Saskatchewan Huskies win Uteck Bowl, advance to 2022 Vanier Cup

The Saskatchewan Huskies celebrate with the trophy after their 36-19 win over the St. Francis Xavier X-Men in the Uteck Bowl on Saturday in Antigonish, N.S. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press - image credit)
The Saskatchewan Huskies celebrate with the trophy after their 36-19 win over the St. Francis Xavier X-Men in the Uteck Bowl on Saturday in Antigonish, N.S. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press - image credit)

The Saskatchewan Huskies have booked their ticket to the 2022 Canada Life Vanier Cup.

Tied 6-6 after the first half, the Huskies used a dominant second half to beat the St. FX X-Men 36-19 in the Uteck Bowl on Saturday in Antigonish, N.S.

The Huskies held a 15-13 lead with about seven minutes to go in the fourth quarter before a pair of big plays blew the game wide open for the visitors.

With 6:26 remaining in the fourth quarter Saskatchewan wide receiver Daniel Wiebe scored on a 41-yard pass.

On the next drive, Huskies defensive back John Stoll intercepted St. FX quarterback Silas Fagnan and returned it for another Huskies touchdown, pushing the Saskatchewan lead to 16 points.

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The two teams traded touchdowns before the final whistle.

Saskatchewan will face the Laval Rouge et Or, who came back to defeat the Western Mustangs 27-20 in the Mitchell Bowl later on Saturday in London, Ont.

Watch live coverage of the 57th edition of the Canadian university football championship next Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on CBCSports.ca, CBC Gem and the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android.

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