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Lions vs. Roughriders Week 14 offensive & defensive game balls

Road Woes

The B.C. Lions lost their second of two games this year at Mosaic Stadium, this time falling 27-21 to the third place Roughriders.

The loss drops the Leo’s to 9-4 but they still hold a one game lead over the Calgary Stampeders.

Offensive Game Ball

24.  24 games in a row for Travis Lulay with at least one touchdown, and assuming he keeps this streak going until season’s end, he will have two MOP Awards during that time as well (assuming he wins it this year, which he should).

He had another fine night on Saturday, throwing for 232 yards and two touchdowns.

He also threw two interceptions, one of which ended the game.

Andrew Harris continues his excellent season as well, running for 78 yards off of just eight carries.  He continues to hold down the 3rd spot in CFL rushing, behind Jon Cornish and the ‘Riders Kory Sheets.

Needless to say, when your two best players at a certain position go down to injuries in the same game, it opens the door up for other players at that position to show what they got.

Marco Iannuzzi did just that on Saturday night after veterans Geroy Simon and Arland Bruce went down in the second quarter.  Iannuzzi finished a terrific game with three grabs for 49 yards, and both of Lulay’s touchdowns.

He also earns the week 14 Offensive Game Ball!

Defensive Game Ball

Seriously, what is it when it comes to playing Darian Durant and the Roughriders that makes Ryan Phillips decide he wants that ball more than anything?

He picked off the Durant-led ‘Riders for the 15th time in his career.

Marco Iannuzzi

Iannuzzi finished a terrific game with three grabs for 49 yards

Solomon Elimimian made his return to the Lions lineup and was fairly quiet (the ‘Riders offense is thankful) and he picked up just a single tackle, off of a long ‘Rider catch and run.

Adam Bighill.  I’ve sang this guys praise since week one, and quite frankly I don’t know what to say about him anymore.

The guy who I replaced is coming back from the NFL and is going to challenge me for my starting job?

No worries!

I’ll just post 13 tackles in his return game and set the Leo’s single game record.  Another day for the anchor of the Leo defense!

Special Teams Game Ball

Kick returner Tim Brown hasn’t been too hot thus far.  He missed Saturday’s contest due to a collarbone injury, and may very well have lost his job in the process.

Backup running back Anthony Stewart stepped in and did a terrific job, returning four kicks for 71 yards and earning the Special Teams Game Ball.

It’s been a disappointing CFL career for the former Arena Football League return man. 

The 5’8″ Brown could electrify on the tiny field of the AFL, so what is keeping him from exploding on the massive CFL fields?

The Lions return to BC Place this Saturday, the 6th, in a huge West Division showdown with the Stampeders.

Video

Darian Durant and the Roughriders survived a late comeback by the Lions as they knocked off BC for the second time this season.

http://www.cfl.ca/video/index/id/79455

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