Huskies prepare for homecoming game

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies are back at home on Friday night against the University of Alberta Golden Bears.

U of S looks to improve record against University of Alberta

University of Saskatchewan Huskies receiver Mitch Stevens caught three touchdowns last time his team played at home. (Peter Mills/CBC)

There's no place like home for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.

After spending the past two weeks on the road against Manitoba and Calgary, the Huskies are back in Saskatoon for the first time since a 40-33 home opener victory of the University of Regina Rams.

Brian Towriss, who is in his 30th season as head coach, and the Huskies will play the University of Alberta Golden Bears on Friday night.

"They're happy to be at home," Towriss said.  "I mean we went to Manitoba and Calgary and we had a couple of long weeks behind us. It's been refreshing to be at home this week. We'll have a great crowd and it's going to be a lot of fun."

The Huskies are heavily favoured to beat an Alberta team that hasn't won a game since 2011.

U of S fans can expect a lot of offence from the Huskies both on the ground and through the air.     

One player getting a lot of attention is wide receiver Kit Hillis. Hillis was recently named the No. 13 prospect in Canada by the CFL Scouting Bureau.

Kit Hillis was recently named the No. 13 prospect in Canada by the CFL Scouting Bureau. (Peter Mills/CBC)

"It sort of blindsided me a bit," Hillis said. "But it's nice to know my name is out there in the mix with some of those guys. But we focus just on each game at hand and focusing on (Scouting Bureau list) right now doesn't help my cause. What is going to help my cause is us getting to the Vanier (Cup)."

Kickoff between the Huskies and Golden Bears is set for 7 p.m. CST on Friday at Griffiths Stadium.


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