Saturday, October 24, 2015
GOLD'S GYM EAST ESKIMOS AT ROUGHRIDERS PREVIEW
5:00 pm, Saturday, October 24
TSN, ESPN3, 620 CKRM Rider Radio Network
RIDERS: Home 2-6, vs West 1-7
ESKS: Road 5-3, vs West 7-2
RIDERS OFFENSE: RUSH 1ST, PASS 6TH, OVERALL 3RD
QB Brett Smith starts (1-5) . He is 12th in CFL passing (1353 yds, 11 TDs, 9 INTs) ... Weston Dressler leads in receiving (777 yds, 4 TDs) ... Anthony Allen is the rushing leader (403 yds, 2 TDs) ... Riders are 9th in sacks allowed and 7th in points scored.
ESKS OFFENSE: RUSH 2ND, PASS 5TH, OVERALL 4TH
QB Mike Reilly starts (23-19) . He is 9th in passing yards (1764, 9 TDs, 9 INTs) ... SB Adarius Bowman is 2nd in CFL receiving (1084 yds, 6 TDs) ... RB Shakir Bell is their rushing leader (582 yds, 0 TDs) ... Esks are 6th in sacks allowed and 5th in points scored.
RIDERS DEFENSE: RUSH 7TH, PASS 9TH, OVERALL 9TH
LB Jeff Knox Jr. is #2 in CFL tackles (95) ... DE John Chick is 3rd in sacks (10) ... LB Macho Harris leads the team in INT (3) ... Riders are 9th in points allowed and 9th in sacks.
ESKS DEFENSE: RUSH 1ST, PASS 1ST, OVERALL 1ST
DE Odell Willis leads in sacks (8) ... CB Johnny Ojo leads in INTs (5) ... LB Dexter McCoil leads in tackles (67) ... Esks are 1st in points allowed and 5th in sacks.
RIDERS SPEC TEAMS: K Tyler Crapigna makes his CFL debut (acq from Calgary Oct. 14) ... P Ray Early is 3rd in punting average (45.2) ... Tristan Jackson leads in KO yds and Nic Demski leads in PR yds (1 TD) ... Dylan Ainsworth leads in ST tackles (11).
ESKS SPEC TEAMS: K Sean Whyte is 2nd in FG percentage (90%, 18/20) ... P Grant Shaw is 5th in punting average (44.4) ... Kendial Lawrence leads in KO and PR yds ... Deon Lacey leads in ST tackles (22).
INTANGIBLES: The referee is Kim Murphy ... Riders are 9th in turnover ratio (-12) while the Esks are 4th (+0) ... Riders are 9th in penalties taken while the Esks are 2nd ... Looks like a great forecast -- it'll be 9 degrees Celsius at game time, mostly clear with little wind ... Edmonton is favoured by 8.5-points ... In the only other meeting this season the Eskimos won 30-5 at Commonwealth Stadium on July 31.