T-Birds seek victory in Shrum grudge match

Hot off its crushing 32-0 victory over the Manitoba Bisons, the UBC Thunderbird football team is set to take on cross-town rivals, the Simon Fraser University Clansmen, in the 20th annual Shrum Bowl at Swangard Stadium Oct. 4.

UBC is looking to break the tie in Shrum Bowl scores. Since the first game in 1967, UBC and SFU have each won nine games and tied once. The T-Birds, tied for first place in Canada West standings, are also keen to regain the Shrum Bowl champion's title from SFU, who won last year's game.

The Thunderbirds are on a record breaking roll with running back Mark Nohra recently setting a new UBC record for total offensive yards, and defensive back Curtis Galick breaking the UBC record and tying the CIAU record for interceptions in a single game with four interceptions in the game against Manitoba.

Shrum Bowl kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased at the War Memorial Gym until noon Oct. 3.