SFU (0-4 overall, 0-2 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) plays its last four games in this NCAA Division. Second season of road football, beginning with a visit to Montana State-Northern on October 16.

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Linebacker Griffin Barrett and defensive back Kolby Buljevic had memorable nights in the past year for Simon Fraser University football.

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SFU’s eight-game season is halfway through, but Saturday’s 24-7 loss to Western Oregon at the new SFU Stadium at Terry Fox Field atop Burnaby Mountain marked the team’s final home game of the year. The soccer program greeted its 12 graduate players before the contest, and that included Barrett, who recorded 17 tackles (four solos, 13 assists) against Western Oregon, and Buljevic, who had 14 tackles (nine solos, five assists) in the contest.

SFU (0-4 overall, 0-2 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) plays its last four games in this NCAA Division. Second season of road football, beginning with a visit to Montana State-Northern on October 16.

SFU defensive lineman Evan Nolli (# 44) attacks a ball carrier in a 24-7 loss to Western Oregon on Saturday, September 25, 2021.
SFU defensive lineman Evan Nolli (# 44) attacks a ball carrier in a 24-7 loss to Western Oregon on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Photo by Garrett James / SFU Athletics /PNG

The football team played its first game at the school’s new 1,800-seat multipurpose stadium last week in a 36-14 loss to Central Washington. They were supposed to have another contest there, taking on the Texas Permian Basin next Saturday, but that game was canceled due to concerns about border restrictions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SFU was down 7-0 at the half against Western Oregon. They went 14-7 in the third quarter when quarterback Justin Seiber connected with Dallas Dixon for a 45-yard major. Dixon is another one of those twelve older people.

Western Oregon (1-3 overall, 1-0 GNAC) finished with 412 total yards, highlighted by 330 rushing yards. Omari Land led Western Oregon with 212 rushing yards on 25 carries. He had a couple of touchdowns.

Seiber was 19 of 33 for 202 yards with that touchdown and no interceptions in the losing cause.

The COVID-19 pandemic ended SFU’s 2020 season. They were 1-9 in 2019.

Reference-theprovince.com

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