A Canadian Hall of Fame quarterback once told me that, since the beginning of time, every football game has been won or lost on the line of scrimmage.
I’m not in total agreement with that assessment.
Bad throws, fumbles and missed field goals have led to losses as well. Having said that, there is a case to be made for a team having an advantage by imposing its will on an opponent.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders front seven was almost unstoppable in a win over Toronto in week one, and may get the chance to dominate again tonight in Ottawa.
The Redblacks have a rookie at left guard in Mark Korte, and at right tackle former U of S Huskie Evan Johnson will line up against Charleston Hughes.
Now that Riders quarterback Zach Collaros has had one game to get comfortable with his new receivers, there is also a strong possibility that he will throw for more than 200 yards this week. (203 yds, 1 TD vs. Argos)
Riders 31 RedBlacks 21