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.