Logan gets the start

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 11:45 AM ET

The Edmonton Eskimos defence will be facing a new challenge when they arrive at B.C. Place on Friday.

After watching Joe Smith gain just 58 yards on 13 carries last Thursday at Commonwealth Stadium, the B.C. Lions are going to start Stefan Logan - not Smith - at tailback in Friday's rematch with the Esks.

Smith is a bruising, run-between-the-tackles running back.

At five-foot-six and 181 pounds, Logan is eight inches shorter and 40 pounds lighter than Smith, meaning he can burn a defence with lateral movement and quickness.

"Joe will probably wear you down. This guy (Logan) can take the ball and go 80 (yards) on you," said Edmonton head coach Danny Maciocia.

"We talked about it this morning: we better be ready for him because I know they (the Lions) are going to try to get him to the perimeter and try to turn the corner."

A CFL rookie, Logan has played two games this season - including a 143-yard rushing effort against Winnipeg.

On another personnel note, Lions all-star slotback Geroy Simon will not suit up against the Eskimos on Friday.


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