The Riders are in the win column.
Tyler Crapigna’s 53 yard field goal, his 5th of the night with 1:09 remaining in the 45h quarter proved to be the winner, one that gave the Saskatchewan Roughriders a 30-29 come-from-behind victory over the previously unbeaten Ottawa Redblacks on Friday.
Crapigna was 5 for 5 in field goal attempts and his individual effort powered the Riders (1-3) to their first victory of the season.
“I don’t think it gets any better than that,” Crapigna said after he hit the game-winner, “I had a little wind at my back and I just needed to get it up there. I didn’t really need to a put a lot of power into it. I just needed to get it up it there… I hit it smooth and I hit it straight.”
Starting in place of the injured Darian Durant, Mitchell Gale threw for 354 yards and one touchdown in his first CFL start. Receiver Naaman Roosevelt had 8 catches for 182 yards including an 89 yard pass and run for a touchdown.
Ottawa played virtually the entire game without Trevor Harris. He was injured on Ottawa’s first series of the game when he landed awkwardly after being sacked injuring his knee.
The Riders will be in Montreal next Friday to take on the Alouettes in a 5 o’clock start with our pre-game on 620 CKRM starting at 2.