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Crandel, Cates help Roughriders open season in style

Jun 29, 2008 - 3:25 AM
REGINA, Saskatchewan (Ticker) -- Marcus Crandel threw a pair of scores and Wes Cates rushed for two touchdowns as the defending Grey Cup Champion Saskatchewan Roughriders opened their season with a 34-13 thrashing of the Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday.

Crandel completed 19-of-29 passes for 278 yards, connected with D.J. Flick and Adarius Bowman for scores. He also threw a pair of interceptions. Flick caught a 33-yard score in the first that put the Roughriders ahead, 6-3.

Cates carried 14 times for 86 yards and scored from 10 yards out with 9:01 left in the third quarter to give Saskatchewan the lead for good at 15-10. Bowman's 73-yard touchdown catch made it 27-13 with 8:06 remaining in the game and Cates added another 12-yard TD run with 2:14 left.

Ricky Ray completed 25-of-39 passes for 249 yards with one interception and Noel Prefontaine kicked three field goals for Edmonton (0-1).








  • CFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 3 4 6 0 13
    SASKATCHEWAN 7 2 7 18 34 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: EDM - FG, NOEL PREFONTAINE 18 YD, 6:51.
    EDMONTON 3-0
    SAS - TD, D.J. FLICK 33 YD PASS FROM MARCUS
    CRANDELL (LUCA CONGI KICK), 11:49.
    SASKATCHEWAN 7-3
    2ND QUARTER: EDM - FG, NOEL PREFONTAINE 14

    Jun 28 10:33 PM


  • CFL
    TD SAS
    WES CATES 12 YD RUN
    (LUCA CONGI KICK)
    EDMONTON 13
    SASKATCHEWAN 34 2:04 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eskimos 13, Roughriders 34  4th - 2:04Jun 28 10:24 PM


  • CFL
    TD SAS
    ADARIUS BOWMAN 73 YD PASS FROM MARCUS CRANDELL
    (LUCA CONGI KICK)
    EDMONTON 13
    SASKATCHEWAN 27 6:54 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eskimos 13, Roughriders 27  4th - 6:54Jun 28 10:12 PM


  • CFL
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 36 YD
    EDMONTON 13
    SASKATCHEWAN 20 8:19 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eskimos 13, Roughriders 20  4th - 8:19Jun 28 10:06 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE SAS
    JAMIE BOREHAM 59 YD OFF A PUNT
    EDMONTON 13
    SASKATCHEWAN 17 13:36 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eskimos 13, Roughriders 17  4th - 13:36Jun 28 9:54 PM


  • CFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 3 4 6 13
    SASKATCHEWAN 7 2 7 16 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: EDM - FG, NOEL PREFONTAINE 18 YD, 6:51.
    EDMONTON 3-0
    SAS - TD, D.J. FLICK 33 YD PASS FROM MARCUS
    CRANDELL (LUCA CONGI KICK), 11:49.
    SASKATCHEWAN 7-3
    2ND QUARTER: EDM - FG, NOEL PREFONT

    Jun 28 9:46 PM


  • CFL
    FG EDM
    NOEL PREFONTAINE 54 YD
    EDMONTON 13
    SASKATCHEWAN 16 1:15 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Eskimos 13, Roughriders 16  3rd - 1:15Jun 28 9:43 PM


  • CFL
    TD SAS
    WES CATES 10 YD RUN
    (LUCA CONGI KICK)
    EDMONTON 10
    SASKATCHEWAN 16 5:59 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Eskimos 10, Roughriders 16  3rd - 5:59Jun 28 9:33 PM


  • CFL
    FG EDM
    NOEL PREFONTAINE 21 YD
    EDMONTON 10
    SASKATCHEWAN 9 10:40 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Eskimos 10, Roughriders 9  3rd - 10:40Jun 28 9:18 PM
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    Eskimos 7, Roughriders 9  HalfJun 28 8:59 PM


  • CFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 3 4 7
    SASKATCHEWAN 7 2 9 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: EDM - FG, NOEL PREFONTAINE 18 YD, 6:51.
    EDMONTON 3-0
    SAS - TD, D.J. FLICK 33 YD PASS FROM MARCUS
    CRANDELL (LUCA CONGI KICK), 11:49.
    SASKATCHEWAN 7-3
    2ND QUARTER: EDM - FG, NOEL PREFONTAINE

    Jun 28 8:53 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE EDM
    NOEL PREFONTAINE 45 YD OFF A MISSED FIELD GOAL
    EDMONTON 7
    SASKATCHEWAN 9 0:04 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 7, Roughriders 9  2nd - 0:04Jun 28 8:53 PM


  • CFL
    SAFETY SAS
    BALL THROUGH END ZONE
    EDMONTON 6
    SASKATCHEWAN 9 1:22 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 6, Roughriders 9  2nd - 1:22Jun 28 8:46 PM


  • CFL
    FG EDM
    NOEL PREFONTAINE 14 YD
    EDMONTON 6
    SASKATCHEWAN 7 7:14 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 6, Roughriders 7  2nd - 7:14Jun 28 8:20 PM


  • CFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 3 3
    SASKATCHEWAN 7 7 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: EDM - FG, NOEL PREFONTAINE 18 YD, 6:51.
    EDMONTON 3-0
    SAS - TD, D.J. FLICK 33 YD PASS FROM MARCUS
    CRANDELL (LUCA CONGI KICK), 11:49.
    SASKATCHEWAN 7-3

    Jun 28 8:07 PM


  • CFL
    TD SAS
    D.J. FLICK 33 YD PASS FROM MARCUS CRANDELL
    (LUCA CONGI KICK)
    EDMONTON 3
    SASKATCHEWAN 7 3:11 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Eskimos 3, Roughriders 7  1st - 3:11Jun 28 7:58 PM


  • CFL
    FG EDM
    NOEL PREFONTAINE 15 YD
    EDMONTON 3
    SASKATCHEWAN 0 8:09 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Eskimos 3, Roughriders 0  1st - 8:09Jun 28 7:49 PM