Saturday, September 19, 2015
GOLD'S GYM EAST REDBLACKS AT RIDERS PREVIEW
OTTAWA (6-4) at SASKATCHEWAN (1-10)
Saturday, 7 pm, Mosaic Stadium Regina
TSN, ESPN3, 620 CKRM Rider Network
Pregame Coverage: 4:00 pm, 620 CKRM
RIDERS: Home 1-5, vs East 0-4
REBLACKS: Road 2-3, vs West 4-3
RIDER OFFENSE: RUSH 1ST, PASS 5TH, OVERALL 1ST
QB Kevin Glenn gets his first start in seven games (72.3%, 1483 yds, 6 TDs, 5 INTs) ... SB Weston Dressler is the leading receiver (601 yds, 3 TDs) ... RB Jerome Messam is the leading rusher (612 yds, 1 TD) ... Riders are 5th in points scored and 9th in sacks allowed.
REDBLACK OFFENSE: RUSH 7TH, PASS 2ND, OVERALL 3RD
QB Henry Burris is 4th in CFL passing (2821 yds, 10 TDs, 7 INTs) ... WR Brad Sinopoli is their receiving leader (625 yds, 1 TD) ... Jeremiah Johnson is their rushing leader (278 yds, 8 TDs) ... RedBlacks are 6th in points scored and 3rd in fewest sacks allowed.
RIDER DEFENSE: RUSH 7TH, PASS 8TH, OVERALL 7TH
DE John Chick is the sack leader (7) ... Four players are tied with the INT lead (1) ... LB Jeff Knox Jr. leads in tackles (67), 2nd in the league ... Riders are 9th in points allowed and 9th in sacks.
REDBLACK DEFENSE: RUSH 2ND, PASS 3RD, OVERALL 2ND
DE Aston Whiteside is their sack leader (7) ... DBs Jovon Johnson and Jerrell Gavins lead in INT (3) ... LB Damaso Munoz is their tackles leader (37) ... RedBlacks are 5th in points allowed and #1 in sacks.
RIDER SPEC TEAMS: K Paul McCallum is 20/24 on FGs ... P Ray Early is 3rd in punting average 45.5 ... Steven Miller leads in KOR yards and Nic Demksi leads in PR yards ... Knox Jr. and Dylan Ainsworth are the ST tackles leaders (9).
REDBLACK SPEC TEAMS: K Chris Milo is 9/10 on FGs this year ...P Ronnie Pfeffer is 7th in punting average (43.5) ... Travon Van leads in KOR yds and Chris Williams leads in PR yds ... LB James Green is their ST tackles leader (10).
INTANGIBLES: Saskatchewan is a CFL-worst minus-8 in the turnover ratio while Ottawa is 3rd-best at +1 ... Saskatchewan is the most-penalized team while Ottawa is 4th ... The RedBlacks beat the Riders 35-13 in Ottawa three weeks ago - the last game Corey Chamblin would coach for Saskatchewan ... The Riders are favoured by 2.5-points ... The forecast for the 7:00 pm calls for 22 degrees and sunny ... The referee is Kim Murphy ... Plenty of tickets appear to be available for the game.