Friday, October 9, 2015
GOLD'S GYM EAST ROUGHRIDERS AT TICATS PREVIEW
SASKATCHEWAN (2-12) at HAMILTON (8-5)
5:30 pm Friday, Tim Hortons Field
TSN, ESPN3, 620 CKRM Rider Radio Network
Pregame Coverage: 2:30 pm 620 CKRM
RIDERS: Road 0-6, vs East 1-5
TICATS: Home 4-3, vs West 5-2
RIDER OFFENSE: RUSH 1ST, PASS 6TH, OVERALL 2ND
QB Kevin Glenn makes his 179th career start (6th in CFL passing, 2107 yds, 9 TDs, 9 INTs) ... SB Weston Dressler is 13th in CFL receiving (673 yds, 3 TDs) ... RB Jerome Messam is 2nd in CFL rushing (818 yds, 2 TDs) ... Riders are 6th in points scored and 9th in sacks allowed.
TICAT OFFENSE: RUSH 7TH, PASS 2ND, OVERALL 3RD
QB Jeff Mathews makes his 2nd career start (402 yds, 0 TDs, 4 INTs) ... WR Luke Tasker leads the Ticats and is 11th in CFL receiving (701 yds, 4 TDs) ... RB R. Holley is their rushing leader (309 yds, 1 TD) ... Ticats are 1st in points scored and 5th in sacks allowed.
RIDER DEFENSE: RUSH 7TH, PASS 9TH, OVERALL 9TH
DE John Chick leads the team in sacks (8) ... LB Macho Harris leads the team in INT (3) ... LB Jeff Knox Jr. leads the league in tackles (68) ... Riders are 9th in points allowed and 9th in sacks.
TICAT DEFENSE: RUSH 6TH, PASS 4TH, OVERALL 4TH
DE Justin Hickman leads the team in sacks (8) ... LB Simoni Lawrence leads in tackles (61) ... DB Emmanuel Davis leads in INT (5) ... Ticats are 2nd in points allowed and 6th in sacks.
RIDER SPEC TEAMS: K Paul McCallum is 6th in FG percentage (82.9%) ... P Ray Early is 3rd in punting average (45.1) ... Tristan Jackson leads in KR yards and Nic Demski leads in PR yards (1 TD) ... Dylan Ainsworth leads in ST tackles (11).
TICAT SPEC TEAMS: K/P Justin Medlock is 2nd in FG percentage (88.2%) and 9th in punting average (40.2) ... Brandon Banks leads in KR and PR yards (4 TDs) ... Frederic Plesius leads in ST tackles (13).
INTANGIBLES: Less than 150 tickets remain for the game ... The referee is Dave Foxcroft ... Riders are 9th in turnover ratio (-10) while the Ticats are best at +15 ... Saskatchewan is the CFL's most-penalized team while Hamilton is 7th ... The Ticats are favoured by 7.5-points ... The forecast calls for a 30% chance of showers and winds gusting to 40 km/h ... Hamilton beat the Riders 32-21 at Mosaic Stadium in Week 5.