The 2006 series

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June 16: B.C. 45 Sask. 28 @ Vancouver

B.C. slotback Geroy Simon started the season with a pair of first-quarter touchdowns and the Lions coasted to victory after a 31-0 halftime lead. Dave Dickenson passed for five majors.

June 25: Sask. 32 B.C. 24 @ Regina

'Riders christened the renamed Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field with a 32-24 last-minute win when the Lions faltered late in the game. Lions lost receiver Tony Simmons to a season-ending knee-ligament injury.

July 14: Sask. 29 B.C. 28 @ Vancouver

Lions couldn't score a second-half touchdown, but the 'Riders had two, including Kerry Joseph's winning one-yard run.

Sept. 24: Sask. 23 B.C. 20 (OT) @ Regina

Rookie Andy Fantuz had a pair of TDs, including the overtime winner, to end the Lions' seven-game winning streak. B.C.'s previous loss? July 14 to the 'Riders.

IT'S A FACT

Since 2000, 11 meetings between the Leos and 'Riders were decided by three points or less. 'Riders won six of those close matches.

ALL-TIME HISTORY LESSON

Lions are 70-84-4 all-time against Saskatchewan.

Sunday will be the teams' seventh playoff meeting. Each has three wins.

Lions won the 1963 best-of-three West final series 2-1. 'Riders won consecutive West semi-finals in 1973 and 1974. They didn't meet again until 2004 when the Lions were 27-25 West final overtime winners at B.C. Place Stadium.

'Riders are 5-2 against B.C. since losing that big 2004 game.


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