The Riders had not put in good road performances in Calgary and B.C this year, but their effort in Edmonton is one that will be talked about for all the right reasons.
The green-and-white walked into Commonwealth Stadium and spanked the 7-1 Eskimos 54-31 for their second straight win evening their record at 4-4.
The defense was the story of this game as both Jovon Johnson and Kacy Rodgers intercepted Mike Reilly passes in the 3rd quarter and returned them for touchdowns while Willie Jefferson blocked a first quarter punt before recovering it and running it in for a major.
Kevin Glenn threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns as the Riders won their first game against a Western Division opponent on the road since September of 2014 stretching a span of 14 games.
The Riders will now get ready for the annual Labour Day Classic and Banjo Bowl against the first-place Winnipeg Blue Bombers who will go in with a record of 7-2.
The Labour Day Classic will go Sunday, September 3 in a 2:00 start.