In Week 7 of the CFL season, the Saskatchewan Roughriders faced a formidable defensive challenge against the B.C. Lions, resulting in a 19-9 loss. Mason Fine, stepping in for the injured Trevor Harris, made his first start of the season as the starting quarterback, displaying glimpses of promise and facing interceptions against a stingy Lions defence.
The game began with both teams struggling to find offensive rhythm due to strong defensive play and penalties. Mason Fine’s performance, completing 31-of-40 passes for 278 yards, showcased his potential, but two interceptions hindered the Roughriders’ chances of mounting a comeback.
The Riders’ defence also put up a valiant effort, forcing four turnovers with three fumbles and an interception while registering four quarterback sacks. Despite the loss, the team’s defensive group remained tenacious throughout the game.
However, the Lions capitalized on their experience by having former Hamilton Tiger-Cats starter Dane Evans as their backup quarterback. Evans entered the game after Vernon Adams Jr. suffered a knee injury early on and efficiently led the Lions’ offence, securing the victory.
HOT TOPIC: QUARTERBACK TROUBLES?
Concerns have emerged among Rider fans regarding the team’s quarterback situation after Trevor Harris’ injury. A significant 68% of fans worried about the quarterback position’s uncertainty. Despite the apprehension, 66% of surveyed fans believe backup quarterback Mason Fine should be given more opportunities to showcase his abilities and manage the position.
Fans understand that Fine’s first start against the formidable B.C. Lions’ defence was challenging for any young quarterback, and we hope to see his growth and adaptation in the role despite the interceptions.
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