Calgary Stampeders (12-4) Saskatchewan Roughriders (2-14) Saturday October 31, 2015 McMahon Stadium, Calgary 1:00pm MDT Television: TSN, ESPN3 Radio: News Talk 770, SiriusXM GET TICKETS Position Chart & Roster Game Notes Stampeders Depth Chart Roughriders Depth Chart Preview: Saskatchewan at Calgary wk.19 Old rivals meet on Saturday with different agendas. The host Stampeders are still working on winning the division, where as the Roughriders will look to play spoiler as they continue to develop their crop of young talent. 3 Things Here are 3 Things you should know heading into the Halloween Showdown against the Riders. Game Day - Oct. 31 We preview today's game including interviews with Coach Hufnagel and long snapper Randy Chevrier who is playing his 200th game. Game Preview The Stampeders play host to the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Halloween, looking to continue the Riders’ scary season and keep alive their own hopes of hosting the Western Final in three weeks. Calgary (12-4, second place in the West) is coming off of its second bye week and won its last game 27-15 on the road over Toronto. The Riders (2-14, fifth place in the West) looked good early at home against the Eskimos, jumping out to a 21-3 first-quarter lead but couldn’t keep up the pace and lost 35-24. Calgary and Saskatchewan met in Week 9 in Regina, with the Stamps pulling out the 34-31 win. Calgary is currently enjoying a seven-game winning streak in regular season play against the Riders at McMahon dating back to 2010 and has scored over 40 points in five of those wins. The Stamps are 6-2 against Western teams and hoping to match last year’s mark of eight divisional wins with two division games to go. The Riders are winless on the road at 0-7 and have only one win against Western teams against eight losses. http://stampeders.com/article/stamps-play-host-to-riders Preview: Messam, Stamps ready to face Roughriders It will be a familiar sight for the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday afternoon. Jerome Messam is set to make his Calgary Stampeder debut against his former team at McMahon Stadium. Acquired at the trade deadline by the defending Grey Cup champions, the now ex-Rider will be the lead running back. This will be the first game action for Messam in over three weeks as he has been on two byes and was a scratch after being traded. With Jon Cornish sidelined, Messam is raring to get going and start to make an impact. “I’m excited to play football again. I just want to hit the ground running. The more touches I get, the more opportunities I get out there, the better.” The Stampeders need to win their remaining two games and hope that the Edmonton Eskimos lose their final game for Calgary to claim the West Division title. It is an unfamiliar territory for the Stamps, a team that is used to having the division mostly wrapped up by this point of the year. Players use the bye week for many different purposes. Some rest bumps and bruises while others remain in the weight room and study tape. The Stamps are coming off of the bye at seemingly just the right time as the group is refreshed and gearing up for the postseason. Yet for Messam, the bye week represented another opportunity to get acclimated to his new surroundings. Instead of winding down the season with the Roughriders, he is now preparing for a Grey Cup push. “It’s a little different feeling,” said Messam. “I was getting ready to go home at the end of the season and now we’re going to go on a playoff run so it’s a quick transition but a good one for me.” At this point of the season, the Riders are focusing on execution and following a gameplan. With the team already out of playoff contention, Saskatchewan is using the rest of this year to give players an opportunity on the field who may otherwise not have had the chance. http://www.cfl.ca/article/preview-messam-stamps-ready-to-face-roughriders Game Notes -The last win by the Riders in a regular season game at McMahon Stadium came on August 1, 2009 and since then they have lost their last 7 visits to Calgary with a tie coming on Oct 17/09. Playoff visits to Calgary have been much more successful for Saskatchewan as they won the 2013 and 2010 West Finals at McMahon Stadium. -Saskatchewan has set an all-time club record with 79 players in 2015 with at least one game played. The old club record was 74 in 2014 and 71 in 2007 and 2008. The total of 79 players in the CFL second-highest ever total trailing only Hamilton’s 2013 season where they had 88 individuals play at least one game. A total of 51 Riders have made at least one start in 2015. -The Stampeders have not lost two games in a row since July 12, 2012, a span of 67 games (Toronto & Montreal Jul 7 & 12/12). They have not lost consecutive games to Western teams since September 25, 2010 (Saskatchewan & BC Sep 17-25/10). -Eric Rogers, the CFL’s leading receiver, comes into the final two games just ahead of fast-approaching Adarius Bowman (+60 yards but with an extra game to play). To get close, Bowman has had 406 yards on 23 catches over his last two games, the most over a two-game span by any player since Arland Bruce III in 2010. Rogers is on pace for 1,521 yards which would be the most by any Calgary receiver sine Dave Sapunjis in 1995 (1,655 yards). -The only Riders with a chance to reach 1,000 yards this year are Weston Dressler (799) and Ryan Smith (796) and they must each average 100+ yards over the last two games. If neither gets to 1000, it will be the first time since 1999 that Saskatchewan has gone consecutive seasons without at least one receiver going over the 1,000-yard mark.