The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 2008 Season

Season Summary

Saskatchewan Roughriders 2008 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Saskatchewan Roughriders 2008 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 40 50 L1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 12 6 0 24 500 471 W3 4-2-0
    Home 9 7 2 0 14 290 203 W3 4-2-0
    Visitor 9 5 4 0 10 210 268 W1 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 10 5 5 0 10 258 247 W1 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 7 1 0 14 242 224 W2 5-1-0

Full 2008 League Standings

Saskatchewan Roughriders 2008 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.639 3-2-0 (5) 2-3-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.361 4-0-0 (4) 3-1-0 (4)
BC Lions (3) 0.611
Calgary Stampeders (4) 0.722
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.556
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.167
Montreal Alouettes (2) 0.611
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.222
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.444

Team Scoring

20082007 +/-
Average Combined Score 53.94 +0.39
Average Winning Score 33.67 -0.83
Average Losing Score 16.00 -3.33
Average Home Score 32.22 -1.44
Average Visitor Score 23.33 -1.89
Average Margin of Victory 10.33 -6.25
Average Margin of Loss 15.83 -1.33

2008 Saskatchewan Roughriders Attendance

  • Capacity: 30,945
  • Total: 269,965
  • High: 30,985
  • Avg: 29,996 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 2007 Avg: +1,942
  • Low: 28,800
  • Sellouts: 5
  • % of Capacity: 96.93
  • Diff from League Avg: +1,222

More 2008 Attendance Numbers

Coaches

Head Coaches

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Assistant Coaches
  • Paul LaPolice – Offensive Coordinator
  • Jamie Barresi – Running backs
  • Mike Gibson – Offensive line
  • Richie Hall – Defensive Coordinator
  • Ron Estay – Defensive line
  • Gary Etcheverry – Defensive assistant
  • Alex Smith – Special teams

Stadium

  • 2008 home stadium: Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field
  • Capacity: 30,945
  • Playing surface: Granulated Rubber Filled Artificial Turf (FieldTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 2008 – Expansion

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

471 (26.2)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Saskatchewan 334780 9461155 651782 9885183 290 (32.2)210 (23.3)500 (27.8)
Opponent 5559114 6182143 395695 4871119 268 (29.8)203 (22.6)

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 2 (2-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 6 (4-2-0) 6 (3-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (2-1-0) 8 (5-3-0) 1 (1-0-0) 9 (6-3-0)
After 2nd 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (3-2-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (3-4-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 12 (6-6-0)
After 3rd 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (3-4-0) 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 10 (4-6-0)
After 4th 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 12 (12-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 2008 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Michael Bishop

Defensive Star

  • 1 – Renauld Williams

Canadian Star

  • 1 – Stu Foord
  • 1 – Rob Bagg

Special Teams Star

  • 1 – Luca Congi

Saskatchewan Roughriders 2008 Player Awards and Nominations

2008 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Wes Cates (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Maurice Lloyd (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Gene Makowsky (Division Finalist)
  • Canadian Player — Gene Makowsky (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Weston Dressler (Winner)
2008 Other Awards
  • Tom Pate Memorial Award — Jeremy O'Day (Winner)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 2008 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–4 (4) [TOR] Keith Shologan (DL) Central Florida
1–7 (7)   Shea Emry (LB) British Columbia (UBC)
2–2 (10) [EDM] Jonathan St. Pierre (OL) Illinois State
2–6 (14) [BC] Michael Stadnyk (DL) Montana
4–6 (30) [BC] J.F. Morin-Roberge (OL) Montana
5–8 (40)   Jeff Zelinski (DB) Saint Mary's
6–1 (41) [HAM] Teale Orban (QB) Regina

Saskatchewan Roughriders 2008 All-Star Selections

4 All-Canadian Selections
RB Wes Cates
G Gene Makowsky
LB Maurice Lloyd
LB Anton McKenzie
4 All-Division Selections
RB Wes Cates
G Gene Makowsky
LB Maurice Lloyd
LB Anton McKenzie

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Fri. June 13 7:00 PM
BC 13 @ SSK 33 W 28,800  
B
Thu. June 19 9:00 PM
SSK 7 @ EDM 37 L 33,508  
1
Sat. June 28 7:30 PM
EDM 13 @ SSK 34 W 28,800 TSN
2
Fri. July 4 10:00 PM
SSK 26 @ BC 16 W 33,813 TSN
3
Sat. July 12 4:00 PM
SSK 33 @ HAM 28 W 20,874 TSN
4
Sat. July 19 7:00 PM
MTL 33 @ SSK 41 W 28,800 TSN, RDS
5
Sun. July 27 7:00 PM
TOR 22 @ SSK 28 W 28,800 TSN
6
Sat. Aug. 2 8:00 PM
SSK 22 @ CGY 21 W 25,650 TSN
7
Thu. Aug. 7 10:00 PM
CGY 30 @ SSK 25 L 28,800 TSN
9
Thu. Aug. 21 9:00 PM
SSK 10 @ EDM 27 L 48,808 TSN
10
Sun. Aug. 31 3:00 PM
WPG 6 @ SSK 19 W 30,985 TSN
11
Sun. Sept. 7 4:00 PM
SSK 34 @ WPG 31 W 29,770 TSN
12
Sat. Sept. 13 10:00 PM
SSK 23 @ BC 28 L 38,608 TSN
13
Sat. Sept. 20 9:30 PM
BC 27 @ SSK 21 L 30,945 TSN
14
Sun. Sept. 28 1:00 PM
SSK 12 @ MTL 37 L 20,202 TSN, RDS
15
Fri. Oct. 3 10:00 PM
CGY 34 @ SSK 37 W 30,945 TSN
16
Mon. Oct. 13 4:30 PM
SSK 5 @ CGY 42 L 35,650 TSN
17
Sun. Oct. 19 3:00 PM
HAM 29 @ SSK 30 W 30,945 TSN
18
Sat. Oct. 25 6:30 PM
EDM 9 @ SSK 55 W 30,945 TSN
19
Thu. Oct. 30 7:30 PM
SSK 45 @ TOR 38 W 28,654 TSN
P1
Sat. Nov. 8 4:30 PM
BC 33 @ SSK 12 L 30,945 TSN