WHEN: 5:30 pm Sask Time, Thursday, July 19/2018
WHERE: Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton
BROADCAST: TSN, ESPN+, 620 CKRM Network, Sirius/XM Ch 167
FORECAST: Sunny, 27 degrees Celsius
THE LINE: Ticats favoured by 11-points
REFEREE: Andre Proulx
RIDERS: Road 0-1, Vs East 2-2
TICATS: Home 1-0, Vs West 2-2
RIDERS OFFENSE: RUSH 5TH, PASS 9TH, OVERALL 7TH
QB Brandon Bridge leads the team in passing (357 yards, 0 TDs, 3 INTs) ... WR Naaman Roosevelt leads the club in receiving (166 yards, 2 TDs) ... RB Jerome Messam leads the team in rushing (110 yards, 0 TDs) ... Riders are 7th in points scored and 6th in fewest sacks allowed.
TICATS OFFENSE: RUSH 3RD, PASS 1ST, OVERALL 1ST
QB Jeremiah Masoli is #2 in CFL passing (1378 yards, 4 TDs, 4 INTs) ... WR Brandon Banks is #3 in CFL receiving (360 yards, 1 TD) ... RB Mercer Timmis leads the team in rushing (175 yards, 4 TDs) ... Ticats are 4th in points scored and 4th in sacks allowed
RIDERS DEFENSE: RUSH 1ST, PASS 9TH, OVERALL 4TH
DE Charleston Hughes leads the CFL in sacks (5) ... LB Derrick Moncrief leads in defensive tackles (20) ... DBs Duron Carter and Nick Marshall lead in interceptions (1) .. Riders are 4th in points allowed and 5th in sacks made.
TICATS DEFENSE: RUSH 4TH, PASS 2ND, OVERALL 2ND
DT Ted Laurent leads the team in sacks (2) ... LB Larry Dean leads in tackles (21) ... DBs Richard Leonard and Cariel Brooks lead in INT (1) ... Ticats are 2nd in points and 6th in sacks.
RIDERS SPECIAL TEAMS: K Brett Lauther is 3rd in field goal percentage (90.9%) ... P Josh Bartel is 9th in punting average (42.3) with 3 punts inside the 10 ... Christion Jones leads in KR and PR yards
TICATS SPECIAL TEAMS: K/P Lirim Hajrallahu is 2nd in field goal percentage (91.7%) and 6th in punting average (44.6) ... Jackson Bennett leads in KR yards and Frankie Williams leads in PR yards ... Lucas Wacha leads in special teams tackles (5).
NOTES: Saskatchewan is -2 in turnover ratio (6th) while Hamilton is -3 (8th) ... The Ticats are 4th in penalties, the Riders 6th ... Saskatchewan has won four consecutive games against Hamilton including an 18-13 victory in Week 4 on July 5 in Regina.