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Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Calgary Stampeders Preview and Predictions 10-11-2019


The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to take a big step toward clinching their first West Division title since 2009 when they visit the Calgary Stampeders in a pivotal clash Friday. The Roughriders have won nine of their last 10 games, including a 21-6 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Week 17, to take sole possession of first place in the division and hope to increase their lead at the top by knocking off the Stampeders on the road for the third straight time in the rivalry.



"The West is so tough and at this point every game from here on out is going to be a playoff game," Saskatchewan quarterback Cody Fajardo told reporters. "We're going to Calgary and it's going to be a playoff atmosphere." Calgary missed a chance to grab a share of first place as it dropped a 21-17 decision to the Montreal Alouettes in Week 17. The Stampeders had won their previous four games before turning the ball over four times in the loss to Montreal, but still control their own destiny in their quest for their fourth consecutive division title as they look to secure the tiebreaker in the series following a 37-10 win over the Roughriders on July 6. "We're not playing to the standard we should be," Calgary quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell told reporters. "There are a lot of details that we need to look at ourselves and take care of if we want to be that team and get to the game we want to get to."

TV: 9:30 p.m. ET, TSN



ABOUT THE ROUGHRIDERS (10-4): Fajardo completed 18-of-23 passes for 300 yards and a touchdown against Winnipeg to help the Roughriders take top spot after the 14-game mark for the first time since 1976. Shaq Evans was named one of the CFL's Top Performers of the Week after he hauled in seven passes for 193 yards and a touchdown against the Blue Bombers to surpass 1,000 receiving yards for the first time in his career. Saskatchewan signed linebacker Gary Johnson Jr., who appeared in two preseason games with the Washington Redskins in 2019, to the practice roster Monday.

ABOUT THE STAMPEDERS (9-5): Mitchell went 31-of-43 for 464 yards and a touchdown against the Alouettes to become the 18th player in CFL history to reach 2,000 completions with 2,029. Josh Huff had his best game in a Calgary uniform as he caught nine passes for 149 yards and a touchdown, but the Stampeders blew a 10-point lead to suffer their fifth defeat in their last six trips to Montreal. Running back Don Jackson rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown in his first action since missing the previous four games with concussion-like symptoms.



