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Saturday, September 30, 2017

UNIVERSAL COLLISION CENTRE RECAP: SASK 18 OTT 17




OTTAWA - A rouge left the Ottawa Redblacks red in the face Friday night.

Josh Bartel kicked a 41-yard punt single with just over two minutes to play as the Saskatchewan Roughriders rallied past the Redblacks 18-17 on Friday.

Bartel's game-winning point completed an 18-point comeback by Saskatchewan. The win came despite the fact that William Powell set a new Redblacks' record for rushing yards in a single game. Jonathan Williams set the mark of 180 yards in 2014. Powell broke it late in the third quarter, finishing the game with 187 yards.

"I'm feeling great, the O-line is doing great and we just have to try to get a win,'' said Powell. "Everything was clicking and we were doing what we had focus on doing. We wanted to come in and establish the run, and I felt like we did that. Some mistakes at the end of the game though.''

Ottawa's record dropped to 5-9-1 and the Redblacks are now in danger of losing their second seed and a playoff berth in the East Division. Saskatchewan improved to 7-6 and is tied with Edmonton for third in the CFL West. The Eskimos host Winnipeg on Saturday.

The Roughriders trailed 17-7 heading into the fourth quarter but a six-yard touchdown run by Kienan Lafrance and a 16-yard field goal by Tyler Crapigna at 9:46 tied the game 17-17.

"To be on the road against a good team like that, be down 17 and come back and win, that's big. It shows a lot about the team,'' said Roughriders quarterback Kevin Glenn, who recorded his 100th win tying him on the all-time list with retired quarterback Matt Dunigan

"He's gonna be mad about that one. He always gets mad when I pass him or tie him for something,'' Glenn joked. "When you tie him, one of the greatest quarterbacks to play in this league, it's big. It's a really good feeling because of how this game went and I'm always going to remember this 100th win.''

Glenn was 20-of-32 passing for 252 yards.

Both offences sputtered in the first half as the Redblacks took an 11-0 lead into the break.

An interception by the Redblacks turned into a 22-yard field goal by Brett Maher at 13:18 of the first for the opening score of the game.

In the second quarter, Ryan Lindley threw his first CFL touchdown when he connected with Greg Ellingson in the back of the end zone for an 18-yard strike at 10:47 of the first.

Lindley was making his second start at quarterback for the Redblacks following the injuries to Trevor Harris and Drew Tate. Although he says he felt better than he did during a loss in Winnipeg last week, Lindley wasn't happy with his performance.

"It's frustrating. All I can do is look at the way I played and I know I need to play better in the fourth quarter and the second half, '' said Lindley, who completed 17-of-31 passes for 164 yards with a touchdown and interception.

"I felt a lot more comfortable with the guys and I felt in sync and it was good to get back in a rhythm,'' said Lindley. "It's tough to put your finger on one thing though. You make your own breaks in this game. At the end of the day there was stuff out there and we could have made plays, I could have made plays, and we didn't.''

Powell rushed for 111 yards in the opening half, giving him three consecutive 100-plus yard rushing games for the first time in his career.

He kept piling up the yards in the second half, collecting another 36 on the opening drive of the third quarter that ended with a one-yard touchdown run by Lindley at 4:43.

Powell was stopped on the two-point conversion and holding the Redblacks lead to 17-0.

The Roughriders got their first points of the game at 10:49 of the third quarter on a 97-yard punt return for a touchdown by Christion Jones. Tyler Crapigna's conversion made the score 17-7.

Notes: During the national anthem the Riders players and coaches stood along the sidelines and locked arms ... Redblacks defensive lineman Jonathan Newsome carried the flag and led his team onto the field Friday. Newsome played 18 games with the Roughriders last season and one this season.

(Canadian Press)

POSTGAME COMMENTS FROM CHRIS JONES

- A lotta teams when they get down 17-0 in the rain and cold would not have come outta here with the win. Ottawa's a good team even though their record wouldn't indicate it. They handled the game well especially with a young QB in the first half. We re-adjusted at halftime and that big play by Christion Jones provided a spark and then we poured gas on it.

- Craig Dickenson and Shep do a great job preparing 'em on special teams and the players do a great job working each week and today they executed those schemes.

- When we started zero coverage at the end and filled the gaps, I don't really like doing that because we should be able to play base, but we did enough to win the game. That's why we came over here.

- It's good team building to stay down here for the week between games. It's been a long time since camp. We've got two guys to a room, you know how it is. We'll have one day off, come back for one day and lift, and do a walk-through at the Capital. We'll be busy while we're out here.

- I don't think anybody got hurt today so we're fortunate.

RP
@rodpedersen

65 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting for the Riders offence to get underway.

Evan Wiome said...

