The Saskatchewan Roughriders picked up their 10th straight win in the Labour Day Classic with a 35-30 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Sunday.
"We're battle tested," said Darian Durant. "I think the veterans in this room we've been through any kind of game scenario."
The Bombers struck first with a Nick Grigsby running touchdown in the first quarter to take an early 7-0 lead. The Riders elected to punt from their own end zone and a penalty ended up giving the Bombers the ball at their 31-yard-line.
A decade of dominance, that's what the Riders are hoping to accomplish in this year's edition of the Labour Day Classic.
Needless to say things have gone the green and white's way for the last nine years as that's how many times in a row they've beaten their rivals from the East, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
The Riders are set to host the Bombers in the annual Labour Day Classic at Mosaic Stadium.
A win would be the Riders 10th straight over the Bombers in the annual end of summer clasic. Attached are the the depth chart for the game with printable versions found at the bottom of the page.
Before the Labour Day Classic game the Riders were out to meet the fans at Mosaic Stadium on Saturday.
Hundreds of fans came out to get their Rider hat, jersey, flag or helmet signed by the team. It was worth the wait in line as fanatics got to talk to their favourite Rider.
"I'm here a lot for Dressler because he's my favourite and we're here to welcome him back so good to have him back on the line," said Stacey.
The Rider faithful were also lining up for running back Will Ford.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders may not be at the top of the league - or the division - but the Green and White has been one of the best teams running the football this season.
Believe it or not the Riders run game actually appears to be stronger this year without Grey Cup MVP Kory Sheets. Last year, the Riders averaged 128.8 yards per game rushing and, if they keep up their current pace, the Green and White will pick up 271 more yards rushing this year than last.
As Rider fans continue to celebrate the return of Weston Dressler, his biggest fan is celebrating along with them.
Dressler's father Rick says it was a fun few days as Weston included his family in negotiations.
"Just the way the fans and the organization has treated him. These people took him in like one of their own."
The Green and White welcome mat is out as Weston Dressler returns to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Practice was closed to the public Thursday as the receiver returned to Taylor Field wearing his # 7 jersey (Seth Doege will now wear #9).
Even though Rider fans couldn't be there to see Dressler's return, they were still talking about him online and on the streets.
The wait is over and Rider Nation is celebrating the news that Weston Dressler is returning to the Green and White.
The Riders announced on Thursday morning that the receiver had officially signed back with the team. Dressler then took to the field and practice with teammates for the first time in Saskatchewan since November's Grey Cup.
Dressler was reported to have a few different offers from different teams across the CFL but, ultimately, Saskatchewan is where he wanted to be.
As reports emerge about CFL teams making offers to receiver Weston Dressler, Rider fans in Regina are doing their part to sweeten the deal.
Call it bribery or whatever you want, fans and businesses just want to see Dressler return home after clearing the waivers in the NFL.
Everything from a year's supply of ice cream to burgers to car washes are being thrown his way to lure him back to Saskatchewan.
Rider Nation is no closer to knowing how badly hurt Darian Durant's throwing hand is.
The Riders returned to practice on Wednesday as preparations began for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Labour Day Classic at Mosaic Stadium.
When the team took to the field, Durant was part of the opening offensive walk through but did not do much for the rest of practice, especially when it came to throwing the football.