Did anyone see the official Riders website postgame summary from the game against BC?
A dejected Scott Schultz sits on the bench at the conclusion of Saturday
FRUSTRATION NUMBER FIVE Aug. 27/05
Riders lose fifth in a row, slip to 3-6 and watch as officials play a factor again
By KEVIN CLIVE
There are times when it is extremely difficult to remain a positive fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Unfortunately, itâ€™s one of those times.
The Riders dropped their fifth straight CFL game of the 2005 season by allowing â€“ with the help of some questionable refereeing â€“ the undefeated B.C. Lions to comeback and win a crucial game at Taylor Field, 19-15 to improve to 9-0 and push the Green and White into the basement with a 3-6 record.
The Riders did have the Lions down by 10 points heading into the fourth quarter as the offense came to life in the third frame thanks to a late drive that saw quarterback Nealon Greene disperse the ball to receivers Karsten Bailey, Jason French and Elijah Thurmon as well as a big run from Kenton Keith to set the home team up. From there, Greene took it nine-yards to finally bust into the endzone and make it 15-5 heading to the fourth.
Then it happened. The Rider defence â€“ as it had done most of the game â€“ stepped up and made a big play on second and two for the Lions, forcing the Leos and third string pivot Buck Pierce (who had entered the game in relief of an injured Casey Printers) to gamble on third down.
Pierce was pressured and threw an incompletion which should have turned the ball over to the Roughies, but defensive end Daved Benefield was called for being offside, when the replay clearly showed the offensive lineman for the Lions had moved first. Too bad, so sad was what it amounted to as the Lions ended up capitalizing on the missed call, with Pierce completing two straight to Reginaâ€™s Jason Clermont and then running it in from five-yards to make it 15-12 Riders.
The Green and White looked to answer right back when Greene hooked up with Keith for a 22-yard gainer, then handed off to the speedy back for another nine yards to set up a second and one situation. On the play, Greene kept the ball after receiving the snap from veteran centre Jeremy Oâ€™Day and pushed for two yards to give the Riders what they thought was an easy first down. They thought wrong, apparently.
Instead, Oâ€™Day was called for illegal procedure for what was said to be an act of him lifting the ball before hiking it to Greene.
The Riders were pushed back to second and six and didnâ€™t get the first down on the ensuing play. "
What do you guys think of this? Not a very objective post game summary, if you ask me.