HOW THE F#$K DID THE RIDERS NOT LOSE THAT GAME?

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! What a win!! Closer than I would of liked, but I'll Take!!

Anonymous said...

Huh? Luc Mulinder says Roughriders win by a rouge. What the heck is a rouge? Sounds like some made up Canadian nonsense, but tonight will take it.

Anonymous said...

What the hell is it going to take for them to realize that sometimes a 4 man rush can be a good thing????
We didn't deserve those 2 points today!!

Anonymous said...

Sask is now tied with Edmonton not 2 pets behind. Hope Wpg wins tomorrow.

Adrian DeCorby said...

Even an ugly win counts the same as a great win! I'll take the win, but being down to Ottawa 17-0 through almost 3 Q's with Ryan Lindley at QB is very concerning.

The run defence was absolutely embarrassing today... they need Nick James back in the defensive interior, the run D hasn't been the same since he went down. The reluctance to send pressure against such an inexperienced QB was also a worry .... for such a Defence "genius", the Riders gameplan seems questionable too often under CJ

Happy to see KG lead the comeback in the 4th, but his hand may be bothering him still; he lacked zip on the INT in the 1st Q and his passes weren't as accurate as normal. When 100% he is the man to lead this team in 2017, but if nicked up maybe he should sit for a couple weeks, and have Bridge see live bullets so he's rested for the stretch run & playoffs. Same can be said for Duron Carter, high ankle sprains are tough/brutal injuries, and he should rest it up for a couple weeks if possible. It has been a clear issue the past couple weeks.

Happy with the W though, but time to put in more work to get better!

Adrian in Saskatoon

Anonymous said...

One of these times having only 1 backup O lineman on the roster is going to kill us! ie: when Labatte and Dennis or another guy go down.

Anonymous said...

This game goes to prove that the riders are going Nowhere again this year the west isnt worried at all

Anonymous said...

Who was the bright light at TSN who took us over to the Calgary/Montreal game with the Sask/Ottawa game tied and only two and a half minutes left in the game. What happened to the practice of finishing the first game, then joining the second game in progress.

As a result, I missed the finish of the Rider game but got to see Montreal score one point on the opening kickoff. Wow, was that ever exciting.

Anonymous said...

Great great character win. Sometimes you find a way to lose the game and today we found a way to win the game. Tough conditions and they came through. We are sitting tied with Edm with the Esks having a game in hand. We are 2 points ahead of BC with equal games played and we own the tie breaker. Sitting not bad considering how we started the season. Looking good with 5 games to go..

Anonymous said...

2 points is 2 points even if it was against an eastern team with their 3rd string quarterback.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand comments like" we don't deserve to win", etc. A win is a win, do you really think that our riders wanted to lose? Lets be positive for a change. Sports provides us with all types of plays. Football, provides with all kinds of oohs and awes. That is why we love the game. Of course we hope and cheer for our riders to win all their games but we know that wouldn't happen. We support their efforts and tonights game was a great effort created by the Roughriders, Well Done Guys!

mac said...

Never gave up ! I like it ! Bodes well ! I was a naysayer at the start and starting to eat crow .

Anonymous said...

Yes, we did not deserve those 2 points, but we should have had 4 points from those early over-time losses and missed kicks. What goes around, comes around.

Anonymous said...

Meh.

Anonymous said...

Last week Jerome Messam pounded the Riders for 127 yards this week William Powell made our 3-man rush look stupid with 148 yards rushing. I thought Chris Jones was supposed to be some kind of defensive guru. It took him 7 quarters to figure out you need more than three guys to plug the holes.
Then Kevin Glenn, our anointed savior hasn't generated a touchdown since the second quarter of the Banjo Bowl.
That's four games ago,in that time we've been outcoached in every way possible but very fortunate to play Hamilton using their backup and Ottawa with their 3rd stringer.

Sign me;
Not impressed.

Anonymous said...

Wow when Hughie Campbells son went for the 2 after they went up 17 -zip I thought this might bite him in the backside. 1d10t

Scott Thompson said...

Gross, but we'll take it.

Anonymous said...

Glenn's hand aint right. He ubderthrew every pass over 20 yards

Anonymous said...

I mentioned earlier on here today that this win would not be written in stone and that the Riders had to play solid football for 60 minutes. Well that being out the window they played solid football for about 6 minutes altogether in the first 3 quarters but did finally come up with the win. Not pretty but 2 more points in the standings.

Anonymous said...

Next week the Saskatchewan/Toronto game is not being televised on TSN. Instead we get to see a soccer game. Who is letting TSN mess with the CFL broadcasts?

3RD and 1 said...

