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Balanced attack pushes Roughriders past Lions

Jul 5, 2008 - 6:19 AM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders used a balanced offensive to forge a 26-16 victory over the B.C. Lions on Friday night.

Wes Cates rushed for 83 yards on 16 carries and scored a touchdown to lead a Roughriders' rushing attack that racked up 128 total yards.

Quarterbacks Darian Durant, Steven Jyles and Marcus Crandell combined to complete 13-of-24 passes for 129 yards and one score for defending Grey Cup champion Saskatchewan (2-0), which has opened the season with two straight wins.

Trailing 14-10 at the half, the Roughriders held the Lions scoreless after emerging from the locker rooms.

Luca Congi converted three field goals while Saskatchewan added a safety and Cates' 15-yard TD scamper in the second half.

Running back Joe Smith scored a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter for the Lions (2-2), who had six sacks in the game - four by Cameron Wake - but committed four turnovers in the loss.








  • CFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SASKATCHEWAN 3 7 3 13 26
    BC 1 13 2 0 16 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 11 YD, 8:23.
    SASKATCHEWAN 3-0
    BCL - SINGLE, PAUL MCCALLUM 44 YD OFF A KICKOFF
    9:51. SASKATCHEWAN 3-1
    2ND QUARTER: BCL - TD, JOE SMITH 1 YD RUN (PAUL MCCALLUM
    KICK), 2:26.

    Jul 5 1:19 AM


  • CFL
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 27 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 26
    BC 16 4:35 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Roughriders 26, Lions 16  4th - 4:35Jul 5 1:04 AM


  • CFL
    TD SAS
    WES CATES 15 YD RUN
    (LUCA CONGI KICK)
    SASKATCHEWAN 23
    BC 16 8:38 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Roughriders 23, Lions 16  4th - 8:38Jul 5 12:58 AM


  • CFL
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 32 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 16
    BC 16 12:12 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Roughriders 16, Lions 16  4th - 12:12Jul 5 12:43 AM


  • CFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SASKATCHEWAN 3 7 3 13
    BC 1 13 2 16 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 11 YD, 8:23.
    SASKATCHEWAN 3-0
    BCL - SINGLE, PAUL MCCALLUM 44 YD OFF A KICKOFF
    9:51. SASKATCHEWAN 3-1
    2ND QUARTER: BCL - TD, JOE SMITH 1 YD RUN (PAUL MCCALLUM
    KICK)

    Jul 5 12:36 AM


  • CFL
    SAFETY BCL
    JAMIE BOREHAM RAN OUT OF END ZONE
    SASKATCHEWAN 13
    BC 16 1:58 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Roughriders 13, Lions 16  3rd - 1:58Jul 5 12:35 AM


  • CFL
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 41 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 13
    BC 14 7:55 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Roughriders 13, Lions 14  3rd - 7:55Jul 5 12:08 AM


  • CFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SASKATCHEWAN 3 7 10
    BC 1 13 14 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 11 YD, 8:23.
    SASKATCHEWAN 3-0
    BCL - SINGLE, PAUL MCCALLUM 44 YD OFF A KICKOFF
    9:51. SASKATCHEWAN 3-1
    2ND QUARTER: BCL - TD, JOE SMITH 1 YD RUN (PAUL MCCALLUM
    KICK), 2:

    Jul 4 11:40 PM


  • CFL
    TD BCL
    JOE SMITH 1 YD RUN
    (TWO-POINT CONVERSION FAILED)
    SASKATCHEWAN 10
    BC 14 0:25 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Roughriders 10, Lions 14  2nd - 0:25Jul 4 11:39 PM


  • CFL
    TD SAS
    ANDY FANTUZ 10 YD PASS FROM STEVEN JYLES
    (LUCA CONGI KICK)
    SASKATCHEWAN 10
    BC 8 5:55 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Roughriders 10, Lions 8  2nd - 5:55Jul 4 11:17 PM


  • CFL
    TD BCL
    JOE SMITH 1 YD RUN
    (PAUL MCCALLUM KICK)
    SASKATCHEWAN 3
    BC 8 12:34 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Roughriders 3, Lions 8  2nd - 12:34Jul 4 10:55 PM


  • CFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SASKATCHEWAN 3 3
    BC 1 1 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 11 YD, 8:23.
    SASKATCHEWAN 3-0
    BCL - SINGLE, PAUL MCCALLUM 44 YD OFF A KICKOFF
    9:51. SASKATCHEWAN 3-1

    Jul 4 10:46 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE BCL
    PAUL MCCALLUM 44 YD OFF A KICKOFF
    SASKATCHEWAN 3
    BC 1 5:09 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Roughriders 3, Lions 1  1st - 5:09Jul 4 10:42 PM


  • CFL
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 11 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 3
    BC 0 6:37 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Roughriders 3, Lions 0  1st - 6:37Jul 4 10:42 PM