Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Calgary Stampeders: Game Preview, Live Stream, and More
Canadian football fans are gearing up for an electrifying clash between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Calgary Stampeders. In this comprehensive article, we’ll delve into every aspect of this highly-anticipated game, from the game preview and match information to how to watch the game, odds, team news, series history, player statistics, team leaders, and the name of the referee. By the time you finish reading this, you’ll be well-prepared to enjoy this thrilling showdown between two prominent Canadian Football League (CFL) teams.
Battle of the Gridiron
The Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Calgary Stampeders are set to face off on the football field, and the excitement among CFL fans is palpable. Both teams have a storied history in the league, and their games are often characterized by intense competition and unforgettable moments.
As of the latest update, both the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Calgary Stampeders have been vying for supremacy in their respective divisions. This game could have significant implications for their standings and playoff hopes. Let’s take a look at their current positions:
- When: Sunday, October 15th, 2023 at 2:30 PM CT
- Where: Mosaic Stadium, Regina, SK
- TV: TSN
- Radio: AM 1290 CJME (Regina), AM 770 CHQR (Calgary)
- CFL Odds: Saskatchewan Roughriders -3.5, Calgary Stampeders +3.5
- All-Time Series: Saskatchewan Roughriders lead 111-75-3
The Saskatchewan Roughriders (10-5) and Calgary Stampeders (9-6) will face off in a key Week 18 matchup with playoff implications for both teams. The Roughriders are coming off a close win over the BC Lions last week, while the Stampeders are looking to bounce back from a loss to the Edmonton Elks.
The Roughriders are led by quarterback Cody Fajardo, who is having a solid season. Fajardo has thrown for over 3,700 yards and 20 touchdowns this year. The Roughriders also have a strong running game led by Frankie Hickson, who is one of the leading rushers in the CFL.
The Stampeders are led by quarterback Jake Maier, who is in his first season as the starter. Maier has had a good year, throwing for over 3,300 yards and 18 touchdowns. The Stampeders also have a strong receiving corps led by Reggie Begelton, Kamar Jorden, and Malik Henry.
The Roughriders and Stampeders have split their two meetings this season, with each team winning on home field. The Roughriders won the first meeting 28-21 in Week 5, while the Stampeders won the second meeting 31-24 in Week 13.
This game is important for both teams because it could determine who gets home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Roughriders are currently in first place in the West Division, while the Stampeders are in second place. A win for the Roughriders would clinch first place for them, while a win for the Stampeders would give them a chance to tie the Roughriders for first place.
How to Watch
The game will be televised live on TSN in Canada and ESPN+ in the United States. It will also be streamed live on TSN.ca and the CFL app.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are favored to win the game by 3.5 points.
The Roughriders are expected to be at full strength for the game. The Stampeders will be without star linebacker Cameron Judge, who is injured.
The Roughriders and Stampeders have met 191 times in their history, with the Roughriders leading the series 111-75-3. The Roughriders have won the last two meetings between the two teams.
This Game Teams Play All Player
The Roughriders and Stampeders have a number of players who have played for both teams. Some of the most notable players who have played for both teams include:
- Quarterback: Cody Fajardo (Roughriders), Jake Maier (Stampeders)
- Running Back: Frankie Hickson (Roughriders), Ka’Deem Carey (Stampeders)
- Receiver: Reggie Begelton (Stampeders), Duke Williams (Roughriders)
- Linebacker: Micah Johnson (Stampeders), Derrick Moncrief (Roughriders)
Saskatchewan Roughriders: Cody Fajardo
Fajardo is the leader of the Roughriders offense. He is having a solid season, and he is one of the most experienced quarterbacks in the CFL.
Calgary Stampeders: Jake Maier
Maier is the leader of the Stampeders offense. He is having a good season, and he is one of the most exciting young quarterbacks in the CFL.
The referee for the game is David Ramsden.
This is a key Week 18 matchup for both the Roughriders and Stampeders. The Roughriders are trying to clinch first place in the West Division, while the Stampeders are trying to stay in the hunt for first place. This game should be a close and exciting one, with both teams having a chance to win.
Player Spotlight: Cody Fajardo
Cody Fajardo is having a solid season as the quarterback of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He has thrown for over 3,700 yards and 20 touchdowns this year, and he is also one of the most experienced quarterbacks in the CFL.
Fajardo is a native of Orange County, California. He played college football at the University of Nevada, where he set a number of school records.