There's a good chance you'll see some old fashioned football at Mosaic Stadium on Friday night.
The Riders and Stampeders are set to take to the field with the two best running backs in the league after week one. The same running backs who finished first and second in rushing last year.
Kory Sheets vs. Jon Cornish.
The battle for the rushing crown is off to a hot start with Cornish running for 172 yards against the B.C. Lions and Sheets going for 131 against the Eskimos.
While lots of attention is on Dwight Anderson, there was another play with some controversy in the Riders win over Edmonton.
It was along the sideline, when Macho Harris jumped in front of a pass from Mike Reilly. At live speed, it certainly didn't look like Harris had made the catch in bounds, but a replay painted a different picture.
"I definitely had it, when I looked back at the film I definitely had the interception," said Harris.
It was the talk around water coolers today...what happened to Dwight Anderson in Edmonton, and what set him off?
Anderson, and the team are still sticking to the line that it was a poor choice of a signal calling.
"That's illegal I guess in the CFL," said Anderson. "So, we went back to the office and changed it."
Anderson was even asked to show whatever the signal he gave was, but wouldn't play along. Anderson however did appear to be playing his own game, as he was rather stand-offish and short when asked a number of questions from reporters.
After a long winter without any Saskatchewan Roughrider action, most fans were watching Saturday’s game to see the star players. But for Moose Jaw’s Steinhauer family, all eyes were fixed on number 75.
After Levi Steinhauer was picked in the fifth round of the 2013 CFL draft, his father Keith took the family down to Saskatoon to celebrate with a family supper.
“Levi was just relaxed that somebody took him. He wasn’t wondering anymore,” said Keith prior to the season opener. “It was lots of fun.”
The Saskatchewan Roughriders started fast and never looked back as they crushed the Eskimos 39-18 in Edmonton.
The Riders opened the game with the ball, and drove it 74 yards for the touchdown, including some 50 yards in combined offence from Kory Sheets alone. That drive would foreshadow what would end up being a career game for Sheets with 131 yards rushing, he added .
Sheets would end the game with a new career high in rushing yards with 135. His previous best was 113 against the Toronto Argonauts last year.
The 2013 Saskatchewan Roughriders' regular season doesn't kick-off until Saturday when the team heads to Edmonton to take on the Eskimos.
But Rider Nation has already responded with a surge in paraphernalia sales at the Rider Store in Regina's Northgate Mall.
After three weeks of training camp, and two pre-season games, everything finally begins for real this afternoon.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are in Edmonton taking on the Eskimos as both teams begin the regular season.
"I'm ready to get to the game, we've been practicing long enough," said head coach Corey Chamblin. "I can't wait to see the players take what they've learned from the classroom and take it to the field."
Learning has definitely been the name of the game so far this season the Riders, on both offense and defense.
The Riders off season was filled with big name defensive signings, Dwight Anderson, John Chick, Ricky Foley and even Weldon Brown.
They've all received more attention than defensive back Carlos Thomas, who signed with the Riders in February. He was basically considered an afterthought, but now he's a starter.
As for the lack of attention, Thomas doesn't think he's earned the big headlines just yet.
Superman won't be taking off this weekend for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Surprising just about no one, head coach Corey Chamblin confirmed on Thursday that Geroy Simon won't be playing in the regular season opener Saturday in Edmonton against the Eskimos.
"As far of conditioning he may be there," said Chamblin. "He won't go, that's for sure."
Chamblin went on to say that he didn't think Simon came close to meeting either his own or the teams benchmarks in terms of being able to play.
It hasn't been a standard start to a career for Roughriders offensive lineman Ben Heenan.
When the University of Saskatchewan Huskie was taken first overall in last year's draft, it was unclear what exactly Heenan's role would be after the team loaded up on linemen that same off season signing Dominic Picard and Brendon LaBatte.