Roughriders bring hammer against Tiger-Cats

Roughriders defensive back Weldon Brown (left) and teammate Tristan Jackson (38) try to block a...

Roughriders defensive back Weldon Brown (left) and teammate Tristan Jackson (38) try to block a pass intended for Tiger-Cats wide receiver Luke Tasker during CFL action in Regina on Sunday, June 29, 2014. (Reuters)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:54 PM ET

REGINA - The Grey Cup rematch became a mismatch, as one-sided a contest one will ever see pitting two teams that played on the same field with the CFL’s biggest prize up for grabs.

The Ticats aren’t this bad, but they were worse than bad in the rain, cold and wind that would turn a normally sea of Green and White into a sea of half-empty seats.

The Roughriders, to their credit, used their dominance in trenches, at times opportunistic when the visitors were imploding, at other times making plays through excellent execution en route to a convincing 31-10 win in front of 19,285 fans.

Riders’ Anthony Allen, the team’s opening-night starter at tailback, is a down-hill runner who may or may not be the guy to replace Grey Cup MVP Kory Sheets.

Allen made an impression, scoring two touchdowns in the opening half, while the Ticats made their fans skeptical.


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