The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will be on the road in week 1 of the CFL season for a matchup with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Tiger-Cats finished last season 8-6 overall after falling 33-25 in overtime of the Grey Cup to the eventual champion the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Jeremiah Masoli was QB #1 a year ago for the Tiger-Cats completing 69.4% of his passes for 2,445 yards and 10 scores.
Sean Thomas-Erlington was the primary ball carrier for Hamilton with 356 yards and 4 scores, while Don Jackson added 245 yards and 1 touchdown on the ground as well.Tim White proved to be the primary target in the Tiger-Cats passing game with 774 yards on 56 grabs.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders come into this season after a great year last year saw the Roughriders finish 9-5 after a loss in the west finals. Cody Fajardo orchestrated the Saskatchewan offensive attack completing 69.6% of his passes for 2,970 yards and 14 scores, while running for 468 yards and 4 touchdowns on 78 carries.
Running back William Powell led all ball carriers for Saskatchewan with 733 yards and 3 scores on 168 carries. Kyran Moore was the top receiver a year ago compiling 585 yards and 3 scores on 85 catches, while Brayden Lenius totaled 471 yards and 4 scores on 55 catches.