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Saturday, August 13, 2016

PRESS BOX SPORTS BAR PREVIEW: STAMPEDERS AT ROUGHRIDERS


CALGARY (4-1-1) at SASKATCHEWAN (1-5)
WHEN: Saturday, August 13/2016, 5:00 pm
WHERE: Mosaic Stadium, Regina
FORECAST: Sunny, 23 degrees Celsius
BROADCAST: TSN, ESPNNews, 620 CKRM Rider Network, Sirius/XM CH 167
GAME SPONSOR: Purolator
ANTHEM SINGER: Nino Hernandez, Porcupine Plain
ALUMNI SALUTE: Glen Suitor, Lou Claire, Dave Ridgway, Roger Aldag, Bob Poley, Bobby Jurasin, Dan Rashovich, Don Narcisse, Ron Cherkas, Eddie Ray Walker

RIDERS: Home 1-2, Vs West 0-3
STAMPS: Road 1-1-1, Vs West 4-1

RIDERS OFFENSE: RUSH 8TH, PASS 7TH, OVERALL 7TH
QB Darian Durant is the CFL's 9th-leading passer (978 yards, 66.1%, 7 TDs, 0 INTs) ... WR Naaman Roosevelt is 5th in CFL receiving (562 yards, 1 TD) ... RB Curtis Steele is the club's leading rusher (133 yards, 0 TD) ... Riders are 8th in points scored and 4th in fewest sacks allowed.

STAMPS OFFENSE: RUSH 1ST, PASS 4TH, OVERALL 3RD
QB Bo-Levi Mitchell is the CFL's 2nd-leading passer (1896 yards, 66.4%, 12 TDs, 3 INTs) ... SB Marquay McDaniel is the Stamps leading receiver (416 yards, 3 TDs) ... RB Jerome Messam is the CFL rushing leader (404 yards, 3 TDs) ... Stamps are #1 in points scored and #1 in fewest sacks allowed.

RIDERS DEFENSE: RUSH 8TH, PASS 6TH, OVERALL 7TH
DE A.C. Leonard leads the team in sacks (3) ... CB Justin Cox has the team's lone INT (1) ... LB Greg Jones leads the club in tackles (36) ... Riders are 9th in points allowed and 9th in sacks.

STAMPS DEFENSE: RUSH 5TH, PASS 7TH, OVERALL 6TH
DL Charleston Hughes and Ja'Gared Davis lead the team in sacks (3) ... CB Tommie Campbell leads the team in INT (2) and tackles (29) ... Stamps are 3rd in points allowed and 6th in sacks.

RIDERS SPEC TEAMS: K Tyler Crapigna is tied for the CFL lead in FG percentage (88.1) but is injured and will be replaced by rookie Quinn Van Gylswyk ... P Josh Bartel is 4th in punting average (45.6) ... Nic Demski leads in PR yards and Kendial Lawrence leads in KO yards ... Greg Jones is the ST tackles leader (6).

STAMPS SPEC TEAMS: K Rene Parades is 4th in FG percentage (83.3%) ... P Rob Maver is 2nd in punting average (48.6) ... Roy Finch leads in PR and KO yards ... W. Langlais leads the club in special teams tackles with 6.

NOTES: The referee is Kim Murphy ... Calgary is favoured by 6-points ... Riders are -6 in turnover ratio (9th) while the Stamps are +6 (2nd-best) ... Calgary is the CFL's least-penalized team while the Riders are third ... Today is the final game of the season series.  Calgary won last week at McMahon Stadium 35-15.

AT THE PRESS BOX: The Press Box Sports Bar is your pregame and postgame headquarters.  Get a ticket to the game, transportation to and from, a Molson product and Rod Pedersen Burger for $50.  Ask your server for details.

RP
@rodpedersen

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rod do know ahead, whether there'll be a CAF flyover. If you did, that would be great to add to your game day outline(first paragraph)
Go Riders !

Anonymous said...

It's games like this that show a team's character. I predict a Rider win.

Anonymous said...

I just hope the Riders don't get blown out! A win is impossible but with a few lucky breaks the Riders could keep things close (as least until the 4th quarter).

Anonymous said...

I guess at some point you may get a prediction right but not tonight

Anonymous said...

Clarence Denmark blows toronto secondary apart, but he wasnt good enough for Saskatchewan??

tskware said...

Currently 3 games out of the last playoff spot. Riders are quickly making a sweep of WPG in home and home series a must or the season is over. A win today takes some pressure off but they are painting themselves into a corner fairly quickly.

Anonymous said...

I know the goal every year is the playoffs and Grey Cup. But did we honestly expect pkayoffs this year while we rebuild?

I did expect better things at this point however but I was being realistic and expecting to make pkayoffs with so many new faces etc makes that pretty tough.

Mike D.

John Knight said...

tskware, the season won't be over til game 18. Stop using dumb statements just to prove how dumb you are.

Anonymous said...

Denmark wasn't good enough for WPG either...they cut him before SSK did.

Anonymous said...

oh my lord you are going there…yes we all know game 18 is the last one, thanks for that tips…he was meaning the riders could be eliminated from trying for playoffs before hand, is that better. Not to expect play offs maybe but to be 1 and 5 this season and having 30 points against you isn't showing that the rebuild is in the right direction at this point and yet everything else that has happened, pretty sad

Anonymous said...

The Riders may have cut Denmark but only after Winnipeg had already come to the same conclusion. Only reason he's back is due to injuries. Good on him to bounce back but to somehow try to frame the Riders org as bad evaluators based on that decision is ridiculous and done with biased vision.