The Saskatchewan Roughriders did not measure up.
Their CFL game Saturday night was supposed to be a measuring stick, an opportunity to see if they measured up to one of the league’s perennial contenders.
Saskatchewan lost 27-10 to the Calgary Stampeders. It was more lopsided than the score indicated.
Riders quarterback Kevin Glenn got pummeled, sacked five times in the first half as Calgary took a 17-0 lead. Saskatchewan’s offensive line was horrible. Stampeders defensive ends James Vaughters and Charleston Hughes were ferocious. Calgary quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell picked on Riders linebacker Sam Williams and Stamps tailback Jerome Messam carried 28 times for 135 yards and a touchdown.
With their 1-3 record, the Riders are preparing for a visit from the Toronto Argonauts. Toronto has a respectable team, but the Argos aren’t the Stampeders. And when you’re at the bottom of the barrel, like the Roughriders, every team is a difficult challenge.