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Saturday, July 16, 2016

PRESS BOX SPORTS BAR LIONS AT RIDERS PREVIEW


B.C. LIONS (2-1) AT SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS (0-2)
WHEN: Saturday, July 16/2016, 5:00 pm Sask Time
WHERE: Mosaic Stadium, Regina
BROADCAST: TSN, 620 CKRM Rider Network, ESPN3, Sirius/XM CH 167
FORECAST: Cloudy, 22 degrees Celsius
REFEREE:  Kim Murphy
THE LINE:  Bodog - Riders by 2

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

RIDER OFFENSE: RUSH 6TH, PASS 4TH, OVERALL 4TH
QB Darian Durant is 7th in CFL passing (627 yards, 67.4%, 5 TDs, 0 INTs) ... WR Ricky Collins Jr. leads the club in receiving (171 yards, 1 TD) ... RB Curtis Steele is the club's rushing leader (108 yards, 0 TDs) ... Sask is 4th in average points scored and 1st in fewest sacks allowed (1).

LION OFFENSE: RUSH 1ST, PASS 8TH, OVERALL 7TH
QB Jonathan Jennings is 8th in passing (608 yards, 58.6%, 1 TD, 1 INT) ... SB Shawn Gore is their receiving leader (232 yards, 0 TDs) ... RB Jamall Johnson is BC's rushing leader (120 yards, 0 TDs) ... BC is 8th in average points scored and 6th in sacks allowed (8).

RIDER DEFENSE: RUSH 7TH, PASS 3RD, OVERALL 3RD
DE A.C. Leonard is the Rider sack leader (2) ... CB Justin Cox leads in INT (1) ... LB Greg Jones leads in tackles (12) ... Sask is 8th in average points allowed and 9th in sacks.

LION DEFENSE: RUSH 4TH, PASS 1ST, OVERALL 1ST
DL Alex Bazzie leads the league in sacks (3) ... DBs Loucheiz Purifoy and Ryan Phillips lead in INT (1) ... LB Adam Bighill leads the club in tackles (21) ... BC is 1st in fewest points allowed and 2nd in sacks.

RIDER SPEC TEAMS: K Tyler Crapigna is 6/7 on FGs (L-45) ... P Josh Bartel is 6th in punting average (43.8) ... Kendial Lawrence leads in PR and KR yards.

LION SPEC TEAMS: K/P Richie Leone is 5/8 on FGs (L-44) and 7th in punting average (43.5) ... Chris Rainey leads in PR and KR yards ... TJ Lee leads in ST tackles (3).

NOTES: Riders are a CFL-worst -4 in the turnover ratio while the Lions are -1 (6th) ... Sask is the least-penalized team in the CFL while BC is 2nd ... This is the first of a 3-game season series. The Lions will visit the Riders in the final game at Mosaic Stadium on October 29.

PARK AND RIDE:  Jump on the Press Box Sports Bar party bus for Saturday's game.  For $50 you'll get a game ticket, transportation to and from the game, a Rod Pedersen burger and Molson product.

RP
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