Lions down Roughriders

B.C. Lions LB Adam Bighill celebrates his interception against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during...

B.C. Lions LB Adam Bighill celebrates his interception against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the first half of their CFL football game in Vancouver, British Columbia, November 3, 2012. Reuters/BEN NELMS)

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VANCOUVER - B.C. Lions kicker Paul McCallum converted all three of his field goal attempts and finished with a total of 11 points as he helped guide the British Columbia Lions to a 17-6 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the final game of the regular season at BC Place.

The Lions (13-5), winners of four of the last five outings, saw Travis Lulay start at quarterback but after a few too many hits the team turned to Mike Reilly who ended up with more than 100 yards of total offense before he too took a seat on the bench in favor of Thomas DeMarco.

The Roughriders (8-10), losers of four in a row to close out the 2012 regular season, kept Darian Durant safe on the sidelines while signal-callers Drew Willy and J.T. O’Sullivan handled the offense, but the pair barely made a dent. Instead, it was kicker Sandro DeAngelis who accounted for all the scoring with a couple of field goals.

Even before the game was played these two teams already knew their playoff destinations, with the Riders locked in to play Calgary in the West Division Semifinals at McMahon Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 11, while BC awaits the winner of that matchup in the West Division Championship game at BC Place a week later for the right to advance to the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto on Nov. 25.


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