The Saskatchewan Roughriders took the first game of the season when they beat the Toronto Argonauts on Friday night, and one player who felt particularly good about the win was Riders’ signal caller Zach Collaros.
Collaros took his new team to 27-19 victory which snapped a personal 12-game losing streak for Collaros, something he is undoubtedly happy to be done with.
Collaros, who threw for 203 yards, took some time to get comfortable, but once he did, he took over for the offense and lead them down the stretch.
“When I didn’t get a ball knocked down at the line of scrimmage,” Collaros said, according to TSN’s Sara Orlesky (h/t CFL.ca).
“I’ve got to do a better job of getting the ball around those guys. The receivers did a great job all night for me. (They) made some unbelievable catches in traffic and I can’t say enough about those guys in front of me (on the offensive line). Starting with Dan (Clark), getting us in the right protections. (Jerome) Messam sealing the deal there at the end. Tre (Mason) did a great job for us as well. It was a total team effort.”
Collaros spread the ball out , finding 9 different pass-catchers throughout the game.
“It just felt good,” Collaros said. “To win a home opener in front of these fans, I’m just really happy for our team. We worked out butts off in training camp and got the results we wanted.”
“It’s a good thing to get the ball rolling, I guess,” said Collaros. “It’s a very long season and we’ve just got to focus on the next game and I’m excited to go to Ottawa.”