The Eskimos have landed in Toronto and will face the Argos on Saturday afternoon at BMO Field.
The Eskimos offensively will be challenged by an Argos defense that is coached by defensive coordinator Rich Stubler. The Eskimos offensively are second in the CFL in average yards per game (409.3) and average passing yards per game (354.3). Conversely the Argos defensively ranks fourth in average yards allowed per game (369.0) and average passing yards allowed per game (295.1).
Quarterback Mike Reilly says Stubler’s defense will give you opportunities to make plays downfield but you need to capitalize.
The Eskimos will have three changes on defense as veteran defensive end Jason Vega and veteran defensive back Brandyn Thompson will make their Eskimo debuts. Vega will start at defensive end for Reuben Frank who was injured late in practice on Thursday. Frank was supposed to start in place of Marcus Howard who is on the six-game injured list with a suspected knee injury. Frank is on the one-game injured list. Defensive tackle Josh Watson will make his Eskimos debut. Defensive back Solomon Means moves from the active roster to the practice roster.
Kick-off from BMO Field on Saturday is 2pm. 630 CHED will have the pre-game show at 12:30pm.