions for the Rams, while Stefan Charles and Akiem Hicks both had sacks. Besides his fumble return for a touchdown, Anderson also recovered a fumble early in the first quarter.
Khaleal Williams was 20-for-33 for Manitoba (0-1) and had 170 passing yards, but threw four interceptions and was sacked five times. He also rushed for 70 yards, most of which came on a nifty 60-yard touchdown on a quarterback sneak as halftime approached. Matt Henry had 55 rushing yards for the Bisons, while Xavier Johnson led the team with five receptions. Louie Richardson had a team-high 9.5 total tackles for Manitoba.
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The Rams improve their all-time record to 5-6-1 in season openers ... the Rams also improve their all-time record to 6-13 against Manitoba in Canada West games ... the win marks Regina's third consecutive victory over Manitoba ... Kerr's pick six in the third quarter was the first interception of his four-year career with the Rams ... Bisons punter Brendon Bowman was injured in the final minute of the second half and did not return.