Saturday, July 28, 2018
DOUBLE Z AG SALES PREVIEW: CALGARY AT SASKATCHEWAN
STAMPEDERS (5-0) AT ROUGHRIDERS (3-2)
WHEN: 7:00 pm, Saturday, July 28/2018
WHERE: Mosaic Stadium Regina
BROADCAST: TSN, ESPN+, 620 CKRM Network, Sirius/XM Ch 167
FORECAST: Sunny, 27 degrees Celsius/81 Fahrenheit
THE LINE: Stamps favoured by 6.5-points
REFEREE: Al Bradbury
RIDERS: Home 2-1, Vs West 0-0
STAMPS: Road 2-0, Vs West 0-0
RIDERS OFFENSE: RUSH 3RD, PASS 9TH, OVERALL 7TH
QB Brandon Bridge leads the team in passing (522 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs) ... WR Naaman Roosevelt leads in receiving (209 yards, 3 TDs) ... RB Jerome Messam is the leading rusher (180 yards, 0 TDs) ... The Riders are 6th in points scored and 5th in fewest sacks allowed.
STAMPS OFFENSE: RUSH 2ND, PASS 3RD, OVERALL 2ND
QB Bo Levi Mitchell is 3rd in CFL passing (1330 yards, 9 TDs, 3 INTs) ... WR Kamar Jorden leads in receiving (357 yards, 3 TDs) ... RB Don Jackson is 2nd in CFL rushing (442 yards, 2 TDs) ... Stamps are 2nd in points scored and 2nd in sacks allowed.
RIDERS DEFENSE: RUSH 2ND, PASS 5TH, OVERALL 3RD
DE Charleston Hughes leads the CFL in sacks (6) ... Four players are tied for the interceptions lead: Duron Carter, Nick Marshall, Toby Antigha & Jovon Johnson (1) ... LB Sam Eguoven leads in tackles (23) ... Riders are 5th in points allowed and 4th in sacks made.
STAMPS DEFENSE: RUSH 1ST, PASS 1ST, OVERALL 1ST
DL Micah Johnson is 2nd in the CFL sack race (4) ... LB Alex Singleton is 5th in tackles (28) ... Brandon Smith and Emmanual Davis lead in INT (2) ... Stamps are 1st in points allowed and 1st in sacks.
RIDER SPECIAL TEAMS: K Brett Lauther is 5th in FG pct (86.7%) ... P Josh Bartel has a 42.1 yard punt average ... Christion Jones is #2 in the CFL in both PR and KR ... LB Sam Eguavoen is the special teams tackles leader (5).
STAMPS SPECIAL TEAMS: K Rene Parades is 4th in FG pct (92.3%) ... P Rob Maver is 5th in punting (44.8) ... Terry Williams leads in KR/PR yards ... Jameer Thurman leads in special teams tackles (6).
NOTES: These are the two best teams at protecting the football. Calgary is a whopping +13 in turnover ratio to lead the CFL while Saskatchewan is 2nd-best at +1 ... Calgary is #3 in penalties while Sask is #5 ... The Stamps were 2-1 against the Riders in the season series last year ... These two teams will meet again on August 19 in Regina, and October 20 at Calgary.