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Bisons football home opener, Aug. 30, 2013

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With a new dressing room in a new stadium yet to see a home victory, the University of Manitoba Bisons hosted the University of Alberta Golden Bears in a high-scoring affair. Thousands people flocked to Investors Group Field as the Bisons finally christened the stadium with a win, beating the Golden Bears 65-41.

  • Bisons coach Brian Dobie (left) leads his team onto the field at Investors Group Field.

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    Bisons coach Brian Dobie (left) leads his team onto the field at Investors Group Field.

  • University Of Manitoba Bison Players gather at centre field at the beginning of the game.

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    University Of Manitoba Bison Players gather at centre field at the beginning of the game.

  • Thousands made the trek to Investors Group Field to see the University of Manitoba Bisons take on the University of Alberta Golden Bears.

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    Thousands made the trek to Investors Group Field to see the University of Manitoba Bisons take on the University of Alberta Golden Bears.

  • Manitoba Bisons Alex Vitt (left) gets into position to grab a fumble in the first quarter from University of Alberta Golden Bears Tylor Henry.

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    Manitoba Bisons Alex Vitt (left) gets into position to grab a fumble in the first quarter from University of Alberta Golden Bears Tylor Henry.

  • Manitoba Bisons Andrew Smith (left) celebrates his touchdown with teammate Christian Hansen during first-quarter action.

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    Manitoba Bisons Andrew Smith (left) celebrates his touchdown with teammate Christian Hansen during first-quarter action.

  • A Bison fan enjoys the Bisons home opener.

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    A Bison fan enjoys the Bisons home opener.

  • University of Alberta Golden Bears quarterback Ryan Schwartz scores a touchdown during first-half action.

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    University of Alberta Golden Bears quarterback Ryan Schwartz scores a touchdown during first-half action.

  • Manitoba Bisons Kienan LaFrance scores the first touchdown of the first quarter.

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    Manitoba Bisons Kienan LaFrance scores the first touchdown of the first quarter.

  • A Manitoba Bisons fan shows some home team support.

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    A Manitoba Bisons fan shows some home team support.

  • University of Alberta Golden Bears QB Ryan Schwartz runs hard during first-half action.

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    University of Alberta Golden Bears QB Ryan Schwartz runs hard during first-half action.

  • Manitoba Bisons Nick Demski (right) avoids a tackle.

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    Manitoba Bisons Nick Demski (right) avoids a tackle.

  • Spectators of all ages enjoyed some good football at Investors Group Field Friday night.

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    Spectators of all ages enjoyed some good football at Investors Group Field Friday night.

  • Manitoba Bisons Tyler Fong (bottom) hangs on to University of Alberta Golden Bears Ed Ilnicki during first-half action.

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    Manitoba Bisons Tyler Fong (bottom) hangs on to University of Alberta Golden Bears Ed Ilnicki during first-half action.

  • University of Alberta Golden Bears Ryley Richardson drops the ball in the end zone during play.

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    University of Alberta Golden Bears Ryley Richardson drops the ball in the end zone during play.

  • Bison fans sport Flintstone-esque Bisons headgear in support of their team.

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    Bison fans sport Flintstone-esque Bisons headgear in support of their team.

  • Investors Group Field as seen from one of the end zones Friday night.

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    Investors Group Field as seen from one of the end zones Friday night.

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