ROUGHRIDERS (3-3) AT ESKIMOS (4-2)
WHEN: 8:00 pm MT, Thursday, August 2/2018
WHERE: Commonwealth Stadium Edmonton
BROADCAST: TSN, ESPN+, 620 CKRM Network, Sirius/XM Ch 167
FORECAST: Cloudy, 21 degrees Celsius, 40% chance of rain
THE LINE: Eskimos favoured by 7-points
REFEREE: Dave Foxcroft
RIDERS: Road 1-1, Vs West 0-1
ESKS: Home 2-1, Vs West 2-0
RIDERS OFFENSE: RUSH 2ND, PASS 9TH, OVERALL 7TH
QB Brandon Bridge leads the club in passing (669 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs) ... SB Naaman Roosevelt leads the team in receiving (237 yards, 3 TDs) ... RB Tre Mason is the club's leading active rusher (189 yards, 0 TD) ... Riders are 5th in points scored and 5th in fewest sacks allowed.
ESKIMOS OFFENSE: RUSH 5TH, PASS 1ST, OVERALL 1ST
QB Mike Reilly leads the CFL in passing (2063 yards, 13 TDs, 6 INTs) ... WR Duke Williams leads the CFL in receiving (672 yards, 5 TDs) ... RB CJ Gable is 5th in rushing (400 yards, 1 TD) ... Eskimos are 3rd in points scored and 1st in fewest sacks allowed.
RIDERS DEFENSE: RUSH 1ST, PASS 5TH, OVERALL 2ND
DE Charleston Hughes leads the CFL in sacks (8) ... DL Toby Antigha leads the club in INT (2) ... LB Sam Eguavoen leads in tackles (28) ... Riders are 6th in points allowed and 4th in sacks made.
ESKS DEFENSE: RUSH 8TH, PASS 3RD, OVERALL 5TH
DL Kwaku Boateng is 2nd in the CFL sack race (5) ... S Neil King and DB Aaron Grymes lead the team in INT (1) ... LB JC Sherritt leads in tackles (34) ... Esks are 5th in points allowed and 2nd in sacks.
RIDERS SPECIAL TEAMS: K Brett Lauther is 3rd in field goal percentage (90%) ... P Josh Bartel has a punting average of 42.6 ... Christion Jones leads in KR and PR yards ... LB Sam Eguavoen leads in special teams tackles (6).
ESKS SPECIAL TEAMS: K Sean Whyte is 5th in FG percentage (83.3%) ... P Hugh O'Neill is 5th in punting average (45.8) ... B. Smith leads the CFL in special teams tackles (9).
NOTES: Edmonton is 3rd in turnover ratio (+1) while Saskatchewan is 5th (0) ... The Riders are 6th in penalties while the Esks are 8th ... Edmonton beat Saskatchewan 35-12 in the teams' preseason opener ... The Eskimos visit Saskatchewan on October 8 to close the 2-game season series.