This fan base is something else. Birch when we lose. Bitch when we win by a single point. Only happy when the Riders find a team decimated by injury and slober Knick them into next week. Like the EE game when the Riders smashed that best up bunch. The only thing is you don’t learn anything from a game like that.
To go into Ottawa and get served for 3/4 if the game. Then face pouring rain and terrible conditions. Only to sneak away with 2 points is huge. The Riders deserved that victory in every way. They dug down deep and found a way to Win in the ugliest of ways. To learn everything they did. Including humility and still come away with 2 points is exactly what this team needs. It’s a total character and confidence booster that untites a crew like the Riders. Look for a much better effort in Toronto.
If I could suggest one thing in TO it would be to leave Muamba a few yards back in the middle. Spy the new Wilder Jr running back. That is going to be the only way to contain this new specimen the CFL has never seen before. He is an instant threat in every play. Off tackle and one single move and his size and speed and he’s gone to the house. He is a scary RB and he hasn’t even found his legs or a comfort style of play yet. Look out cause he is one scary Mo Fo
Hopefully we get Lucky and new acquired 27 year old RB Richards adapts to the CFL and also becomes a scary RB.

Anonymous said...

It has been obvious over the past many years that there are some working for TSN that are Calgary fans and they dont like the Riders. I have never seen them switch away from the game ending to a new game, but it was to the Stampeder game, so go figure it. Years ago, TSN told Glen Suitor not to play up the Riders and it has been clear that he doesnt!!

Darren Muller said...

All in all it was a tough game to watch. However the Riders always were in the game as Ottawa couldn't drive that nail into us. The punt return was the spark that got the team engaged and hungry it appeared and the momentum went to our side immediately. I'm not complaining about the run defence as I feel coming into a very tough place to play and sneaking out with the win can only bring this team together even more as they spend next week out east. It was a grind but sure nice to see the fight and desire to pull out a win.

Anonymous said...

Fluky win ... spread and total messed with Vegas. Time for Bridge

Anonymous said...

Some write that the Riders didn't deserve the win?

When a team is on the road in front of a loud sold out stadium, it starts to pour rain in the second half and they are down by 17 in the 3rd quarter, then come back to win by one point,......my opinion is that's the VERY definition of deserving to win.

Anonymous said...

Every win is 2 points, no matter how ugly.

Anonymous said...

A game for everyone
1 turd happy with the win
1 turd think the Riders were lucky to win and bitch
1 turd hate Jones and find every excuse why he should
be fired

Andre Proulx

Anonymous said...

Great comeback win! Difference in the game was the excellent run back by Jones. Nicely done by the special teams on that play.

I also thought it odd that TSN pre-empted the last two minutes of a close game but I really like listening to Rod and Luc call it. In fact a shout out to Luc for calling a great game.
Bart

Anonymous said...

They told us that TSN1 was going to switch to the Calgary-Montreal game and the Rider game would continue on TSN 3, 4, and 5. Don`t you guys pay attention or did the language on your TV switch to Swahili and thereby confusing you.

Lee said...

What were u watching..i saw the rider game to the end including jones shaking hands . Fall off your wallets get cable, rabbit ears went out years ago.

Anonymous said...

Well, there you have it Riderville, Mr Chris Jones, Mr John Murphy, Mr Craig Reynold have delivered a winning team! Now 7 - 6 and climbing up in the CFL West Division. Whooooooo Rahhhhhhhhhh! The Saskatchewan Roughriders are truly on their way back to respectability and prominence while leaving in the dust the laughing stock tag of the league of the last regime. You can feel it, you can see it, Rider Pride is back.

"In Jones We Trust"

Anonymous said...

2 points is 2 points, not pretty but we'll take it

Unknown said...

Of course we did. Silly thing to say...like saying we deserved to win when we lost. A win is a win and this one demonstrated a lot of character.

Dustin said...

I think im the only one that was on a channel that didnt get changed to the Stamps game lol

Anonymous said...

Yeah I thought tat was garbage by tsn to. Going to the stamps game before the rider game ended, bull, maybe the CBC should take the cfl back. Under a complete schedule , keep it Canadian .

Anonymous said...

is Friends of the Riders Lottery giving away tiki torches now?

Anonymous said...


1. Lot of bitching and moaning after a win
2. The stupidity of Rider fans shows again regarding TSN. The game was on many channels, but I guess you're too stupid to pick up a remote and actually check instead opting to whine and moan at your own laziness
3. Kevin Glenn is not right
4. Long live the Rouge!

Anonymous said...

Why did you just turn the channel to the other TSN feed?

Anonymous said...

Get Shaw and you won't miss anything

Anonymous said...

The only negative commenters here are non-Rider fans so who cares what they post. Riders are back and once Glenn is healthy, we will smoke teams. Not bad work from a QB that non fans said was no good. He just tied Dunigan with 100 wins. Future CFL HOF.

