It was not a good night for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
The green-and-white made a lot of mistakes as they were beaten soundly 40-17 by the Ottawa REDBLACKS to drop their record to 1-1 on the season.
Ottawa quarterback Trevor Harris threw for 345 yards and two touchdowns –one of them to William Powell who also added a touchdown on the ground as the REDBLACKS were able to have their way against a Saskatchewan defence that was so dominant in a Week 1 win over Toronto.
The Duron Carter at defensive back had mixed results. Carter intercepted a Harris pass and took it back 28 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, but he was also burned for a 55 yard touchdown by Diontae Spencer in the third quarter while taking a couple of costly penalties to keep an Ottawa drive that ended in a touchdown alive.
Of bigger concern to the Riders is the health of Zach Collaros. He left in the first half after a suspected concussion and did not return as Brandon Bridge played the rest of the way.
The Riders now have eight days until their next game. That will be a home game against Montreal on June 30 in a 7 PM start.
- Duron Carter has two career interceptions. He has returned both for touchdowns
- Collaros was 4 of 10 for 106 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions before being hurt.
- Jordan Williams-Lambert had his first career TD for the Riders hauling in a 32 yard pass from Collaros in the first quarter
- Attendance was 24, 224