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Saskatchewan 32, Toronto 7
When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, July 1, 2019
Where: Mosaic Stadium, Regina, Saskatchewan
Attendance: 30121
Roughriders 32, Argonauts 7: Cody Fajardo threw for a career-high 430 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Saskatchewan routed visiting Toronto on a soggy Canada Day.

Fajardo completed 24-of-31 passes and also ran for a score in his second start after Zach Collaros went down with an injury in the season opener for the Roughriders (1-2). Kyran Moore caught four passes for 127 yards and a touchdown while Shaquelle Evans gained 112 yards on five receptions to help Saskatchewan, which has won six straight regular-season meetings with the Argonauts.

James Franklin was 20-of-28 for 224 yards with one touchdown but was intercepted twice as Toronto lost its second straight game to open the season. James Wilder Jr. gained 99 yards from scrimmage, Derel Walker recorded a team-high 56 receiving yards on one catch and Llevi Noel had six receptions for 31 yards and a TD for the Argonauts, who lost 64-14 to Hamilton in their opener on June 22.

Brett Lauther booted a pair of field goals (20 and 33 yards) to give the Roughriders the lead before Derrick Moncrief's interception led to Fajardo hitting Moore in stride for a 98-yard scoring strike on the final play of the first quarter. Fajardo connected with Cory Watson for a 5-yard touchdown and found the end zone from 1 yard out to push the lead to 26 points, but Franklin's 12-yard scoring pass to Noel with 16 seconds left in the half closed the gap to 26-7.

Toronto's touchdown came just after a weather delay of more than two hours, but the team could not carry that momentum into the second half as it punted three times in the third quarter and had its fourth drive halted when Nick Marshall picked off Franklin early in the fourth. Lauther added field goals from 21 and 45 yards to increase the lead to 25 and Saskatchewan's defense shut the door from there, finishing with four sacks.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Saskatchewan RB William Powell had 77 yards rushing and another 35 receiving in his third game with the team after spending his first three seasons with Ottawa. … Argonauts WR S.J. Green (9,271) passed Jim Young (9,248) for 27th place on the CFL's all-time list for receiving yards. … Saskatchewan LB Solomon Elimimian (calf) and Manny Arceneaux (knee) did not play on Monday but are close to making their debut with the team after spending nine and eight seasons, respectively, with BC … Toronto was without S Jermaine Gabriel, who suffered a neck injury in the season opener. … Roughriders DL Charleston Hughes registered two sacks for the second straight game.
Top Game Performances
Toronto   Saskatchewan
James Wilder Jr. Player William Powell
10 Attempts 15
60 Yards 77
6.0 Avg Yards 5.1
0 Touchdowns 0
12 Long 16
Toronto   Saskatchewan
Derel Walker Player Kyran Moore
1 Receptions 4
56 Yards 127
56.0 Avg Yards 31.8
0 Touchdowns 1
56 Long 98
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Toronto 347 97 250 1 0 0 0.0 1
Saskatchewan 522 92 430 3 4 2 4.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • Saskatchewan will play their next game at home against Calgary. The Roughriders have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against BC. The Argonauts have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.