The winless BC Lions traveled east to Taylor Field to play the defending Western Division champion Saskatchewan Roughriders under cloudy skies. Saskatchewan jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on the first play of the game when K Wayne Lammle’s kickoff sailed into the end zone for a single. K Paul McCallum put the ’Riders up by four with a 49-yard FG attempt at 11:13. BC K Lui Passaglia got the Lions on the board 0:16 into the second period with a 32-yard FG. The Lions then grabbed the lead when QB Damon Allen hooked up with newly acquired receiver Rod Harris for an 85-yard TD reception. Passaglia’s convert was good and the Lions were out in front by a 10-1 margin. Passaglia increased their lead to 13-1 at 14:33 when his 34-yard FG attempt was good. Wide-out Jim Sandusky rounded out the first-half scoring with a 57-yard punting single off a broken play making the score 14-4 for the Lions at the half. The see saw battle continued into the second half as the teams exchanged FGs from 28 and 32 yards respectively. Passaglia’s 69-yard punting single at 8:57 of the final stanza of play increased the Lions lead to 11 points. That lead was short lived, however, as FB Shawn Daniels hauled in an 8-yard pass from QB Reggie Slack at 6:00 for the game’s second major. McCallum’s convert cut the Lions lead to just 5 points. However, RB Robert Drummond quickly re-established the 12-point cushion for the Lions with a 66-yard rushing TD. Passaglia’s convert was successful. A late TD reception by WR Curtis Mayfield would not be enough for Saskatchewan as the Roughriders fell to the Lions by a score of 25-20. The win gives the Lions their first victory of the season while dropping the Saskatchewan out of first place in the East.
|Site||Local Time||Condition||Temp.||Wind||Humidity||Feels Like||Pressure|
|Regina Int'l A||7:00 PM||Mainly Clear||24.9°C||NNE (130°) at 19 km/h||49%||28||94.90 kPa|
|Regina Int'l A||8:00 PM||Mainly Clear||23.1°C||NNE (120°) at 20 km/h||53%||26||94.86 kPa|
|Regina Int'l A||9:00 PM||Mainly Clear||20.9°C||NNE (120°) at 22 km/h||60%||94.90 kPa|
|Regina Int'l A||10:00 PM||Mainly Clear||20.3°C||NNE (130°) at 26 km/h||61%||94.96 kPa|
|Regina Int'l A||11:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||18.4°C||NNE (140°) at 24 km/h||68%||95.02 kPa|