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Friday, July 29, 2016

PRESS BOX SPORTS BAR PREVIEW: ROUGHRIDERS AT ALOUETTES


SASKATCHEWAN (1-3) at MONTREAL (1-3)
WHEN: Friday, July 29/2016, 5:00 pm Sask Time
WHERE: Percival Molson Stadium
BROADCAST: TSN, ESPN3, 620 CKRM Rider Radio Network, Sirius/XM CH 171
FORECAST: Sunny, 27 degrees Celsius
ODDS: Bodog - Montreal favoured by 1-point
REFEREE: Tim Kroeker

RIDERS: Road 0-1, Vs East 1-1
ALOUETTES: Home 0-2, Vs West 1-0

RIDERS OFFENSE: RUSH 8TH, PASS 3RD, OVERALL 5TH
QB Mitchell Gale starts for a second-straight week (601 yards, 57.6%, 2 TDs, 0 INT) ... RB Curtis Steele is the club's leading rusher (133 yards) but rookie Michael Dyer gets the start ... WR Naaman Roosevelt is 4th in CFL receiving (477 yards, 1 TD) ... Riders are 4th in points scored and 3rd in fewest sacks allowed.

ALS OFFENSE: RUSH 4TH, PASS 8TH, OVERALL 8TH
QB Kevin Glenn is 8th in CFL passing (876 yards, 3 TDs, 3 INTs) ... WR Duron Carter is their leading receiver (306 yards, 2 TDs) ... RB Tyrell Sutton is their leading rusher (105 yards) ... Als are 9th in points scored and 6th in sacks allowed.

RIDERS DEFENSE: RUSH 7TH, PASS 3RD, OVERALL 8TH
DE A.C. Leonard leads the team in sacks (3) ... CB Justin Cox leads in INT (1) ... LB Greg Jones leads in defensive tackles (21).  Riders are 9th in points allowed and 7th in sacks.

ALS DEFENSE: RUSH 9TH, PASS 3RD, OVERALL 6TH
DE John Bowman and DB Jovon Johnson lead in sacks (3) ... Cox, Johnson and Lavarius lead in INT (1) ... LB Bear Woods leads in tackles (28) ... Als are 6th in points allowed and 4th in sacks.

RIDERS SPEC TEAMS: K Tyler Crapigna is #2 in the CFL in FG percentage (88.2) ... P Josh Bartel is 3rd in punting average (46.4) ... Kendial Lawrence leads in PR and KR yards ... DE Jonathan Newsome leads in ST tackles (5).

ALS SPEC TEAMS: K is a CFL-worst 5/12 on field goals and is 7th in punting average (45.2) ... Stefan Logan leads in PR and KR yards ... LB Kyries Hebert leads in ST tackles (4).

NOTES:  Sask is -3 in turnover ratio (8th) while Montreal is -4 (9th) ... The Riders are the least-penalized team in the CFL while Montreal is 8th ... Montreal will visit Saskatchewan on Saturday, October 22.

RP
@rodpedersen

3 comments:

willie said...

Riders have a couple of key injuries so everyone will have to step it up a notch or two in order to win this one. Montreal is not all that great this year so if Gale can get an early start and the D can come up big I think we will squeak this one out.
I'll predict Riders 29 Montreal 27 in this one. "Go Riders" !

Anonymous said...

Buck is on holidays and pretty much does this every year, it is part of their agreement. He is back tonight I believe.

Anonymous said...

Embarrassing!

GPS