Kory Sheets is already making history but a much bigger CFL record is also in his sights.
The Roughriders running back rushed for 178 yards against the Toronto Argonauts last week. On Monday the CFL's stats guru Steve Daniel broke down the numbers on the league's web site and revealed Sheets is on pace to not only set but potentially shatter the all-time record for rushing yards in a season and yards from scrimmage in a season.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are boasting the two best players on either side of the ball this week.
Running back Kory Sheets and linebacker Rey Williams have been selected as the offensive and defensive players of the week, respectively.
Sheets dominated in last week's game against the Toronto Argonauts, racking up two touchdowns on 26 rushing attempts for 178 yards, a career single-game high. He had two catches as well for 21 yards.
Once again this year the Roughriders defense has been built around being a unit that works together with few stars standing out.
But so far one man is stepping up and making things happen.
After last week's win over the Toronto Argonauts linebacker Rey Williams not only leads the team in tackles (14), but quarterback sacks (3) as well. He's also tied for the team lead in interceptions (1).
Not bad for someone who was cast aside by one of the worst defense's in the CFL in recent memory.
Some hard-working members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders got a thank you they could really sink their teeth into Monday.
“I’ve actually only got two burgers,” said Xavier Fulton. “I’m a smaller guy. I don’t eat a whole lot.”
There was a free lunch for the offensive line once again, something that happens every time running back Kory Sheets gets more than 100 rushing yards in a game. But where Sheets usually treats the guys to lunch the owner of the Bon Burger food truck, Trevor Finch, picked up the tab Monday.
All eyes were on Darian Durant as the Riders returned to practice on Monday.
It wasn't for the usual reasons though, as Durant was seen wearing a walking boot on his right foot thanks to an injury he suffered against the Argonauts last week in Toronto.
On the weekend Durant had tweeted that the x-rays came back negative, meaning no bones were broken, but the boot would suggest this could take more than a day or two to heal.
A Saskatchewan dad is thanking Rider fans for helping his son.
Last week, we brought you the story of Dave Pahl and his appeal to Rider fans to help out his son.
Pahl's son, Jeff, lived in High River and had a huge collection of Rider stuff destroyed by flooding.
Pahl said he had a number of things dropped off last week and picked up some more from a great guy in Moose Jaw.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are hoping that history doesn't repeat itself.
The Riders have started their season with three straight wins, something they did last year as well.
That's where the team is hoping the similarities from this last year to this year end, as after that third win to open the season over the B.C. Lions the green and white went on to lose five straight games, starting with the fourth quarter meltdown at McMahon Stadium.
It seems the young players from last year have learned from that experience.
Friday night was a special night for Roughriders receiver Rob Bagg.
After battling back from his second knee injury in as many years, Bagg found the end zone for the first time since suffering his first knee injury in 2010.
"The questions are different now, that's a relief in itself," joked Bagg when asked if it's nice to answer some different questions so far this year.
The biggest question surrounding the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday as the team returned from Toronto was the status of quarterback Darian Durant.
In the 4th quarter, Durant was sacked by the Argonauts Johnathan Williams, landing on his ankle. Durant limped to the sidelines, and never returned.
For the second year in a row, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are 3-0 to start the season.
For the third straight week it was an all-around effort yet again as the Riders beat the Toronto Argonauts 39-28 at the Rogers Centre.
Again for the third straight week running back Kory Sheets set a new career high in rushing yards with 178, smashing his previous high of 133 set against the Calgary Stampeders. Sheets also scored two touchdowns and added another 21 yards through the air.