Game Day Notes and Stats: Riders at Montreal


Saskatchewan at Montreal

Countdown to Kick-Off 2:30pm

Rider Nation Pre-Game Show 4:30pm

Kick-Off:  Molson Stadium 5:30pm

Game Time Weather in Montreal:  Cloudy, Chance of Showers, SE wind at 10, and 18 degrees.

-The Alouettes have yet to play at home where they were 3-4 in 2021. They were 6-3 at Molson Stadium at McGill in 2019. Saskatchewan has a 3-game win streak in Montreal.

-Montreal quarterbacks lead the CFL with 10 quarterback escape runs through 2 weeks, doubling the next closest teams (SSK & HAM 5 each). That includes 3 from Trevor Harris during a Week 2 loss to Toronto.

-Trevor Harris was 3-for-5 for 96 yards on passes of 20+ yards depth, including a key 3rd down conversion to Eugene Lewis in the 4th quarter.

-Through Week 2, the Roughriders have registered 13 sacks, nine more than any other club. Ten different players have recorded a sack including Pete Robertson (3) and Larry Dean (2) with multiple sacks.

-Saskatchewan is tied with Winnipeg for the fewest points allowed (14.5 per game) through 2 weeks and leads the CFL in several key areas including yards per play (5.3), sacks (13), pass knockdowns (8), and 2-and-outs (15) among others.

-Fumble Recoveries: In addition to sacking opposing quarterbacks, the Riders have excelled at forcing fumbles, leading the league with 4 fumble recoveries. The rest of the league combined only has 6. Saskatchewan is also tied for the league lead in interceptions (4) and leads the CFL in turnovers forced (10) and turnover ratio (+5).

-For the second week in a row Riders linebacker Larry Dean was all over the field, tallying 10 Defensive Plays (7 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, and a tackle for loss). This comes on the heels of his 11 Defensive Plays in Week 1. Dean leads the CFL with 21 Defensive Plays in total and is one off the lead in Defensive Tackles with 14.

-Cody Fajardo is playing at an elite level for Saskatchewan, ranking 2nd among starters behind BC’s Nathan Rourke in completion percentage (72.4%) and quarterback rating (114.0). Fajardo has yet to throw an interception on 58 passing attempts, ranks 2nd in 30+ yard completions, and is 2nd among QBs in rushing yards (52).

-Fajardo ranks No. 1 in deep passing efficiency (20+ yard attempts) through Week 2, completing 8 of 14 attempts for 224 yards, 2 touchdowns, and no interceptions for an efficiency rating of 164.0. He is tied for 2nd in attempts.

Don’t  forget to tune into the 5th Quarter Post Game Show with Michael Ball and Luc Mullinder.

Following that, it’s the Sportscage Radio Round Table

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