Anonymous said...

Penalty to Turd and 1. Offside! Tree yards will be applied on kickoff.

Andre Proulx

Anonymous said...

He always does that. Hes a dink and dunk qb.

Anonymous said...

This 3 down lineman crap with zero pressure has to stop, Jones needs to wakeup and use the talent we have properly, we were lucky to squeak out the win, and that punt return gave us the spark we needed

Anonymous said...

they are doing a poll on who is the biggest factor for sask's comeback and only have sask players to choose from...how about the guy from ottawa that pretty much handed the ball to sask's defence when in at least field goal position...this whole loss for ottawa is on him and only reason sask won...that field goal or td happens from that drive and it was lights out so sask got a lucky break. Watched the whole game and no one can tell me sask deserved that, they were absolutely horrible and handed the win/

Anonymous said...

We saw the whole Rider game TSN3, usually one of the 5 TSN channels will switch to the next game if there is a double header such as last night (TSN 1 switched at kickoff stamps and ALS). If you were on TSN 1 that is why you missed the last few minutes of Rider game.

Next week Saturday Toronto, Rider game is on TSN 5,4,& 3 at 2:00 TSN 1 is showing a Vancouver whitecaps game. TSN 3 is the west (prairie feed usually).

Anonymous said...

What the heck is everyone talking about? I watched the game from start to finish on TSN, including the end game handshakes, player interactions. I then watched the intro handoff to the Alouettes game where they proceded to be blown out embarrassed by the Stampeders.

Stuie

@mrt_man said...

Sounds like you were watching the wrong tsn channel. We got the whole game.

@mrt_man said...

This isn't actually true is it?

Anonymous said...

Didn't watch it, but heard we squeaked one out. Good job boys.

donna Campbell said...

Who gives a crap we won the boys had fun and everybody got a prize! except Ottawa.

Anonymous said...

Watching TSN live is all fine and good BUT if you PVR games it's very difficult to know which TSN station to PVR! TSN doesn't generally tell you, until the game is in progress, that you must to switch stations to catch the end or beginning of the next game. I live out east and most games have a very late start (Hamilton game started at 11pm last week in Ontario) so I PVR and watch the next day. Lots of people PVR due to late starts etc.. plus not everyone gets all five TSN stations it depends on your cable package.

Anonymous said...

Wow...
How much fun are you after a loss?

Anonymous said...

For @ 120 bucks a year you get all the TSN channels which allows you to watch the same game on at the same time on all channels. On the odd occasion as per last night TSN does what they did so you p@#s and moan and perhaps shell out for the extra channels. Used to have darts or soccer on the main channel so better now but still it's a ploy to get you spending your money. I did it but in the end doubt if I get my money's worth but it makes TSN happy.

Anonymous said...

TURNING POINT OF THE GAME;

Without a doubt, the long gain catch/s by Duron Carter to place the team into scoring position shortly thereafter the Lil Chris Jones Jr touchdown return. That there was your TURNING POINT folks, they woke and put the pedal to the metal so to say. Win result !!!!

Stuie

GangGreen said...

I have Shaw, and I only get TSN1 and TSN2. Putting anything solely on 3-5 is just greedy and disrespectful. TSN are jackasses.

Not streaming the games to the US is just dumb, too. Leaving me to hunt for a VPN.

TSN is crap. We deserve better. Long live ckrm.

Anonymous said...

It is now time for the non believers to shut up. First you said Riders wouldn't win 1 game, then you said we would not win on the road, then you said Riders wouldn't beat a western team, now we have a winning record, When are you going to admit we are a vastly improved team as a result of the coach and mgt. team and worthy of the record we have and are steadily improving. It goes to show you are all full of it and know nothing about football.

Anonymous said...

Game cut away - Sask Tel MaxTV service for ya.

Anonymous said...

Not all of the negative comments are from non-Rider fans.
Some of us just aren't blind or brainwashed.
They didn't play good enough to win but they lucked out.

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T. Brown said...

In the last 19 minutes the boys held the RBs to 17 points, and put up 18 for the win. They did it on the road, on a short week, and in the rain.

That’s the kind of win that builds character IMO.

Unknown said...

Punt single in 4th leaving Ottawa more than TWO MINUTES to move the ball down the field to meet or beat A ONE POINT LEAD. Defence stopped them. The Roughriders ABSOLUTELY deserved the W! There is NO QUESTION about it.

Anonymous said...

Nobody cares.

@mrt_man said...

I would like to take a moment to thank the OC in Ottawa... We had no answer for the run, but they decided to quit running it in the 4th during run the clock out and kill these silly riders time. That was so nice of them. Why they would try to have the 3rd stringer throw instead of letting powell prance through out defence some more, I'll never know.