Friday, July 17, 2015
LIONS AT ROUGHRIDERS PREVIEW
B.C. (1-1) at SASKATCHEWAN (0-3)
Friday, 8:00 pm, Mosaic Stadium Regina
TSN, ESPN3, 620 CKRM Rider Radio Network
RIDERS: Home 0-2, vs West 0-2
LIONS: Road 0-1, vs West 1-0
RIDERS OFFENSE: RUSH 1ST, PASS 1ST, OVERALL 1ST
QB Kevin Glenn is the CFL's leading passer (868 yds, 4 Tds, 3 INTs) ... RB Jerome Messam is #2 in CFL rushing (244 yds, 1 TD) ... SB Weston Dressler is the leading active receiver (204 yds, 2 TDs) ... Riders are #1 in points scored and #1 in fewest sacks allowed.
LIONS OFFENSE: RUSH 8TH, PASS 3RD, OVERALL 2ND
QB Travis Lulay is 5th in CFL passing (658 yds, 4 TDs, 1 INT) ... RB Andrew Harris is their leading rusher (118 yds, 0 TDs) ... WR Emmanual Arceneux is their leading receiver (161 yds, 1 TD) ... Lions are 9th in points scored and tied for first in fewest sacks allowed.
RIDERS DEFENSE: RUSH 7TH, PASS 8TH, OVERALL 7TH
LB Macho Harris leads the team in sacks (2) ... LB Jake Doughty leads in INT (1) ... LB Jeff Knox Jr. leads in tackles (18) ... Riders are 9th in points allowed and 5th in quarterback sacks.
LIONS DEFENSE: RUSH 9TH, PASS 6TH, OVERALL 8TH
Three players are tied for the team sack lead with one each ... Hoffman-Ellis and Solomon Elimimian are tied with one INT each ... Elimimian leads in tackles (17) ... Lions are 4th in points allowed and 9th in sacks.
RIDERS SPEC TEAMS: K Paul McCallum is 100% on field goals (5/5) ... Rookie P Ray Early is 2nd in punting average (49.8) ... Tristan Jackson leads the club in PR and KOR yardage ... DE Dylan Ainsworth leads in ST tackles (6).
LIONS SPEC TEAMS: Rookie K/P Richie Leone is 100% on field goals (7/7) including a club record 56-yarder last week vs Sask ... Leone is 7th in punting average (44.2) ... Shaq Murray-Lawrence leads in KOR yards and Alex Tillman leads in PR yards ... Jason Arakgi leads in ST tackles (3).
INTANGIBLES: Riders will wear their lime green Reebok Signature third uniforms tonight. They are 2-0 in the uni's ... BC is +2 in the turnover ratio (4th-best) while Saskatchewan is 8th at -4 ... Riders are the CFL's most-penalized team while BC has taken the 2nd-least ... The referee is Tom Vallesi ... Saskatchewan is favoured by 3.5-points ... The forecast calls for a high of 22 degrees, periods of rain and a southwest wind at 30 km/h.