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Friday, October 7, 2016

PRESS BOX SPORTS BAR PREVIEW: RIDERS AT REDBLACKS


SASKATCHEWAN (3-10) at OTTAWA (6-6-1)
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 7/2016, 5:00 pm ST
WHERE: TD Place Stadium
BROADCAST: TSN, 620 CKRM Rider Network, ESPN3, Sirius/XM CH 171
FORECAST: Sunny, 21 degrees Celsius

RIDERS: Road 0-6, Vs East 2-3
REDBLACKS: Home 2-3-1, Vs West 2-4-1

RIDER OFFENSE: RUSH 9TH, PASS 5TH, OVERALL 8TH
QB Darian Durant is 5th in CFL passing (2976 yards, 10 TD, 7 INT) ... SB Rob Bagg is the leading active receiver (523 yards, 3 TD) ... RB Curtis Steele is the leading rusher (265 yards, 0 TD) ... Riders are 9th in points scored and 6th in fewest sacks allowed.

REDBLACK OFFENSE: RUSH 6TH, PASS 1ST, OVERALL 2ND
QB Trevor Harris is 4th in passing (3181 yards, 15 TD, 3 INT) ... WR Chris Williams is their leading receiver (1206 yards, 9 TD) ... RB Trevon Van is the leading rusher (304 yards, 1 TD) ... RedBlacks are 6th in points scored and 8th in sacks allowed.

RIDER DEFENSE: RUSH 7TH, PASS 7TH, OVERALL 8TH
DT Corvey Irvin leads in sacks (4) ... DB Justin Cox leads in INT (3) ... LB Greg Jones leads in tackles (61) ... Riders are 9th in points allowed and 9th in sacks.

REDBLACK DEFENSE: RUSH 2ND, PASS 4TH, OVERALL 3RD
DT Zack Evans leads in sacks (6) ... CB Mitchell White leads in INT (2) ... LB Damaso Munoz leads in tackles (58) ... RedBlacks are 6th in points allowed and 6th in sacks.

RIDER SPEC TEAMS: K Tyler Crapigna is 4th in FG percentage (85.7) ... P Josh Bartel is 5th in punting average (45.1) ... Nic Demski leads in PR yardage and Joe Craig is the active leader in KR yards ... Jeff Knox Jr. leads in ST tackles (15).

REDBLACK SPEC TEAMS: K Chris Milo is 8th in FG percentage (82.0) ... P Zachary Medeiros is 7th in punting average (44.2) ... Tristan Jackson leads in KR/PR yards but is inactive ... Antoine Pruneau is their active leader in ST tackles (10).

NOTES: The referee is Al Bradbury ... Riders are 9th in turnover ratio (-17) while the RedBlacks are 8th (-7) ... Ottawa is the CFL's most-penalized team while Saskatchewan is 6th ... Riders beat Ottawa 30-29 in their only other meeting July 22 in Regina ... The RedBlacks are favoured by 6.5-points Friday night (Bodog).

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RP
@rodpedersen

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

DT Corvey Irvin leads the Riders in sacks ?? I though Newsome was having such a great season ?

Anonymous said...

Do you watch the games? Newsome is asked to drop back into coverage more than he rushes the QB.

The above is why Shawn Lemon wanted out. How can he pile up sacks when the defensive alignment doesn't suit your objective? Lemon was a "me" guy, not a "team" guy.

willy said...

Rider should come away with a win, call it an upset if you want but they have played pretty sound football in the last while, with the last two being wins so I will say Riders win by 11 points in this one.

Anonymous said...

Since the riders won't have the refs on their side, I'll say they lose by 21pts.

Anonymous said...

So happy, hope you are not a sore loser!

Anonymous said...

I'm not. Congrats to the riders. However, it was a very poorly played game to watch IMO. Some excellent plays, lots of mistakes. I really think the quality of the games is why the ratings are so poor. If you think watching a mistake filled game is exciting, then that's a major problem and the ratings are reflecting that. Enjoy your UP week rider fans!