2007 Saskatchewan Roughriders season

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2007 Saskatchewan Roughriders season
Head coachKent Austin
General managerEric Tillman
Home fieldMosaic Stadium at Taylor Field
Results
Record12–6–0
Division place2nd, West
Playoff finishWon Grey Cup
Team MOPKerry Joseph
Team MOCAndy Fantuz
Team MORJohn Chick
Uniform
CFL SSK Jersey 2007.png
The Roughriders celebrate their Grey Cup victory

The 2007 Saskatchewan Roughriders finished in 2nd place in the West division with a 12–6–0 record, which was their highest finish since 1988 when they also finished 2nd. The Roughriders won their third Grey Cup championship after playing the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the title.

Offseason[edit]

CFL Draft[edit]

Round Player Position School/Club Team
9 (Via Hamilton) David McKoy WR Guelph
20 Yannick Carter LB Wilfrid Laurier
28 Ryan Ackerman OL Regina
34 (Via Winnipeg Via Edmonton) Reggie Bradshaw RB Montana
39 (Via Montreal) Ryan Karhut OL Manitoba

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Attendance
B Fri, June 15 at BC Lions 24–15 Win 25,320
C Fri, June 22 vs. Calgary Stampeders 23–21 Win 28,800

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

West Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Y-BC Lions 18 14 3 1 542 379 29 Details
X-Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 12 6 0 530 432 24 Details
X-Calgary Stampeders 18 7 10 1 473 527 15 Details
Edmonton Eskimos 18 5 12 1 399 509 11 Details

Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Attendance Record
1 Fri, June 29 at Montreal Alouettes 16–7 [1] Win 20,202 1–0
2 Sun, July 8 vs. Calgary Stampeders 49–8 [2] Win 25,862 2–0
3 Fri, July 13 vs. BC Lions 42–12 [3] Loss 26,981 2–1
4 Fri, July 20 at Edmonton Eskimos 21–20 [4] Loss 46,704 2–2
5 Sat, July 28 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 54–14 [5] Win 26,840 3–2
6 Thurs, Aug 2 at BC Lions 21–9 [6] Win 31,858 4–2
7 Fri, Aug 10 at Toronto Argonauts 24–13 [7] Win 34,234 5–2
8 Sat, Aug 18 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 39–32 [8] Win 28,800 6–2
9 Bye
10 Sun, Sept 2 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 31–26[9] Win 28,800 7–2
11 Sun, Sept 9 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 34–15[10] Loss 29,783 7–3
12 Sat, Sept 15 at Calgary Stampeders 44–22[11] Loss 35,650 7–4
13 Sat, Sept 22 vs. BC Lions 37–34[12] Loss 28,800 7–5
14 Sat, Sept 29 vs. Montreal Alouettes 33–22[13] Win 28,800 8–5
15 Mon, Oct 8 at Calgary Stampeders 33–21[14] Win 33,075 9–5
16 Sun, Oct 14 at Hamilton Tiger Cats 40–23[15] Win 22,167 10–5
17 Sun, Oct 21 vs. Hamilton Tiger Cats 38–11[16] Win 28,800 11–5
18 Fri, Oct 26 at Edmonton Eskimos 36–29 (OT)[17] Win 40,127 12–5
19 Sat, Nov 3 vs. Toronto Argonauts 41–13[18] Loss 28,800 12–6

Player stats[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Att Comp % Yards TD INT Rating
Kerry Joseph 459 267 58.2 4002 24 8 97.1
Marcus Crandell 131 78 59.5 982 5 5 79.8
Andy Fantuz 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 2.1

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Rushing[edit]

Player No. Yards Average TD Fumbles
Wes Cates 153 866 5.7 5 2
Kerry Joseph 90 737 8.2 13 5
Henri Childs 38 143 3.8 2 1
Chris Szarka 25 104 4.2 1 1
Corey Holmes 14 73 5.2 2 1

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Receiving[edit]

Player No. Yards Avg. Long TD
D.J. Flick 70 1020 14.6 53 10
Andy Fantuz 66 978 17.5 72 7
Matt Dominguez 45 761 16.9 69 5
Corey Grant 38 458 12.1 30 0
Wes Cates 45 452 10.0 40 0

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Postseason[edit]

Scotiabank West Semi-Finals[edit]

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Calgary Stampeders 0 7 10 7 24
Saskatchewan Roughriders 13 6 3 4 26

Scotiabank West Finals[edit]

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Saskatchewan Roughriders 10 3 13 0 26
BC Lions 7 3 7 0 17

Grey Cup[edit]

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Saskatchewan Roughriders 0 10 6 7 23
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 3 4 7 5 19

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Saskatchewan ended the Canadian Football League's longest championship drought with a 23–19 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 95th Grey Cup at Rogers Centre. The Roughriders had not won a title since 1989, and had lost in 13 of their 15 all-time appearances.[22]

An interception by defensive back James Johnson with 54 seconds left in the fourth quarter sealed the victory. It also earned Johnson a place in CFL history – because he became the first player to intercept three passes in a Grey Cup game, and also because he was named the game's MVP.[22] Roughriders receiver Andy Fantuz was named the game's Most Outstanding Canadian. The 23-year-old caught four passes for 70 yards and a touchdown.[22]

Awards and records[edit]

CFL All-Stars[edit]

CFL Western All-Stars[edit]

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