Sunday, September 6, 2015
GOLD'S GYM EAST LABOUR DAY CLASSIC XLIX PREVIEW
2:00 pm Sunday, Mosaic Stadium Regina
TSN, ESPN3, 620 CKRM Rider Radio Network
Pregame Coverage: 11:00 am 620 CKRM
RIDERS: Home 0-5, vs West 0-5
BOMBERS: Road 1-3, vs West 2-3
RIDER OFFENSE: RUSH 1ST, PASS 3RD, OVERALL 1ST
Rookie QB Brett Smith (0-4) looks for his first career victory (61.5%, 691 yds, 6 TDs, 5 INTs) ... SB Weston Dressler is the team's leading receiver (546 yds, 3 TDs) ... RB Jerome Messam is 2nd in CFL rushing (498 yds, 1 TD) ... Riders are 5th in points scored and 8th in sacks allowed.
BOMBER OFFENSE: RUSH 6TH, PASS 9TH, OVERALL 9TH
QB Brian Brohm makes his 2nd career start (50.0%, 242 yds, 0 TDs, 4 INTs) ... Clarence Denmark is their leading receiver (387 yds, 1 TD) ... Cameron Marshall is their leading rusher (261 yds, 2 TDs) .. Bombers are 9th in points scored and 9th in sacks allowed.
RIDER DEFENSE: RUSH 7TH, PASS 8TH, OVERALL 8TH
DE's John Chick and Alex Hall lead the club in sacks (5) ... 4 players are tied for the team INT lead (1) ... LB Jeff Knox Jr. leads in tackles (52) ... Riders are 9th in points allowed and 9th in sacks.
BOMBER DEFENSE: RUSH 8TH, PASS 5TH, OVERALL 7TH
DL Jamaal Westerman leads in sacks (7) ... CB Johnny Adams leads in INTs (4) ... LB Khalil Bass leads in tackles (48) ... Bombers are 8th in points allowed and 7th in sacks.
RIDER SPEC TEAMS: K Paul McCallum is 17/20 on field goals ... P Ray Early is 3rd in CFL punting (46.5) with 6 singles ... Steven Miller leads in PR and KR yards ... Jeff Knox Jr. leads in ST tackles (9).
BOMBER SPEC TEAMS: K/P Liram Hajrullahu is 16/19 on FG's and is 5th in punting average (44.9) ... Troy Stoudemire leads in KR and PR yards ... Derek Jones leads in ST tackles (9).
INTANGIBLES: The referee is Kim Murphy ... Saskatchewan is favoured by 4-points ...Saskatchewan is a league-worst -10 in turnover ratio while Winnipeg is 6th at -2 ... The Riders are the CFL's most-penalized team while the Bombers are 6th ... Saskatchewan is 32-16 in the LDC and has won the past 10 in a row ... The forecast calls for a high of 14 degrees Celsius with a 30% chance of rain and wind gusting to 70 km/h.