Saturday, September 9, 2017
DOUBLE Z AG SALES PREVIEW: BANJO BOWL XIV
SASKATCHEWAN (5-4) AT WINNIPEG (7-3)
WHEN: 1:00 pm Sask Time, Saturday, Sept. 9/2017
WHERE: Investors Group Field, Winnipeg
BROADCAST: TSN, ESPN3, 620 CKRM Network, Sirius/XM CH 167
FORECAST: Sunny, 26 degrees Celsius/78 degrees Fahrenheit
THE LINE: Bombers favoured by 2 points
REFEREE: Andre Proulx
RIDERS: Road 1-3, Vs West 3-3
BOMBERS: Home 4-1, Vs West 2-3
RIDERS OFFENSE: RUSH 7TH, PASS 4TH, OVERALL 5TH
QB Kevin Glenn is 6th in CFL passing (2730 yards, 19 TDs, 8 INTs) ... WR Naaman Roosevelt is 4th in CFL receiving (738 yards, 5 TDs ... RB Cameron Marshall is 4th in CFL rushing (490 yards, 2 TDs) but is inactive this week ... Riders are 3rd in points scored and 4th in fewest sacks allowed.
BOMBERS OFFENSE: RUSH 1ST, PASS 7TH, OVERALL 4TH
QB Matt Nichols is 4th in passing (3005 yards, 19 TDs, 7 INTs) ... WR Darvin Adams is 6th in receiving (704 yards, 5 TDs) ... RB Andrew Harris is 2nd in rushing (599 yards, 4 TDs) ... Bombers are 2nd in points scored and 6th in sacks allowed.
RIDERS DEFENSE: RUSH 6TH, PASS 4TH, OVERALL 4TH
DEs Willie Jefferson and Toby Antigha are tied for the team sack lead (5) ... Jefferson leads in Quarterback Pressures (20) ... DB Ed Gainey leads in INT (6) ... LB Henoc Muamba leads in tackles (39) ... Riders are 3rd in points against and 6th in sacks.
BOMBERS DEFENSE: RUSH 5TH, PASS 8TH, OVERALL 8TH
DE Jamaal Westerman leads in sacks (6) ... DB T.J. Heath leads in INT (4) ... S Taylor Loffler leads in tackles (44) ... Bombers are 8th in points allowed and 4th in sacks.
RIDERS SPEC TEAMS: K Tyler Crapigna is 8th in FG percentage (81.8%) ... P Josh Bartel is 6th in punting average (44.4) ... Nic Demski leads in PR yards and Greg Morris leads in KR yards ... Denzel Radford is the special teams tackles leader (11).
BOMBERS SPECIAL TEAMS: K/P Justin Medlock is 7th in FG percentage (83.3%) and 8th in punting average (43.6) ... Kevin Fogg leads in PR yards and Ryan Lankford leads in KR yards ... Jovan Santos-Knox leads in special teams tackles (14).
NOTES: Saskatchewan is 2nd in the CFL in turnover ratio (+9) while Winnipeg is 3rd (+3) ... The Bombers are the least-penalized team while the Riders are #4 ... The 3-game season series will be decided on Saturday with each team at 1-1 ... Winnipeg is 7-6 all-time in the Banjo Bowl ... Winnipeg SB Weston Dressler is 42 yards away from joining the CFL's Top 25 all-time.