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Friday, July 10, 2015

ROUGHRIDERS AT LIONS PREVIEW


SASKATCHEWAN (0-2) at B.C. (0-1)
Friday, 8 pm Sask time
TSN, ESPN3, 620 CKRM Rider Network

RIDERS: Road 0-0, Vs West 0-1
LIONS: Home 0-0, Vs West 0-0

RIDERS OFFENSE: RUSH (1ST), PASS (1ST), OVERALL (1ST)
QB Kevin Glenn is 3rd in CFL passing (597 yds, 2 TDs, 2 INTs) ... REC Ryan Smith leads the league in receiving (251 yds, 2 TDs) but has gone on the 6-game injured list with a concussion ... RB Jerome Messame (159 yds, 1 TD) is 3rd in league rushing ... Riders are #3 in pionts scored and #1 in fewest sacks allowed.

LIONS OFFENSE: RUSH (8TH), PASS (7TH), OVERALL (5TH)
QB Travis Lulay made his season debut last week 9254 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT) ... WR Manny Arceneaux leads the club in receiving (112 yds, 0 TDs) ... RB Andrew Harris is their leading rusher (48 yds, 0 TDs).

RIDERS DEFENSE: RUSH (6TH), PASS (6TH), OVERALL (5TH)
LB Macho Harris leads the club in sacks (2) ... LB Jake Doughty leads the team in INT (1) ... LB Telvion Clark leads in tackles (10) ... Riders are 8th in points against and 2nd in sacks (5).

LIONS DEFENSE: RUSH (9TH), PASS (5TH), OVERALL (6TH)
DL Khreem Smith and LB Solomon Elimimian lead the team in sacks (1) ... Elimimian leads in INT (1) ... LB Adam Bighill leads in tackles (8) ... Lions are #2 in points against and 8th in sacks.

RIDERS SPECIAL TEAM:  K Paul McCallum is 100% on field goals (4/4) ... Rookie P Ray Early leads in the CFL in punting average (51.5) ... Tristan Jackson leads the team in KOR and PR yards ... Dylan Ainsworth and Kevin Regimbald lead in special teams tackles (2).

LIONS SPECIAL TEAMS:  K/P Richie Leone is 2/2 on field goals and is 8th in punting average (40.9) ... Shaq Murray-Lawrence leads in KOR yards and Alex Tillman leads in PR yards ... The special teams tackles leaders are A. Clarke and J. Arakgi (2).

INTANGIBLES:  B.C. is 'even' in turnover ratio (4th-best) while the Riders are -2 (7th-best) ... B.C. is the least-penalized team (having only played one game) while the Riders are 6th ... The referee is Saskatoon's Tim Kroeker ... The Lions are favoured by 3-points ... The forecast for the 7:00 pm PT kickoff is sunny and 22 degrees Celsius (71 above Fahrenheit).

RP

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fans are real hungry for a win. Go Riders!!

Anonymous said...

I know it's early but when was the last time we were 1st in both passing and rushing? Offense is impressive. Once the defense get there act together we will be real damn good.

Derrick from Drinkwater.

Anonymous said...

lions by 20

Anonymous said...

riders by 20

Anonymous said...

SURE skulsky!

Anonymous said...

Another CFL game, another pick-6. New rules seem to be helping the defense score points, but no a lot else.

Anonymous said...

Riders by 40