Saskatchewan Roughriders and Edmondton Eskimos Advance to CFL’s Division Finals
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Kevin Glenn threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help the Saskatchewan Roughriders beat the Ottawa Redblacks 31-20 on Sunday in the Canadian Football League's East Division semifinal.
Saskatchewan will play at Toronto next Sunday in the East final. The Roughriders are trying to become the first crossover team to reach the Grey Cup since the format was adopted in 1996. Fourth in the West, Saskatchewan got the East's final playoff spot based on standings points over Hamilton, the third-place team in the East.
Glenn was 18 of 28 for 252 yards in his 12th career playoff start. Marcus Thigpen had a 75-yard scoring run and finished with 169 yards on 15 carries.
Trevor Harris, is his first career playoff start, had over 400 yards passing with two TDs and two interceptions for Ottawa. Harris is scheduled to become a free agent in February.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Adarius Bowman caught two touchdown passes, C.J. Gable added a pair of scoring runs and the Edmonton Eskimos beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 39-32 on Sunday in the Canadian Football League's West Division semifinal.
Edmonton earned a trip to Calgary next Sunday for the division final against the Stampeders.
Mike Reilly completed 23 of 33 passes for 334 yards with three TDs and no interceptions.
Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols, who didn't appear to be hampered by a calf injury, was 35 of 48 for 371 yards with three TDs.