The Riders are in the win column.
The green-and-white improved their record to 1-2 Saturday night in front of another sold out crowd at Mosaic Stadium as they defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 37-20.
Quarterback Kevin Glenn was the story in this one as he was 32 for 43 passing for 380 yards with one interception and two touchdowns while running two others in.
That first interception was perhaps what kept the game closer than it should have been as Justin Rogers stepped in front of a pass in the first quarter and took it 110 yards the other way to give Hamilton its only lead. That lead didn’t last long though as Glenn took the team downfield on a 9 play, 76 yard drive capped off by a 6 yard run from the quarterback giving the Riders a lead they would not give up.
Head Coach and General Manager Chris Jones was happy to see the team get rewarded for a solid effort after not doing so in season opening losses to Montreal and Winnipeg where the game was decided on the last play.
“If you do enough things right, you deserve to win,” Jones said. “It’s nice when you walk off the field knowing that you deserved to win the football game.”
The team now takes its first bye week of the season as they will not play again until July 22 when they visit the Calgary Stampeders.