Turnovers defined the game

DANIEL WILSON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:44 AM ET

Turnovers were the game breaker in B.C.'s West Final loss to Saskatchewan.

Simply put: B.C. had four and the 'Riders had none.

Things all got off to a bad start when running back Ian Smart let a punt drop through his arms, to be recovered by Kitwana Jones of the Roughriders on B.C.'s 31-yard line and turned into a touchdown by Kerry Joseph and Andy Fantuz.

In fact, all four of B.C.'s turnovers resulted in points for Saskatchewan, as kicker Luca Congi knocked the ball through the uprights on the next three drives that were produced by quarterback turnovers.

Jarious Jackson was yanked from the game following two interceptions and a number of other overthrows. He went a measly three of 12 for 51 yards in the process.

Dave Dickenson - who faired a little better, completing 14 of 19, but was sacked six times - added the final insult, fumbling after being hit by Reggie Hunt, brother of Lions defensive tackle Aaron Hunt.

For a team that only committed 32 turnovers in 18 regular season games, four in the West Final came as a huge surprise and in the end cost them a berth in the Grey Cup.


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