2014 Saskatchewan Roughriders season

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2014 Saskatchewan Roughriders season
Head coach Corey Chamblin
General manager Brendan Taman
Home field Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field
Record 10–8
Division place 3rd, West
Playoff finish Lost West Semi-Final
Team MOP John Chick
Team MOC Ricky Foley
Team MOR Mark LeGree
CFL SSK Jersey 2014.png

The 2014 Saskatchewan Roughriders season was the 57th season for the team in the Canadian Football League. The Roughriders qualified for the playoffs for a third straight season, but failed to defend their Grey Cup title as they lost the West Semi-Final to the Edmonton Eskimos. For the second consecutive season, the club held training camp at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon with the main camp beginning on June 1.[1]



During the offseason, the Roughriders lost many key players from the 2013 season, including Weston Dressler, Kory Sheets, Craig Butler and Ricky Schmitt.

The Roughriders lost quarterbacks coach Khari Jones to the BC Lions, who went there to become the Lions' offensive coordinator. During the 2013 CFL Expansion Draft, they lost Keith Shologan, Zach Evans and James Lee to the Ottawa Redblacks. The Roughriders re-signed Terrell Maze, Taj Smith, Christopher Milo, Paul Woldu and Macho Harris who all were slated to become free agents in February 2014. In a trade with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Roughriders traded Drew Willy for Jade Etienne. In a trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the Roughriders received Josh Bartel and Shomari Williams.

In free agency, the Roughriders lost Craig Butler, Jermaine McElveen, Ricky Schmitt, Jock Sanders, Graig Newman and Abraham Kromah. The Roughriders signed David Lee.

The Roughriders lost two players to the National Football League, with Weston Dressler being signed by the Kansas City Chiefs and Kory Sheets being signed by the Oakland Raiders. Dressler returned to the Roughriders in August 2014.

CFL Draft[edit]

The 2014 CFL Draft took place on May 13, 2014. The Roughriders had eight selections total in the seven-round draft, after trading down in the draft twice to accumulate more lower-round selections.[2]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
2 11 Dylan Ainsworth DL Western
2 18 Alex Pierzchalski WR Toronto
3 20 Johnny Mark K Calgary
3 26 Kristopher Bastien WR Concordia
5 39 Matt Webster DB Queen's
5 45 Kyle Paterson OL Regina
6 49 Travis Bent LB Concordia
7 56 Terry Hart OL St. Francis Xavier


On February 10, 2014, it was announced that the Ottawa Redblacks will play their "home" pre-season game at Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field against the Roughriders on June 14, 2014. Ottawa will be on the home side of the field and the team will be introduced as the home team, while Saskatchewan will play the game as their "away" pre-season game. This was done to accommodate for any delays that may be incurred due to the construction of TD Place Stadium.[3]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
A Bye
B Sat, June 14 4:00 p.m. CST at Ottawa Redblacks W 21–17 1–0 TSN2 Mosaic Stadium 13,014 Recap
C Fri, June 20 7:00 p.m. CST vs. Edmonton Eskimos L 14–19 1–1 None Mosaic Stadium 15,353 Recap

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

West Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Y–Calgary Stampeders 18 15 3 0 511 347 30 Details
X–Edmonton Eskimos 18 12 6 0 492 340 24 Details
X–Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 10 8 0 399 441 20 Details
X–BC Lions 18 9 9 0 380 365 18 Details
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 7 11 0 397 481 14 Details


Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
1 Sun, June 29 5:00 p.m. CST vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats W 31–10 1–0 TSN/RDS2 Mosaic Stadium 19,285 Recap
2 Sat, July 5 1:00 p.m. CST at Toronto Argonauts L 15–48 1–1 TSN/RDS2/ESPN2 Rogers Centre 17,758 Recap
3 Sat, July 12 7:30 p.m. CST vs. BC Lions L 13–26 1–2 TSN/RDS2 Mosaic Stadium 32,864 Recap
4 Bye
5 Sat, July 26 8:00 p.m. CST vs. Toronto Argonauts W 37–9 2–2 TSN/ESPN2 Mosaic Stadium 32,621 Recap
6 Sat, Aug 2 5:00 p.m. CST at Ottawa Redblacks W 38–14 3–2 TSN/RDS2 TD Place Stadium 24,303 Recap
7 Thur, Aug 7 6:30 p.m. CST at Winnipeg Blue Bombers W 23–17 4–2 TSN Investors Group Field 33,234 Recap
8 Sat, Aug 16 5:00 p.m. CST vs. Montreal Alouettes W 16–11 5–2 TSN/RDS Mosaic Stadium 33,427 Recap
9 Sun, Aug 24 5:00 p.m. CST at BC Lions W 20–16 6–2 TSN/RDS2 BC Place 33,196 Recap
10 Sun, Aug 31 2:00 p.m. CST vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers W 35–30 7–2 TSN Mosaic Stadium 33,427 Recap
11 Sun, Sept 7 2:00 p.m. CST at Winnipeg Blue Bombers W 30–24 8–2 TSN/ESPN Investors Group Field 33,234 Recap
12 Sun, Sept 14 11:00 a.m. CST at Hamilton Tiger-Cats L 3–28 8–3 TSN Tim Hortons Field 18,135 Recap
13 Sun, Sept 21 2:00 p.m. CST vs. Ottawa Redblacks W 35–32 (2OT) 9–3 TSN/RDS2 Mosaic Stadium 33,427 Recap
14 Fri, Sept 26 8:00 p.m. CST at Edmonton Eskimos L 0–24 9–4 TSN Commonwealth Stadium 42,161 Recap
15 Fri, Oct 3 8:00 p.m. CST vs. Calgary Stampeders L 24–31 9–5 TSN/ESPN2 Mosaic Stadium 33,031 Recap
16 Mon, Oct 13 11:00 a.m. CST at Montreal Alouettes L 9–40 9–6 TSN/RDS Molson Stadium 23,069 Recap
17 Sun, Oct 19 2:00 p.m. CST vs. Edmonton Eskimos L 19–24 9–7 TSN/ESPN2 Mosaic Stadium 32,421 Recap
18 Fri, Oct 24 7:30 p.m. CST at Calgary Stampeders L 27–40 9–8 TSN McMahon Stadium 35,400 Recap
19 Bye
20 Sat, Nov 8 6:00 p.m. CST vs. Edmonton Eskimos W 24-17 10-8 TSN/RDS2 Mosaic Stadium 20,139 Recap



Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
West Semi-Final Sun, Nov 16 3:30 p.m. CST at Edmonton Eskimos L 10-18 0-1 TSN/RDS2/ESPN2 Commonwealth Stadium 26,237 Recap



Coaching staff[edit]