The Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats will meet in the 101st edition of the CFL Grey Cup Sunday.
The two sides took similar paths to the final. The Roughriders took down the defending West Division Champion Calgary Stampeders 35-13 in a major upset. Meanwhile the Tiger-Cats followed suit with a 36-24 victory over the defending champion Toronto Argonauts.
Clearly the Roughriders appear to have a major advantage, considering the contest will be played in Saskatchewan's Mosaic Stadium, but the Tiger-Cats have been able to overcome plenty of adversity as well this season.
Here is everything fans need to know about the impending showdown.
When: Sunday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. ET
Where: Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field, Regina, Saskatchewan.
Betting Lines (via Vegas Insider)
- Over/Under: 53
- Spread: Saskatchewan (-5)
Which Quarterback Will Shine the Brightest?
Darian Durant is the lead-man for the Riders, and finished the season with 4,154 passing yards, a league-leading 31 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions.
Durant has a triple-headed monster at wide receiver—Chris Getzlaf, Weston Dressler and Taj Smith all went over 1,000 yards on the season.
Henry Burris led the CFL with 4,925 yards to go with his 24 touchdowns and a league-leading 19 interceptions for the Ticats. Burris has a few quality weapons to work with, including receivers Bakari Grant and Andy Fantuz, a duo that combined for 1,843 receiving yards.
Burris is the key to a Ticats upset, just as he was last week when he threw for 371 yards and three touchdowns in an upset win over the Argonauts. Durant himself had quite the day with a 24-of-30 line for 280 yards and three touchdowns in a win over the Stampeders.
Whichever quarterback can elevate his play to match the magnitude of the game will see his team emerge victorious.
The Ticats have put together a great season, but this is not a great set of circumstances.
Saskatchewan stomped Hamilton 37-0 in Week 4, and then followed that up with a 32-20 victory in Week 5.
All of this goes without mentioning star running back Kory Sheets, who racked up 1,598 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground this season.
Simply put, the Riders are too talented for the Ticats to handle.
Add in the fact the Riders are at home and the 101st Grey Cup goes to Saskatchewan.
Final Score: Riders 35, Ticats 24