The Saskatchewan Roughriders hosted the Calgary Stampeders Saturday afternoon at Mosaic Stadium in Week 9 of the 2012 Canadian Football League schedule. Both teams went into the game at 3-4 and tied for third in the CFL West. The Stamps had a 1-0 advantage in the three-game season series after a 41-38 overtime victory in Week 4 in Calgary. Here's the game log from the broadcast booth:
- It was sunny and 20 degrees Celsius at the 1:07 pm kickoff. The wind was gusting out of the west at 85 km/h.
- The scratches from the Riders' 46-man roster were defensive back Paul Woldu, defensive lineman David Veikune, defensive lineman Jay Alford and receiver Terrence Jeffers-Harris.
- The Riders wore their green home uniforms with green helmets and green pants. The Stamps were in their white road uniforms with white pants and black helmets.
- Saskatchewan won the coin toss and defered to the second half. Calgary got the ball and the wind to open the game, defending the north endzone. Their opening drive started at their 38-yard line. They moved it all the way downfield and Kevin Glenn found Joe West in the endzone with a 34-yard pass 3:27 into the game. 7-0 Calgary.
- Riders' first drive started at their 34. They got to the Calgary 33 before punting.
- The Stamps' second drive started at their 8 yard line and they moved it 102 yards downfield and Glenn tossed a 14-yard TD to Romby Bryant making it 14-0 Calgary with 3:38 left in the first period. It was an 8-play drive.
- Riders' second drive started at their 7-yard line. They got to the Calgary 41 before lining up a 48-yard Sandro Deangelis field goal. He was wide to the right and it was brought out for no points.
AFTER ONE: STAMPS 14 RIDERS 0
- Rider fans gave a huge ovation for the announcement Rider linebacker Mike McCullough was appearing in his 100th straight game.
- Darian Durant was picked off by Stamps DL Charleston Hughes who returned it to the Rider 28 with 1:26 left in the first half. It was the first turnover of the game and Durant's 8th pick of the season. The turned it into a 30-yard FG attempt for Rene Parades. It was blocked however, and the Stamps came away with no points. That snapped a streak of 11 straight field goals for Parades dating back to July 7.
HALFTIME: STAMPS 14 RIDERS 0
- The Stampeders got the ball and the wind to open the second half starting at their 38-yard line. They ended the drive with a 34-yard field goal from Parades to open a 17-0 lead 5:00 into the third.
- Saskatchewan's first possession of the second half began at their 35-yard line. They got to the Calgary 34 yard line before Darian Durant fumbled and Stampeders linebacker Juwan Simpson recovered at their 34. It was the second turnover for the Riders in the game, and none to this point by the Stampeders.
AFTER THREE: STAMPS 17 RIDERS 0
- The attendance was announced at 33,427.
- With 10:46 to go the Stamps turned it over on downs in a 3rd-and-6 situation at the Rider 29. Brent Hawkins forced a fumble on the play but the Stamps recovered, however turned it over on a 6-yard loss.
- With 7:16 to go the Riders lined up a 38-yard field goal attempt for Sandro Deangelis. He was good, making it 17-3 with 7:04 to go.
- With 4:01 to go Kory Sheets scored on a 3-yard touchdown run making it 17-10 Calgary. It was a 4-play, 72-yard drive. It was aided by two roughing the passer penalties.
- With 2:25 left the Riders got the ball back and the chance to tie the game starting at their 25-yard line. They went 2-and-out.
- Saskatchewan got the ball back at their 20-yard line with 0:07 remaining. Time ran out with an incomplete pass from Darian Durant to Chris Getzlaf.
GAME OVER: STAMPS 17 RIDERS 10
POSTGAME COMMENTS FROM RIDER COACH COREY CHAMBLIN
It was one of those things where now you're playing 2 or 3 games in itself, with the wind, against the wind and that was the situation. It was a challenge.
Even with changes we were able to move the ball. On the d-line it gave one way or the other. Cornish kept it alive for them. If we were able to stop the run, it would've been a totally different game.
Anytime you're throwing a lot interceptions happen and fumbles happen when you run. We didn't get the outcome that we wanted.
We gotta find a way to get a win. It's pro football. We have as much talent as them. We need to get guys to play at a high level every time. That's the job ahead.
|June 29, 2013||Saskatchewan||Edmonton||@ 1:30 PM|