REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 28-13 acquire over the viewing Ottawa Redblacks finished on a sour note Friday.
Roughrider defensive lineman Garrett Marino was ejected from the sport in the fourth quarter just after diving into the legs of Redblacks quarterback Jeremiah Masoli as he threw a go, which still left Masoli writhing in soreness on the turf.
Marino flexed his muscles and gestured to the Mosaic Stadium crowd in celebration as he still left the area adhering to the hit. A number of infuriated Redblacks gamers went to Saskatchewan’s sideline to confront him.
Marino ongoing to inflame the scenario right after his ejection as he lifted his helmet to the crowd and pounded his chest as he headed to the locker space.
Saskatchewan head mentor Craig Dickenson admitted Marino’s actions forged a pall above the victory.
“After the game I talked to the men for about three minutes, advised them the plan, didn’t hand out game balls, didn’t do nearly anything that I commonly do mainly because we performed a wonderful soccer recreation and I’ve been listed here a few minutes and this is all we are talking about and I am going to continue to talk about this for in all probability 10 a lot more minutes,” Dickenson said.
“It did not will need to take place, so yeah, I’m unhappy in the workforce. Do I even now adore them? Sure, I really like each and each a single of them. They’re however component of this crew and we’re heading to shift forward, but it was a likelihood to win with class. That’s not the way I want to see us games.”
Saskatchewan receiver Duke Williams felt torn among loyalty to his teammate and empathy for Masoli.
“We ‘re greater than that . . . I’m not stating it’s a superior play, due to the fact Masoli got hurt and that’s unacceptable,” Williams explained.
“We really don’t condone that, he’s acquired to go again residence to his family members. But at the stop of the working day, which is my teammate and I’ve obtained his again no matter what.
“I’m heading tell him right from incorrect because which is my position.”
Ottawa offensive lineman Dino Boyd sidelining Saskatchewan defensive lineman Pete Robertson with a questionable strike in the third quarter ignited stress in between the two golf equipment.
Boyd was penalized for roughing on the participate in. Robertson, who potential customers the CFL with seven sacks, failed to return to the match.
Dickenson failed to have a confirmed analysis on Robertson’s injury, but there had been indications he may have a damaged foot.
The Redblacks didn’t deliver an update on Masoli. The quarterback still left the stadium on crutches.
Saskatchewan (4-1) performed its most comprehensive match so considerably this year. The ‘Riders scored 19 next-quarter details to consider handle of the video game and hold the Redblacks winless in their four online games this period.
Ottawa dropped their initial a few games of the time by a blended margin of 12 details, but they struggled to hold rate with the Roughriders.
Saskatchewan led 22-6 at the fifty percent but Ottawa opened the 3rd quarter with a landing to slim the hole to 22-13.
The Roughriders countered with a significant, which quarterback Cody Fajardo felt was the distinction in the sport.
“You under no circumstances want to shed the momentum and which is some thing that can happen, primarily when we felt like we had all the momentum from the next quarter,” claimed Fajardo.
“You go into halftime and you variety of shed that correct? It is almost like the game commences about. So they go down they score and we felt like as an offence we experienced to go down and rating. I was genuinely proud of the way we executed and responded.”
Fajardo threw landing passes to Williams and Kian Schaffer-Baker, although rookie working back again Frankie Hickson scored his initial CFL touchdown on an electrifying 63-yard run.
Hickson, who created 92 yards speeding on 5 carries, entered the game with 124 yards on 21 carries. His longest run just before Friday’s 63-yarder was a 19-lawn get.
Saskatchewan’s passing assault was boosted by working back Jamal Morrow, who caught 6 balls for 67 yards. He also rushed for 78 yards on 16 carries.
Kicker Brett Lauther extra industry ambitions of 50, 28 and 18 yards for Saskatchewan.
A.C. Leonard and Keion Adams sacked Masoli, Nick Marshall and Larry Dean had interceptions.
Nate Behar scored Ottawa’s lone landing catching a 22-garden pass from Masoli. Kicker Lewis Ward scored field ambitions from 42 and 21 yards.
Praise Martin-Oguike, Lorenzo Mauldin, Tre Hornbuckle and Davon Coleman registered sacks for Ottawa.