Riders win game thanks to weather

A thunderstorm bringing heavy rain and lightning helped the Saskatchewan Roughriders win their 4th football game in a row.

The Riders were leading the Alouettes 17-10 with just over three minutes to play in the third quarter when the storm hit Percival Molson Stadium causing a delay.

With the lightning and rain still in the area two hours after that delay, the Riders were awarded the game under a CFL protocol put into effect at the start of the season.

Defence was the story of the night for the Riders as Earl Okine and Charleston Hughes had the Saskatchewan touchdowns when they recovered fumbles and scored on them.  Both of the touchdowns came after hellacious hits on quarterbacks Antonio Pipkin and Matthew Shiltz by Derrick Moncrief and Cameron Judge.

The win is Saskatchewan’s 4th straight and improves their record to 5-3.

They don’t play again until August 24 when the Ottawa REDBLACKS visit Mosaic Stadium.

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