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Game Day – Riders Put Perfect Record on the Line Against Argos

Published: Thursday, Jul 4th 2024, 6:07am

By Alex Dormuth (@RealAlexD)

 

Your Saskatchewan Roughriders return from the bye week with a perfect 3-0 record, but now have their toughest test of the young season in the visiting Toronto Argonauts. It’s going to be a very interesting game in the sense that it’s Head Coach Corey Mace against his former team and both will know each other extremely well. The game planning from both teams is definitely going to be something to watch.

 

Plus, we will really start to get a sense of what the 2024 Saskatchewan Roughriders are in this one. Yes, they do have a 3-0 record which we are all excited about, but at the same time, it was against a winless Edmonton team and a winless Hamilton team. Toronto remains one of the better teams in the league and this is going to give us a look at what this Riders team is all about.

 

For the Riders, the big story is all about QB Trevor Harris being put on the 6 game injured list and Shea Patterson getting the start this week against the Argos. I’m really interested to see the gameplan that Offensive Coordinator Marc Mueller comes up with to make Patterson comfortable.

 

In the defensive backfield, DB Marcus Sayles left the last game against Hamilton after getting KTFO’d, but he’s back to his starting corner spot this week.

Running Back Frankie Hickson joins the game day roster this week, adding another element to the Riders offense, maybe meaning a more focused running attack to help out Patterson in his first career start. Also, receiver KeeSean Johnson gets the start for Shawn Bane Jr., who is missing the game for personal reasons.

And the Riders Canadian depth gets a shake up due to injuries. Out are LB Adam Auclair and RB Thomas Bertrand-Hudon, being replaced this week by LB Jordan Herdman-Reed and Global DL Habakkuk Baldonado.

 

 

For Toronto, they are looking to bounce back after getting beat at home by Montreal last week. The scoreboard said they lost by 10 points, but they never were really in that game. They have a much shorter rest period than the Riders this week, so it will be interesting to see if fatigue hits them in the 2nd half of the game.

 

 

Don’t miss out on Episode 276 of The Piffles Podcast where we were joined by 2007 Grey Cup Champion with your Saskatchewan Roughriders, Coach Paul LaPolice as he talked about the Riders start to the year and got into his new YouTube videos breaking down the X’s and O’s around the CFL. 

 

 

LET’S GO RIDERS!!

 

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