Facts and Figures: Roughriders vs REDBLACKS

Saskatchewan vs Ottawa.

Countdown to Kickoff: 2:00

Rider Nation Pre-Game Show: 4:00

Opening Kickoff: 5:00

Game time weather:

Mostly Sunny. Wind SE 7-13 km/hr. +19.

Kicker Brett Lauther. Photo: Sask Roughriders
  • All-Time Record-Tonight will mark the 77th time Saskatchewan will meet Ottawa, with the Roughriders leading the series with a 47-29 record.
  • Rare Visit– The last four matchups between the two clubs have been played in Regina. The last time the Roughriders visited Ottawa was in June of 2019.
  • Roughriders Run- Saskatchewan has won their last four games against Ottawa.
  • Green Light Defence. Heading into Friday night’s game, the Roughriders and REDBLACKS have allowed the most points defensively, Saskatchewan is 8th averaging 29.9 points per game. Ottawa has allowed 33.4 over their last four games.
  • Not Going Deep- Over their last five games, the Roughriders and REDBLACKS have only averaged one deep throw per game (20+yards).
  • Playoff Positioning- If Saskatchewan wins tonight, Edmonton can’t finish above the Roughriders in the standings.
  • When the Pressure is On- 11 of Ottawa’s 13 games have been decided in the final 3:00. The REDBLACKS record in close games is 2-9. Meanwhile, Saskatchewan’s record in close games are 6-3.
  • Close But No Cigar- Ottawa has lost their last three home games by a combined 8 points.
  • Turnover Battle- The REDBLACKS (+4) hold an advantage over the Roughriders (-7) in the turnover ratio.
  • Home Cooking- Since Week 8, home teams in the CFL are 17-11
  • Playoff Implications- If Saskatchewan loses and BC wins, Winnipeg would clinch a home playoff game.

Stay Tuned for the 5th Quarter and Rider Radio Roundtable following the game.

(Information provided by the Canadian Football League)

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