Sunday, July 26, 2015
GOLD'S GYM EAST TICATS AT RIDERS PREVIEW
5:00 pm, Sunday, Mosaic Stadium Regina
TSN, ESPN3, 620 CKRM Rider Radio Network
RIDERS: Home 0-3, vs East 0-1
TICATS: Road 1-2, vs West 1-1
RIDERS OFFENSE: RUSH 1ST, PASS 1ST, OVERALL 1ST
QB Kevin Glenn is the CFL's top passer (1228 yds, 5 TDs, 4 INTs) ... SB Weston Dressler is #2 in CFL receiving (328 yds, 2 TDs, 28 Targets, 20 Receptions) ... RB Jerome Messam is the CFL's leading rusher (306 yds, 1 TD) ... Riders are #1 in points scored and #2 in fewest sacks allowed.
TICATS OFFENSE: RUSH 9TH, PASS 2ND, OVERALL 4TH
QB Zach Collaros is 4th in passing (931 yds, 3 TDs, 4 INTs) ... REC Bakari Grant leads the team (213 yds, 1 TD) ... RB R. Holley leads the team in rushing (87 yds, 0 TDs) ... Ticats are #3 in points and #5 in sacks allowed.
RIDERS DEFENSE: RUSH 7TH, PASS 6TH, OVERALL 7TH
LB Macho Harris leads the team in sacks (2) ... LB Jake Doughty leads the team in INT (1) ... DB Tyree Hollins leads the league in knockdowns (4) ... LB Jeff Knox Jr. is #2 in CFL tackles (23) ... Riders are 6th in the sack attack and last in points allowed.
TICATS DEFENSE: RUSH 1ST, PASS 2ND, OVERALL 1ST
DB Ed Gainey leads the team in tackles (18) ... DB Johnny Sears is tied for the league lead in INT (2) ... Hamilton is 5th in sacks and #2 in points against.
RIDERS SPEC TEAMS: K Paul McCallum is 8/9 on FGs (5th-ranked) and is two converts away from 800 consecutive made ... Rookie punter Ray Early is 4th in punting average (46.8) ... Tristan Jackson leads in KOR yards and Weston Dressler leads in PR yards ... DE Dylan Ainsworth leads the league in special teams tackles (7).
TICATS SPEC TEAMS: Kicker Justin Medlock is 7/7 on field goals ... Punter Hugh O'Neill is 9th in punting average (41.0) ... Brandon Banks leads the team in KOR and PR yards and has two return touchdowns ... E. Davis leads the team in ST tackles (3).
INTANGIBLES: The referee is Dave Foxcroft ... Hamilton is 3rd in turnover ratio (+2) while Saskatchewan is last (-4) ... Saskatchewan is the most-penalized team while Hamilton is 4th-least ... The Riders have won 13 of the last 14 games against the Tiger-Cats in Regina ... The forecast calls for sunshine and 26 degrees Celsius ... The Riders are favoured by one point ... There are still 2,000 tickets left for the game.