The term “Good Road Game” is normally used in hockey. It also works as it pertains to the Saskatchewan Roughriders following Sunday’s 34-29 win over Montreal.
I’ll admit that even when the Riders were winning, I wondered if their offense was good enough to get to the Grey Cup. Sunday’s effort was of championship calibre.
Zach Collaros did throw for 394 yards, but there wasn’t one play that stood above and beyond the rest. There was a 23-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter when he scrambled before finding Kyran Moore.
In the second quarter, Collaros hit Shaq Evans on a pass that the Rider receiver took to the Montreal goal line.
There were other plays that were effective. One of two catches from Marcus Thigpen was an 11-yard screen that set the Riders up for a field goal late in the first half. It was an example of small plays that make a difference.
Collaros executed Saskatchewan’s game plan very well. Questions about the Riders offensive capability were put to rest.