The University of Ottawa and Carleton University both went head to head last week in the annual Panda Game at TD Place. Ottawa came away with the win and their third straight win in the inner city rivalry game, taking home Pedro in a 19-17 final score. With the win, the team built up a lot of momentum and have a lot of excitement surrounding the facility, but they look to bring all of that momentum to the rest of the games moving forward this season, beginning with their week 4 matchup against York.
UOttawa have 3 games left on their 2021 schedule, all home games at TD Place and have the chance to go 4-0 in Ottawa, finishing the season 4-2. To make that happen though, a lot of things have to go right. Last week in the Gee Gees win over the Carleton Ravens they played extremely well defensively and developed quite the run game. If they want to stand a chance this season moving forward and potentially go 4-0 to close out the season, what worked last week will need to continue to be put into the game plan. Ottawa-raised running back J.P Cimankinda had a monster game against the Ravens, running for 133 yards on 22 carries, and defensive stars T.K Victome, James Peter, Johari McGregor, Alex Douglas, Tramayne Stephen, and Michael Pezzuto are all players to watch, as are receivers Rodney Estime and Daniel Oladejo coming off big games against the Ravens.
The game at TD Place between both the Gee Gees and the Lions will be at 5:00 on Saturday. If you’re unable to attend the game the stream will be available on OUA TV.