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Riders Narrowly Squeeze By Elks 29-24, Recap & Breakdown

On Saturday, the Saskatchewan Roughriders took down the Edmonton Elks in a game that turned out to be much closer than many expected.

Edmonton entered the matchup with a 2-9 record, and Saskatchewan was predicted to beat them with ease. However, the score swayed in both directions well into the second half. Elks quarterback Taylor Cornelius threw an interception with 27 seconds left on the clock, marking the first time the fans at Mosaic could cheer with confidence. 

The win gave Saskatchewan home field advantage for the West Division semifinal, which will take place on November 28th against the Calgary Stampeders. With a 9-4 record, the team will remain in second place behind Winnipeg.

The top performance of the afternoon came from Duke Williams, who caught 8 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown. Despite suffering what many thought was a serious injury in the fourth quarter, he was able to return to the field after just a few snaps. In a postgame interview, Riders quarterback Cody Fajardo said that Williams was “built different,”  and that he “sparked the offense” on numerous occasions. 

Saskatchewan’s final game of the regular season will be against the Tiger-Cats on November 20th. Edmonton has a short week, as they will face the Argonauts on Tuesday. 



Player Position Pass. CMP Pass. ATT Pass. YDS Pass. TD Pass. INT Rush. ATT Rush. YDS Rush. TD Rec. Targets Rec. YDS Rec. Rec. TD
Taylor CorneliusQuarterback20302243121100000
Walter FletcherRunning back000002088064850
Dakota PrukopQuarterback000001500000
Jalen TolliverWide receiver0000000069852
Shai RossWide receiver0000000053520
Earnest EdwardsWide receiver0000000042330
Armanti EdwardsWide receiver0000000061540
Tanner GreenFull back000000001511
Tevaun SmithWide receiver000000002000
Total 20302243123104030224203


Player Position Pass. CMP Pass. ATT Pass. YDS Pass. TD Pass. INT Rush. ATT Rush. YDS Rush. TD Rec. Targets Rec. YDS Rec. Rec. TD
Cody FajardoQuarterback23322453152200000
William PowellRunning back000001459043630
D’haquille WilliamsWide receiver000000001214681
Kian Schaffer-BakerWide receiver0000000042441
Shaq EvansWide receiver0000000042030
Ricardo LouisWide receiver0000000041020
Brayden LeniusWide receiver000000003520
Alexandre DupuisFull back000000001411
Total 2332245311981032245233

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