It was a beautiful day in Regina as the Roughriders took to the field against the undefeated Edmonton Eskimos. Following a scoreless first quarter, ’Rider QB Reggie Slack showed why he was the highest rated quarterback in the CFL last week putting the ’Riders on the board with a 25-yard TD pass to veteran wide-out Don Narcisse at 8:18 of the second quarter. He quickly followed this with a 34-yard TD pass to RB Mike Saunders. K Paul McCallum was good on both converts and finished off the first half scoring by nailing a 47-yard FG with no time left on the clock giving Saskatchewan a 17-0 lead going into the dressing room at halftime. McCallum picked up where he left off opening the second half scoring when he connected on a 31-yard FG at 4:44. Edmonton K Sean Fleming got the green and gold on the scoreboard at 9:42 of the third stanza when his 42-yard FG attempt sailed wide scoring a single. McCallum added a single of his own at 14:01 increasing the Saskatchewan lead to 18-1. Saskatchewan continued to build their lead early in the fourth quarter when FB Shawn Daniels scored the game’s first rushing TD, a 3-yard effort at 5:05. McCallum’s convert was good increasing the ’Riders’ lead to 25-1. Under the leadership of QB Jimmy Kemp, who had come in at the half to replace an injured David Archer, the Eskimos attempted to rally late in the quarter. RB Calvin Williams busted into the end zone from the 1-yard line at 9:13 giving Edmonton their first major of the day. Kemp’s two-point convert attempt was unsuccessful but he capped off the next drive with an 18-yard rushing TD at 12:51 after Edmonton had recovered their own kick-off. Fleming’s convert was good capping the game’s scoring with the ’Riders prevailing by a 28-14 margin. Their win handed Edmonton their first loss of the year while bumping Saskatchewan’s record up to 2-1.
|Site||Local Time||Condition||Temp.||Wind||Humidity||Feels Like||Pressure|
|Regina Int'l A||7:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||20.1°C||NNE (120°) at 17 km/h||84%||26||95.18 kPa|
|Regina Int'l A||8:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||19.3°C||N (100°) at 13 km/h||86%||95.22 kPa|
|Regina Int'l A||9:00 PM||Mainly Clear||18.2°C||N (110°) at 11 km/h||89%||95.18 kPa|
|Regina Int'l A||10:00 PM||Mainly Clear||16.8°C||NNE (130°) at 11 km/h||94%||95.22 kPa|
|Regina Int'l A||11:00 PM||Mainly Clear||16.3°C||NNE (120°) at 11 km/h||94%||95.22 kPa|