Until now, both the Edmonton Eskimos and Ottawa RedBlacks have faced a different opponent each week.
Friday will be the first time they get another crack at the same team as the two sides square off against each other for the second time this season.
Their first meeting, back on July 11 in Edmonton, resulted in the Eskimos coming back from a 7-2 Ottawa lead at halftime to win 27-11.
“Certainly, you can’t go in with the exact same gameplan,” said Eskimos head coach Chris Jones. “You’ve got to go in with some different things and some wrinkles that they’ve not seen.
“But you also take in the things that you’ve done well and you know you do well. So it’s kind of a combination of both.”
And it goes both ways.
“Any advantage that we gain, they do, too,” said Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly. “We know what to expect out of them, but they’ve changed since the last time that we played against them.