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Sports Lauther hits late field goal to lift Roughriders over Eskimos 27-24

06:05  27 october  2019
06:05  27 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Saskatchewan Roughriders come up short in bid for first place against Calgary Stampeders after 30-28 loss

  Saskatchewan Roughriders come up short in bid for first place against Calgary Stampeders after 30-28 loss CALGARY — The Saskatchewan Roughriders came up short in their bid to grab control of the race for first place in the West Division. The Riders were beaten 30-28 by the Stampeders on Friday, leaving the teams tied for place in the CFL’s West Division with 10-5 records. The Stampeders are actually in first place because they swept the two-game set. Head-to-head record is the CFL’s first tie-breaker if teams finish with identical records. The Stampeders defeated the Riders 37-10 at Mosaic Stadium on July 6.

Brett Lauther nailed a 43-yard field goal as time expired, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders won their second game in a row and fourth out of the last five with a 27 - 24 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday. The Roughriders (12-5) have earned at least a home playoff date and still

Brett Lauther nailed a 43-yard field goal with time expired as the Saskatchewan Roughriders won their second game in a row and fourth out of the The late -season matchup meant it had been 383 days since the last Eskimos - Riders contest. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct.

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EDMONTON — The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ hopes of hosting the Western final remain intact.

Brett Lauther nailed a 43-yard field goal as time expired, and the Roughriders won their second game in a row and fourth out of the last five with a 27-24 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday.

The Roughriders (12-5) have earned at least a home playoff date and still have hopes of hosting the Western final. They'll need to finish ahead of the Calgary Stampeders (11-6) with a win in a rematch with the Eskimos next week to capture the West and earn a bye right to the West final.

B.C. Lions lose quarterback Mike Reilly to broken wrist

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Iowa improves to 3-0 on the season with the win over Pitt and will face North Texas in their final non-conference game next Saturday.

Saskatchewan is coming off a 27 - 24 road win over Edmonton. Fajardo finished 25-of-35 passing for 429 yards and two TDs as the Riders secured the victory with Brett Lauther’s 43-yard field goal in the final seconds. With Harris on the sidelines, Logan Kilgore will get the start at quarterback for Edmonton.

“Our goal is to be road warriors," said Saskatchewan quarterback Cody Fajardo, who earned his 12th win in his first year as a starting quarterback in the CFL, tying the record-setting mark established by Ken Ploen of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1957.

“When the offence was sputtering, the defence held us. When the offence needed to pick it up and make some plays, we made some plays. That’s what championship teams do.

“I’m really excited to see what it will be like to have a home playoff game, I know it will be rocking.”

Roughriders head coach Craig Dickenson was impressed with Lauther’s poise with the game on the line.

“He has a bit of clutch in him,” he said. “That was a tough day to kick the ball. It was cold and the wind was really swirling. He’s got some moxie to him, just like a lot of our guys. That was an amazing win.”

Rob Vanstone: Sustained sloppiness will not suffice for the Saskatchewan Roughriders

  Rob Vanstone: Sustained sloppiness will not suffice for the Saskatchewan Roughriders The Saskatchewan Roughriders demonstrated the killer instinct of a Labradoodle — a discomforting development for a team that aspires to become the CFL’s top dog. Sure, the Roughriders posted a 27-19 CFL victory over the host B.C. Lions on Friday night , but sustained sloppiness could scuttle the Roughriders’ hopes of enjoying an historic season. Don’t blame the Saskatchewan defence, which performed in robust fashion. The special teams — aside from a missed convert by Brett Lauther , along with a holding penalty that negated a 100-yard kickoff-return touchdown by Loucheiz Purifoy — were just fine, thank you.

Laugher hits late field goal to lift Saskatchewan Roughriders over Edmonton Eskimos 27 - 24 .

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The game didn’t have playoff implications for Edmonton (8-9), which already has its ticket booked to cross over to the East.

“Tip your hats to Saskatchewan, they had everything in the world to play for tonight,” said Eskimos head coach Jason Maas. “They grinded out that win and you’ve got to give your hats off to them.

“Great effort, it was a great football game. In the CFL this year, a lot of games are coming down to the last three minutes and that one came down to the last second.”

Eskimos quarterback Trevor Harris made his return after being sidelined since Sept. 7 with a hand injury and made a 65-yard pass to Ricky Collins Jr. on his first play of the game, only to then be intercepted in the end zone by Rider Nick Marshall.

Edmonton came back and scored on its next possession, with Calvin McCarty going in on a one-yard plunge.

The Eskimos closed out the opening quarter with Mike Moore recovering a fumble by Fajardo on the Saskatchewan one, leading to McCarty’s second TD on the night.

Eskimos activate Trevor Harris from 6-game injured list

  Eskimos activate Trevor Harris from 6-game injured list The Edmonton Eskimos have activated quarterback Trevor Harris from the six-game injured list. Harris has been on the shelf since Week 13 with an injury to his throwing arm. The Eskimos have gone 2-3 in their last five games. They sit fourth in the West Division with an 8-8 record and have clinched a playoff spot. A starter has yet to be named for Saturday's game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Harris was the league's leading passer at theHarris has been on the shelf since Week 13 with an injury to his throwing arm. The Eskimos have gone 2-3 in their last five games. They sit fourth in the West Division with an 8-8 record and have clinched a playoff spot.

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GREELEY, Colo. (AP) Gabe Peppenger hit a 27-yard field goal as time expired and Montana State edged Northern Colorado 27 - 24 on Saturday.

Saskatchewan got on the board with four minutes left in the second quarter on a three-yard TD run by Marcus Thigpen.

Edmonton made it 17-7 at the mid-mark on a 23-yard Sean Whyte field goal.

The Roughriders closed to within three points on a 25-yard TD pass from Fajardo to Kyran Moore.

Saskatchewan then surged in front on its next possession with a five-yard TD pass to Emmanuel Arceneaux, and added a 30-yard field goal by Lauther midway through the fourth.

The Eskimos tied the game with 1:48 to play when Harris connected with Tevaun Smith for a 12-yard passing TD.

The two teams play a rematch in Regina next Saturday to close out the regular season.

Notes: It was the first meeting between Edmonton and Saskatchewan this season. The late-season matchup meant it had been 383 days since the last Eskimos-Riders contest.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 26, 2019

Shane Jones, The Canadian Press

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