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.”
Blue Bombers Sign Zach Collaros to Contract Extension
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed veteran quarterback Zach Collaros to a three-year contract extension through the 2025 season, which will prevent him from hitting free agency in February, according to an official team announcement on Tiuesday.
Collaros, 34, has been vital to the Bombers success, and has been a part of back-to-back Grey Cups with the team, and who was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player last season.
Collaros landed in Winnipeg during the 2019, when the Bombers acquired him via trade with the Toronto Argonauts.
Collaros has thrown for a career-high 4,115 yards with 35 touchdowns and 13 interceptions this season.
Elks Announces Taylor Cornelius Hospitalized with Spleen Injury
The Edmonton Elks have officially announced that quarterback Taylor Cornelius suffered a spleen injury during Saturday’s loss to the Toronto Argonauts and was hospitalized that evening, according to TSN.
The Elks announced on Twitter that Cornelius will miss their final game of the season when they take on the BC Lions. With Cornelius out, the Elks will turn to Tre Ford to take over the starting signal caller duties.
Additionally, Cornelius, 27, is still in hospital for observation, but is expected to make a full recovery.
Edmonton has a league-worst 4-12 record, with no home wins this season.
Elks Sign Scott Hutter to Two-Year Contract Extension
The Edmonton Elks have officially signed defensive back Scott Hunter to a two year contract extension that was officially announced last Friday, and will keep Hutter with the team through the 2024 season.
Edmonton selected Hutter in the sixth round of the 2019 CFL draft out of Wilfrid Laurie.
Hutter has started 12 games this season, collecting 53 tackles, nine special-teams tackles and a forced fumble.
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