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Roughriders defeat Lions, advance to Grey Cup

Jan 9, 2008 - 6:09 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- Kerry Joseph threw two touchdown passes on Sunday as the Saskatchewan Roughriders defeated the B.C. Lions, 26-17, in the CFL's West final and advanced to the Grey Cup.

Saskatchewan, which finished second in the West behind defending Grey Cup champion B.C., scored 16 points off turnovers and Luca Congi kicked four field goals as the Roughriders advanced to the CFL championship for the first time since 1997.

Saskatchewan recorded seven sacks, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions. The Roughriders will face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in next Sunday's title game in Toronto. The Blue Bombers beat the Toronto Argonauts, 19-9, in the East final.

Joseph connected with Andy Fantuz for a 13-yard touchdown in the first quarter, then found Neal Hughes alone for a 2-yard toss in the third. Congi kicked field goals of 37, 33, 26 and 23 yards.

Joe Smith scored on a 1-yard run, backup quarterback Dave Dickenson threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Geroy Simon and Paul McCallum kicked a 45-yard field goal for the Lions.

It was the fourth meeting of the season between the two teams with the visiting team winning each time. Saskatchewan last won the Grey Cup in 1989, defeating Hamilton, 43-40, in Toronto.








  • PLAYOFFS
    CFL PLAYOFFS
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SASKATCHEWAN 10 3 13 0 26
    BC 7 3 7 0 17 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SAS - TD, ANDY FANTUZ 13 YD PASS FROM KERRY
    JOSEPH (LUCA CONGI KICK), 8:07.
    SASKATCHEWAN 7-0
    BCL - TD, JOE SMITH 1 YD RUN (PAUL MCCALLUM
    KICK), 13:43. SASKATCHEWAN 7-7
    SAS

    Nov 18 7:47 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    CFL PLAYOFFS
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SASKATCHEWAN 10 3 13 26
    BC 7 3 7 17 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SAS - TD, ANDY FANTUZ 13 YD PASS FROM KERRY
    JOSEPH (LUCA CONGI KICK), 8:07.
    SASKATCHEWAN 7-0
    BCL - TD, JOE SMITH 1 YD RUN (PAUL MCCALLUM
    KICK), 13:43. SASKATCHEWAN

    Nov 18 6:58 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    CFL PLAYOFFS
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 36 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 26
    BC 17 0:28 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Roughriders vs. LionsNov 18 6:58 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    CFL PLAYOFFS
    TD BCL
    GEROY SIMON 11 YD PASS FROM DAVE DICKENSON
    (PAUL MCCALLUM KICK)
    SASKATCHEWAN 23
    BC 17 4:44 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Roughriders vs. LionsNov 18 6:48 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    CFL PLAYOFFS
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 33 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 23
    BC 10 5:15 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Roughriders vs. LionsNov 18 6:45 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    CFL PLAYOFFS
    TD SAS
    NEAL HUGHES 2 YD PASS FROM KERRY JOSEPH
    (LUCA CONGI KICK)
    SASKATCHEWAN 20
    BC 10 7:51 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Roughriders vs. LionsNov 18 6:39 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    CFL PLAYOFFS
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SASKATCHEWAN 10 3 13
    BC 7 3 10 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SAS - TD, ANDY FANTUZ 13 YD PASS FROM KERRY
    JOSEPH (LUCA CONGI KICK), 8:07.
    SASKATCHEWAN 7-0
    BCL - TD, JOE SMITH 1 YD RUN (PAUL MCCALLUM
    KICK), 13:43. SASKATCHEWAN 7-7


    Nov 18 6:06 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    CFL PLAYOFFS
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 23 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 13
    BC 10 5:15 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Roughriders vs. LionsNov 18 6:00 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    CFL PLAYOFFS
    FG BCL
    PAUL MCCALLUM 45 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 10
    BC 10 5:15 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Roughriders vs. LionsNov 18 5:28 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    CFL PLAYOFFS
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SASKATCHEWAN 10 10
    BC 7 7 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SAS - TD, ANDY FANTUZ 13 YD PASS FROM KERRY
    JOSEPH (LUCA CONGI KICK), 8:07.
    SASKATCHEWAN 7-0
    BCL - TD, JOE SMITH 1 YD RUN (PAUL MCCALLUM
    KICK), 13:43. SASKATCHEWAN

    Nov 18 5:22 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    CFL PLAYOFFS
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 37 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 10
    BC 7 4:11 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Roughriders vs. LionsNov 18 5:11 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    CFL PLAYOFFS
    TD BCL
    JOE SMITH 1 YD RUN
    (PAUL MCCALLUM KICK)
    SASKATCHEWAN 7
    BC 7 1:17 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Roughriders vs. LionsNov 18 5:10 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    CFL PLAYOFFS
    TD SAS
    ANDY FANTUZ 13 YD PASS FROM KERRY JOSEPH
    (LUCA CONGI KICK)
    SASKATCHEWAN 7
    BC 0 13:07 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Roughriders vs. LionsNov 18 4:55 PM