Quarter-by-quarter

STEVE MACFARLANE, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 1:53 PM ET

FIRST QUARTER

Starting on their own 35-yard line, Riders running back Wes Cates busts a 20-yard run up the middle to get things rolling. The Stamps defence helps them reach their own 35 quickly with a big penalty when Dwight Anderson was flagged for a late push out of bounds on the next play. Receiver Chris Getzlaf makes an easy endzone grab in front of defender Davanzo Tate on a play-action pass for the early 7-0 lead ... An interception by Anderson -- his third straight game with a pick -- sparked the Stamps offence to draw even late in the quarter. On their first play, the Riders bite on a fake to running back Joffrey Reynolds and receiver Ryan Thelwell is sprung for a 45-yard bomb along the sidelines. Quarterback Henry Burris' dump pass to backup RB Jon Cornish caps off the drive with a TD to tie the game 7-7.

SECOND QUARTER

Taking a short pass in the flats, receiver Nik Lewis earns an important first down. Burris used his feet during a drive that saw him go five-for-five for 57 yards, with his biggest play a juke that helped him evade lineman Keith Shologan in the backfield before hitting Thelwell for 15 yards. A facemask tacked on another 15 and they used Joffrey Reynolds on the ground to set up a 12-yard field goal from Sandro DeAngelis, who hit a 35-yarder a few minutes later ... A long drive to end the half got the Riders back to within three. Riders backup QB Steven Jyles hit receiver Weston Dressler for 16 yards, and Dwight Anderson missed the Riders QB on a keeper play to allow them deep into Stamps territory. The Riders settle for an 18-yard field goal from Luca Congi as time expired to make it 13-10 Stamps.

THIRD QUARTER

Odell Willis teamed with Juwan Simpson to sack Durant, back in at QB ... The Stamps start at their own 41, but can't get anything going as receiver Jeremaine Copeland makes one tough first-down grab but can't come down with a second that hit his hands ... The Riders come up empty after a 51-yard attempt from Congi goes wide left ... They make good on their next possession. Blown coverage allows Johnny Quinn to get open deep for a 38-yard gain that takes the Riders inside the Stamps 20. Browner stumbles as he attempts a tackle on Dressler, and the Riders receiver busts loose for the 19-yard touchdown catch to give the Riders a 17-13 lead.

FOURTH QUARTER

A time-consuming Riders drive carried over into the final quarter, but ended in disappointment for the visitors. A TD pass from Durant to Gerran Walker on a bootleg option was wiped out because Durant crossed the line of scrimmage. A time-count violation made it second and goal from the 25, and it looked as if they'd settle for a field goal to extend their lead, but Congi's 33-yard attempt bounced back off the right upright ... The Stamps responded with a more successful drive of their own, combining plays from receivers Thelwell and Brett Ralph with some decent running by Reynolds before Burris used his own wheels to put the ball in the endzone for a 20-17 lead on an 18-yard scamper that started with a strong fake handoff to Reynolds ... Reynolds goes over 100 yards on the night, and DeAngelis boots a 26-yarder for a 23-17 Stamps lead with 4:18 to play ... DeAngelis' perfect streak ends at 13 straight field goals when he goes wide left on a 49-yard attempt late in the game. He made the tackle, but the Riders took advantage of a big runback with a 65-yard TD haul by Getzlaf on their second play from scrimmage, making it 24-23 in Saskatchewan's favour.

SUMMARY

First quarter

Ssk -- Durant 9-yard pass to Getzlaf (Congi kick), 3:00. Drive: Six plays, 75 yards. Key play: Anderson unneccessary roughness penalty.

Cal -- Burris 10-yard pass to Cornish (DeAngelis kick), 13:12 Drive: Five plays, 89 yards. Key play: Burris to Thelwell for 45 yards.

Second quarter

Cal -- DeAngelis 12-yard field goal, 5:51. Drive: 13 plays, 99 yards. Key play: Burris to Thelwell for 15 yards.

Cal -- DeAngelis 35-yard field goal, 9:25. Drive: Five plays, 17 yards.

Ssk -- Congi 18-yard field goal, 15:00. Drive: 13 plays, 74 yards. Key play: Jyles to Dressler for 18 yards.

Third quarter

Ssk -- Durant 19-yard pass to Dressler (Congi kick), 9:59. Drive: Three plays, 63 yards. Key play: Durant to Quinn for 38 yards.

Fourth quarter

Cal -- Burris 18-yard run (DeAngelis kick), 6:23. Drive: Nine plays, 85 yards. Key play: Morgan pass interference.

Cal -- DeAngelis 26-yard field goal, 10:42. Drive: Five plays, 36 yards. Key play: Reynolds 17-yard run.

Ssk -- Durant 65-yard pass to Getzlaf (Congi kick), Drive: Two plays, 65 yards. Key play: Dressler 55-yard missed field goal return.

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