Roughriders blown away again

Stampeders dominate in 40-3 win
Reported by Jamie Nye
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders promised a better effort after last week's debacle at Mosaic Stadium.

Instead, the Roughriders lost by 37 points for the second straight week. This week it was the Calgary Stampeders who beat up Saskatchewan.

The Roughriders went another full 60 minutes with the offense unable to find the endzone, while Calgary found it early and often in a 40-3.

Similar to Saskatchewan's 42-5 loss last week against B.C. big plays and turnovers killed the Riders.

Darian Durant lost two fumbles and both ended up with Calgary scoring touchdowns, including defensive end Charleston Hughes' 71-yard fumble return for a touchdown on the second last play of the 2nd quarter when Durant couldn't handle another erratic snap from centre Marc Parenteau.

The play killed a potential scoring drive for the Riders and made it a 23-3 score going into the half.

The second half started with more of the same as the Stampeders marched down the field and took 7:45 off the clock, ending with a Romby Bryant touchdown. A 35-yard Jon Cornish and a Rene Paredes field goal ended capped off the scoring for the Stampeders.

Cornish ended the day with 149-yards rushing and two touchdowns as the Roughriders defence were unable to contain the Stampeders running back.

The Roughriders have dropped to 4-9 on the season and will have to win their final five games to have any chance at the playoffs.

The Roughriders had injuries to deal with as well. Jerrell Freeman went to hospital to take care of a deep cut. Lance Frazier left the game early after aggravating a hamstring injury.