Friday, August 25, 2017
DOUBLE Z AG SALES PREVIEW: ROUGHRIDERS AT ESKIMOS
SASKATCHEWAN (3-4) AT EDMONTON (7-1)
WHEN: 7:30 pm MT, Friday, August 25/2017
WHERE: Commonwealth Stadium
BROADCAST: TSN, ESPN3, 620 CKRM Network, Sirius/XM CH 167
FORECAST: Sunny, 22 degrees Celsius
REFEREE: Tom Vallesi
THE LINE: Eskimos favoured by 5.5-points
RIDERS: Road 0-3, Vs West 1-3
ESKS: Home 4-0, Vs West 2-1
RIDERS OFFENSE: RUSH 7TH, PASS 3RD, OVERALL 6TH
QB Kevin Glenn is 6th in CFL passing (2104 yards, 14 TD, 7 INTs) ... WR Naaman Roosevelt is 7th in CFL receiving (538 yards, 3 TDs) ... RB Cameron Marshall is 5th in rushing (390 yards, 2 TDs) ... Riders are 4th in points scored and 4th in sacks allowed.
ESKS OFFENSE: RUSH 5TH, PASS 1ST, OVERALL 1ST
QB Mike Reilly is 3rd in passing (2685 yards, 15 TDs, 5 INTs) ... WR Vidal Hazelton is 4th in receiving (560 yards, 4 TDs) .... RB LaDarius Perkins is 9th in rushing (205 yards, 0 TD) ... Esks are 3rd in points scored and 2nd in sacks allowed.
RIDERS DEFENSE: RUSH 8TH, PASS 4TH, OVERALL 4TH
DE Willie Jefferson and DE Toby Antigha lead the team is sacks (4) ... LB Henoc Muamba leads in tackles (29), DB Ed Gainey leads the CFL in INT (4) ... Riders are 2nd in points allowed and 8th in sacks.
ESKS DEFENSE: RUSH 7TH, PASS 3RD, OVERALL 2ND
DE Odell Willis leads in sacks (6) ... LB Kenny Ladler leads in tackles (43) ... Severall are tied for the team lead in INT (1) ... Esks are 4th in points and 2nd in sacks.
RIDERS SPEC TEAMS: K Tyler Crapigna is 8th in FG percentage (82.4%) ... P Josh Bartel is 5th in punting average (44.0) ... LB Glenn Love leads in special teams tackles (10).
ESKS SPEC TEAMS: K/P Hugh O'Neill is 8/10 on field goals with a punting average of 45.7 ... DB Cauchy Muamba leads in STT (11).
NOTES: Saskatchewan is 3rd in turnover ratio (+3) while Edmonton is 4th (+1) ... The Riders are the CFL's least-penalized team while Edmonton is most-penalized ... The 2-game season series will conclude November 4 at Mosaic Stadium ... Friday is the Eskimos' Purolator Tackle Hunger game. Fans are asked to bring a non-perishable food item and/or cash donation for Edmonton Food Banks ... A CFL season-high crowd of 36,000+ is expected.