Tiger-Cats will be in tough stopping Stampeders' Jon Cornish

Jon Cornish of the Stampeders will be a tough challenge to stop for the Tiger-Cats. (Bob Frid/QMI...

Jon Cornish of the Stampeders will be a tough challenge to stop for the Tiger-Cats. (Bob Frid/QMI Agency/Files)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:37 PM ET

HAMILTON - Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish is averaging 6.8 yards a carry this season.

This is above-the-norm production for a running back. Even the league’s leading rusher Kory Sheets, who is having himself a potentially recording-breaking season in Saskatchewan, is averaging a full yard a carry less than Cornish.

So when Tiger-Cats head coach Kent Austin says the Calgary Stampeders are a multi-talented team and he is preparing his team for everything you just kind of nod and then ask again about stopping Cornish.

It doesn’t necessarily mean that if you stop Cornish, you stop the Stampeders, but by limiting Cornish you force the Stamps to beat you with the pass and right now they are a much more potent and dangerous team running the ball than they are throwing it.

Or as defensive tackle Brian Bulcke put it on Wednesday, “We’re going to try and make them one dimensional.”


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