In what was arguably their best game of the season, the Saskatchewan Roughriders walked into Calgary Saturday night and defeated the Stampeders 29-24 after putting in arguably the worst game of their season last week in Winnipeg.
Quarterback Zach Collaros looked sharp all game long, completing 24 of 35 passes for 352 yards while putting together lengthy scoring drives against the Stamps’ top-ranked defence.
Brett Lauther had another huge game for the Riders, as he made all five of his field goal attempts to give him a league-leading 50 on the season.
When it was over, Riders head coach Chris Jones was very proud of his squad for what they had accomplished.
“It was a big team win. Offensively Mac, (offensive co-ordinator Stephen McAdoo) his staff, Zach and the O-line, when you have 490 yards and that many points against Calgary at their place, that’s a statement. Hopefully we can build on it as we move closer to the playoffs.
The Riders, now 11-6 on the season, will finish off the regular season on October 27th when the BC Lions come to Mosaic Stadium in a 5 o’clock start. A win in that game would not only clinch a home playoff game, but it could keep hopes of finishing first alive if the Stampeders were to lose in Winnipeg.