There is some good football-related news when it comes to Purdue. Kory Sheets, Purdue's all-time leader in touchdowns, had himself a great season in the Canadian Football League with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. he was second in the CFL in total rushing this season with 1,598 yards and 12 touchdowns in the extremely pass-heavy league. This was with him missing a few games too.
Kory saved his best for last too, as in last night's Grey Cup championship game he led the Roughriders to just their fourth championship in franchise history. It was the 101st Grey Cup and Saskatchewan has the fewest titles of the eight CFL teams. Sheets re-wrote the record book with a Grey Cup record 197 yards and two touchdowns, breaking a record that stood for over 50 years. The effort earned him game Most Outstanding Player honors and chants of MVP rained down after he scored the clinching TD in the fourth quarter:
Sheets broke the previous record for yardage with 197 on the day, and added two touchdowns as well. The old record of 169 yards was set back in 1956. Sheets' excellent performance earned him the MVP honors for the game.
Congratulations to Kory, who might get another NFL look after this. He was on the practice squad for the 49ers and made one carry for five yards with the Dolphins before he went north. In two regular seasons in Canada he has 2, 875 yards and 23 touchdowns.