West final features two top running backs

Running back Jon Cornish of the Calgary Stampeders. (DARREN MAKOWICHUK/QMI Agency)

Running back Jon Cornish of the Calgary Stampeders. (DARREN MAKOWICHUK/QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:53 PM ET

Kory Sheets versus Jon Cornish.

As if the West Division final needed any more drama than a trip to the 101st Grey Cup being on the line, it will also pit the league's two best running backs against one another.

Even if Sheets, Saskatchewan's starting tailback, hadn't proclaimed during the season that he was the better ball carrier, Sunday's Roughriders-Calgary Stampeders matchup still would be worth watching. CFL statistician Steve Daniel pored over the numbers, and found that Cornish and Sheets this season combined for the second most yards by the league's top two rushers.

Calgary's Cornish (1,813) and Sheets (1,598) totalled 3,411 yards, which was only 12 shy of Mike Pringle and Cory Philpot in 1994. This year, Cornish and Sheets teamed up to produce 18 games with more than 100 rushing yards.

 


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