EXTRA POINTS

1. Calgary is 19-6 at home since the start of the 2017 season.

2. Fajardo has accounted for seven touchdowns and zero interceptions in his last three games.

3. Saskatchewan has held seven of its last nine opponents to fewer than 20 points.




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Stadium

McMahon Stadium
Calgary, Alberta, CAN.
Capacity: 35,650

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Last Injuries

Calgary Stampeders

  • William Langlais

    Undisclosed
    Ques Fri | questionable

  • Romar Morris

    Undisclosed
    Early Nov | Six-Game Injured List

  • Tre Roberson

    Concussion
    Ques Fri | questionable

  • Ivan McLennan

    Knee
    Early Nov | Six-Game Injured List

  • Juwan Brescacin

    Undisclosed
    Early Nov | Six-Game Injured List

  • Derek Dennis

    Undisclosed
    Ques Fri | questionable

  • Kamar Jorden

    Knee
    Early Nov | Six-Game Injured List

  • Don Jackson

    Undisclosed
    Ques Fri | questionable

Saskatchewan Roughriders

  • Zach Collaros

    Concussion
    Ques Fri | questionable

  • Justin McInnis

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • Takoby Cofield

    Hamstring
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • Brayden Lenius

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • Carlos Henderson

    Undisclosed
    Early Nov | Six-Game Injured List

  • Patrick Lavoie

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • Jeremy Faulk

    Undisclosed
    Early Nov | Six-Game Injured List

  • Micah Johnson

    Ankle
    Ques Sat | questionable

calgary-stampeders Stats 2019

Passing
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Montell Cozart 1 0 112.500 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 11
Nick Arbuckle 11 0 106.918 76 237 174 5 0 0 11 2103
Bo Levi Mitchell 6 0 85.999 51 229 147 7 0 0 8 1732
Rob Maver 13 0 .000 25 2 2 0 0 0 0 44
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Ka'Deem Carey 8 0 422 31 75 2
Terry Williams 13 0 242 28 46 1
Don Jackson 3 0 125 25 30 1
Nick Arbuckle 11 0 68 13 23 4
Ante Milanovic-Litre 10 0 40 11 10 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Reggie Begelton 12 0 1036 76 72 0 7
Eric Rogers 13 0 797 42 65 0 7
Markeith Ambles 9 0 407 28 35 0 0
Richard Sindani 9 0 250 51 18 0 0
Colton Hunchak 4 0 176 57 12 0 0
Defense
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Brandon Smith 9 0 0 0 0 1 2 64 0 0 0 0
Charlie Power 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Casher 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 9 0
Cordarro Law 11 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 7 44 0
Cory Greenwood 12 0 0 0 3 1 1 18 0 2 7 0
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Rene Paredes 13 0 33 39 59 22 22
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Terry Williams 13 0 28 0 103 706
Reggie Begelton 12 0 5 0 34 109
Josh Huff 5 0 4 0 35 96
Lorenzo Jerome 2 0 2 0 47 73
Colton Hunchak 4 0 1 0 17 17
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Terry Williams 13 0 5 3 2 0 0 0
Reggie Begelton 12 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
Nick Arbuckle 11 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
Bo Levi Mitchell 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Ka'Deem Carey 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Bo Levi Mitchell 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Brandon Smith 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
DaShaun Amos 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Don Jackson 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Eric Rogers 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Terry Williams 13 0 50 0 49 532
Romar Morris 2 0 4 0 14 21
Lorenzo Jerome 2 0 3 0 8 20
Ante Milanovic-Litre 10 0 1 0 -5 -5
Markeith Ambles 9 0 1 0 10 10

saskatchewan-roughriders Stats 2019

Passing
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Cody Fajardo 12 0 99.588 98 324 231 7 0 0 10 2862
Isaac Harker 3 0 49.306 37 33 21 3 0 0 0 254
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
William Powell 12 0 751 42 149 10
Cody Fajardo 12 0 396 22 70 9
Marcus Thigpen 12 0 139 20 30 1
Bryan Bennett 6 0 23 10 4 0
Shaquelle Evans 12 0 12 5 3 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Shaquelle Evans 12 0 869 51 49 0 3
Kyran Moore 12 0 641 98 47 0 3
Naaman Roosevelt 12 0 566 33 48 0 1
Cory Watson 8 0 277 27 27 0 1
William Powell 12 0 195 18 26 0 1
Defense
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
A.C. Leonard 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 24 0
Cameron Judge 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 23 0
Charleston Hughes 10 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 13 58 0
Derrick Moncrief 12 0 0 0 1 0 3 38 0 4 32 0
Earl Okine 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Brett Lauther 7 0 16 19 57 14 13
Gabriel Ferraro 5 0 7 9 48 12 11
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Loucheiz Purifoy 12 0 32 0 87 856
Christion Jones 6 0 29 0 35 583
Marcus Thigpen 12 0 6 0 100 204
Carlos Henderson 1 0 1 0 27 27
Charbel Dabire 4 0 1 0 4 4
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Cody Fajardo 12 0 3 2 2 0 0 0
Kyran Moore 12 0 3 1 1 0 0 0
Marcus Thigpen 12 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
Christion Jones 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Emmanuel Arceneaux 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Charleston Hughes 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Cody Fajardo 12 0 0 49 0 49 1 0 19
Cory Watson 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Earl Okine 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jon Ryan 12 0 0 3863 0 77 76 0 0
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Christion Jones 6 0 23 0 28 215
Marcus Thigpen 12 0 23 0 18 155
Kyran Moore 12 0 20 0 38 190