Quarterback Kevin Glenn did not cost the Saskatchewan Roughriders a victory.
Despite that claim from some critics, Glenn actually put the Roughriders in position to beat the Ottawa Redblacks on Friday.
With six minutes remaining, the Roughriders held a 12-point lead. Glenn had thrown for 387 yards and two touchdowns. Granted, he tossed two interceptions and, instead of capping touchdown drives, left Tyler Crapigna to kick six field goals. Backup quarterback Brandon Bridge couldn’t have put Saskatchewan in a better position.
Glenn wasn’t on the field when Ottawa quarterback Trevor Harris rallied his team with two late touchdown drives. Glenn didn’t send an ineffective three-man pass rush against Ottawa’s offence. Glenn wasn’t penalized for roughing Harris. Glenn wasn’t penalized for pass interference in the end zone. Glenn didn’t allow Ottawa to be successful on three third-down gambles, including a fake punt that helped Ottawa score 13 straight points and win 33-32.
Pin this loss on the defence.