SASKATCHEWAN (9-7) at CALGARY (13-2)
7:30 pm, Friday, McMahon Stadium
TSN, 620 CKRM, ESPN3
RIDERS: Road 4-4, vs West 4-3
STAMPS: Home 6-1, vs West 5-1
RIDER OFFENSE: RUSH 2ND, PASS 9TH, OVERALL 6TH
Kerry Joseph makes his second straight start (213 yds, 2 TDs, 2 INTs) ... Top CFL rusher Anthony Allen (849 yds, 5 TDs) will sit this game and be replaced by Jerome Messam and Keith Toston ... WR Rob Bagg is the team's leading receiver (604 yds, 1 TD) however he was held off the scoresheet last week ... The Riders are 5th in points scored and 7th in sacks allowed.
STAMPS OFFENSE: RUSH 1ST, PASS 7TH, OVERALL 2ND
Bo-Levi Mitchell makes his first career start against Saskatchewan (2554 yds, 17 TDs, 5 INTs) ... Leading rusher Jon Cornish (817 yds, 4 TDs) will sit this game ... SB Marquay McDaniel is their leading receiver (627 yds, 4 TDs) ... Calgary is #2 in points scored and #1 in fewest sacks allowed.
RIDER DEFENSE: RUSH 7TH, PASS 6TH, OVERALL 6TH
DE John Chick continues to lead the CFL in sacks (14) ... DBs Mark Legree and Tristan Jackson lead the club in INTs (4) ... LB Brian Peters leads the club in tackles (63) ... The Riders are 6th in points allowed and #1 in sacks
STAMPS DEFENSE: RUSH 2ND, PASS 7TH, OVERALL 4TH
DE's Shawn Lemon and Charleston Hughes lead the club in sacks (8) ... LB Keon Raymond and DB Jamar Wall lead the club in INTs (4) ... DB Brandon Smith leads the club in tackles (65) ... The Stamps are #1 in fewest points allowed and 5th in sacks.
RIDER SPEC TEAMS: K Chris Milo is 71.4% on field goals while P Josh Bartel 4th in the CFL with an average of 44.5 yards ... Tristan Jackson leads the club in KR yards while Weston Dressler leads in PR yards ... Brian Peters is their ST tackles leader (18).
STAMPS SPEC TEAMS: K Rene Parades is 72.2% of field goals while P Rob Maver is 3rd in CFL punting with an average of 45.2 ... Sederrik Cunningham leads in KR yards and Jock Sanders leads in PR yards ... Their ST tackles leader is LB Karl McCartney (19).
INTANGIBLES: Calgary is a CFL-best +14 in the turnover ratio while the Riders are 2nd at +6 ... The Stampeders are the CFL's least penalized team while the Roughriders are 3rd ... Calgary is favoured by 10.5-points ... The forecast calls for sunshine, a high of 10 degrees Celsius (50 above Fahrenheit and a west wind at 30 km/h.