WEST SEMI­FI­NAL

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Win­nipeg (10-8) at Saskatchewan (12-6)

Sun­day at 1:30 p.m. If QB Zach Col­laros starts and fin­ishes this game, the Rid­ers are far more likely to ad­vance to the West fi­nal. He won’t have to be the rea­son they win, he merely needs to make sure he isn’t the rea­son they lose. Col­laros served up 13 in­ter­cep­tions to nine TDs this year, af­ter all. If Col­laros doesn’t re­turn from that high hit he took in the fi­nal reg­u­lar sea­son game, and cedes the start to any of Bran­don Bridge, David Wat­ford or newly signed Drew Tate, the Bombers are a way bet­ter bet to pull off a mi­nor up­set on the road. Bridge and Wat­ford com­bined for five picks and two TD tosses in re­lief of the in­jured Col­laros this sea­son. The de­fences match up al­most play for play as they both reg­is­tered 45 sacks, the Bombers had one more knock­down at 47, while Saskatchewan had one more pick at 21 and Win­nipeg had the edge in forced fum­bles at 19-14. The line favours the home team by 21/2 points. Rid­ers by three

Barnes’ reg­u­lar sea­son record (straight up): 48-26

Saskatchewan Roughrid­ers quar­ter­back Zach Col­laros.

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