Harris, McCallum lead Lions over Riders 26-13
REGINA - Paul McCallum booted four field goals and running back Andrew Harris racked up 197 total yards and a touchdown to boost the B.C. Lions to a 26-13 victory on the road over the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Harris, on a 58-yard run, and Courtney Taylor scored touchdowns for the Lions, who earned their first win of the CFL season and improved to 1-2. The Riders have lost two straight and share the same record.
Harris racked up 145 total yards in the first half, including 94 yards along the ground.
His 58-yard run for a touchdown late in the first quarter gave the Lions an 11-0 advantage and was the Lions' lone major in the opening two quarters. Harris finished the night with 132 yards rushing and 65 receiving, both of which were team highs.
Quarterback Kevin Glenn, who had thrown six interceptions in his first two games with the Lions, played turnover-free football on Saturday. He completed 16 of 27 pass attempts for 160 yards and one touchdown.
The Lions led 14-13 at halftime thanks to a 41-yard field goal from Paul McCallum as time expired in the second quarter. The late score was set up after Charles lost a fumble on the previous play.
Anthony Allen started the third quarter at running back in place of Charles, who had rushed for a team-high 86 yards in the first half.
Quarterback Darian Durant and Riders' offence struggled all night against a stiff B.C. defence. Durant completed just 12 of 30 pass attempts for 169 yards and was intercepted once.
Durant's lone touchdown strike was a five-yard toss to Taj Smith late in the second quarter. Chris Milo added two field goals.
The Riders were shut out in the second half.
Linebacker Adam Bighill led the Lions with eight tackles and one sack.