Facts and Figures: Riders vs Argos

Saskatchewan vs Toronto
Game played at Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Countdown to Kick-Off: 9:00 am

Rider Nation Pre-Game Show: 11:00 am

Kick-Off: Mosaic Stadium: 12:00 pm

Game time Weather in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. +25. Mainly Sunny. West wind 17 km/hr

First time on Neutral Turf. The Saskatchewan Roughriders will meet the Toronto Argonauts for the 98th time today. The Riders have been the host 49 times, while the Argos have been the home team 48 times. Touchdown Atlantic will mark the first time the two teams will meet in a neutral site game.

Green > Blue. The green and white hold the head to head advantage over the double blue. Saskatchewan has 55 wins with 44 losses and one tie.

Eight is Great. The Riders have won the last eight matchups against Toronto. The average margin of victory over the last three games is 21.3 PPG (points per game)

Well Rested Double Blue. Fatigue should not be a problem for the Argos. They’re the only team in the league to play just three games this season, and have played one game in stretch between June 26 and July 15.

Back to Back Split. The two teams are set to meet in their sixth set of back to back matchups in their history. Only the Argos have swept the two game series on one occasion, back in 1991.

One Way Trip.  The Riders defence has not allowed multiple touchdowns in a game this season. Saskatchewan’s defence has only given up a touchdown on 7% of their drives this season.

2nd and Short is Almost Automatic. On third and short yard attempts this season, Saskatchewan leads the CFL in 11 attempts. (10 for 11). The next closest team has seven attempts.

Uncharted Waters for Boatmen. Toronto is currently on a two game losing streak. The last time the Argos were on a multiple game losing streak was October 2019.

Fajardo Strikes Back. Cody Fajardo has a perfect record against his original CFL team. Fajardo is 3-0 versus Toronto.

A Sure Thing in Nova Scotia Brett Lauther has been automatic within 40 yards recently. He has made his last 26 for 26 inside of 40 yards

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

(Information courtesy Canadian Football League)

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