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Sunday, November 4, 2018

ROUGHRIDERS TO HOST BLUE BOMBERS IN 2018 CFL WESTERN SEMIFINAL


The Saskatchewan Roughriders (12-6) will host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (10-8) in the 2018 Canadian Football League Western Semifinal next Sunday, November 11.

With Calgary's 26-9 win at BC on Saturday night, the Stampeders clinched first-place in the CFL West Division standings at 13-5. That means Calgary has earned a bye in the semifinal round, and will host the West Division Final on Sunday, November 18.

The Stampeders will face the winner of the 2nd-place Roughriders and the 3rd-place Blue Bombers.

Kickoff in the WSF will be at 3:30 pm CT at Mosaic Stadium on TSN and the 620 CKRM Rider Radio Network.

- This marks the first time Saskatchewan has hosted a playoff game since 2013 and will be the first playoff game at new Mosaic Stadium. The same year the Riders last hosted a playoff game was the year they last won the Grey Cup.

- Saskatchewan has a 23-26-1 (.588) home record in the playoffs.

- Winnipeg’s road record in the playoffs is 21-32 (.396)

- The last time the two teams met in the CFL Playoffs was the 2007 Grey Cup in Toronto when Saskatchewan prevailed 23-19.

- The teams met in the regular season on three occasions. Week 12 saw the Roughriders win at home 31-23. Week 13 saw Saskatchewan sweep the home and home series following a 32-27 victory. In the final matchup Winnipeg shutout Saskatchewan 31-0 at Investors Group Field during Week 18.

*Tickets are available at Riderville.com, Ticketmaster.ca, the Mosaic Stadium ticket office or by phone at 1-888-4-RIDERS.

2 comments:

Tim Paquin said...

Saskatchewan has a 23-26-1 (.588) home record in the playoffs. Looks more like .469 to me.

Brady Y said...

Hate to say it but I'm afeard the Bombers win this one. I hope I am wrong but unless Zach is 110% healthy this will be tough. Need a sellout of Rider fans not a pile of Bomber fans makin ther way West.