There was still plenty of football to be played, but when Hamilton’s Justin Rogers returned a Kevin Glenn interception 110 yards for a touchdown on Saturday night – I’ll admit I thought the Riders were going to fall to 0 and 3.
Yes, it was only 7-2 for the Tiger-Cats early in the first quarter, however the Riders’ first drive started on Hamilton’s 5- yard line, and the second Saskatchewan possession started at mid-field.
All they had to show for favourable field possession was a five-point deficit.
While Kevin Glenn turned over the game ball to Naaman Roosevelt after the game, Glenn deserves as much credit for the win.
Not only does he have the experience that rubs off on younger players, but Glenn led by example by running for a six-yard touchdown before the end of the first quarter. The 38-year-old pivot inspired his teammates.
The fact this team wasn’t fragile, in the face adversity, is just what it needed with a challenging schedule ahead.