The Calgary Stampeders have moved to 3-2 on the season.
Tonight at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, the Stampeders downed the Saskatchewan Roughriders 22-18.
In a defensive battle, the Stampeders did a solid job of containing Roughrider quarterback Darian Durant.
Charleston Hughes and Robert McCune performed admirably with the loss of Juwan Simpson. Hughes had two tackles and two sacks, while McCune had a team high five tackles and a sack.
Stampeders’ quarterback Henry Burris ran and threw the football well on Saturday night. He had 255 yards passing and had 47 yards rushing. It was Burris’ running ability that produced the only Stampeder touchdown.
Another area of improvement for the Stampeders was the kicking game where Rene Paredes went four for five. According to Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald, Paredes went to see a psychologist this week, where he learned some new breathing and visualization exercises. Whatever Dr. Frank Lodato did worked, as Paredes made four of his five field goals.
If there is one area of concern for the Stampeders it is their running game where Joffrey Reynolds and Jon Cornish only combined for 83 yards on 13 carries.
My grade this week for the Stampeders is an A- on defense, A on special teams and B- on offense, with B as my overall grade.