The Calgary Dinos defended their Canada West crown on Saturday but it wouldn’t have happened without an incredible last-second field goal.
After a touchdown with 16 seconds to go in the Hardy Cup put the UBC Thunderbirds up 42-40, all hope seemed lost for the Dinos.
But kicker Niko DiFonte had other ideas.
The second-year arts major from Winnipeg launched a 59-yard kick just over the bar to secure the 43-42 win.
You have to see it to believe it.
That was DiFonte’s seventh field goal of the game and was definitely the longest of his career. In fact, it was the longest in U Sports history.
According to Martin Cleary of the Ottawa Sun, the kick broke the previous mark set in 1986.
The Dinos will now face the RSEQ champion Laval Rouge et Or in next week’s Mitchell Bowl with a spot in the Vanier Cup on the line.
Lift that cup, Niko! #GoDinos #HardyCup81 pic.twitter.com/vvzKO3qLiB
— UCalgary Dinos (@UCDinos) November 11, 2017