Saskatchewan Roughriders clinch second in West Division, home playoff game

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have clinched a home playoff game after defeating the Edmonton Elks by a score of 29-24 at Mosaic Stadium, securing second place in the West Division.

This will mark the third consecutive season in which the Riders have hosted a playoff game after hosting the West Semi-Final in 2018 and the West Final in 2019. The club is still looking for its first home playoff win since opening Mosaic Stadium in 2017 as they lost the first two home postseason dates to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Saskatchewan improved its record to 9-5 with the win over Edmonton, putting themselves out of reach of the third-place Calgary Stampeders (7-6). Calgary punched its ticket to the playoffs on Friday night with a 33-23 victory over the B.C. Lions, meaning they will visit Regina for the West Semi-Final on Sunday, Nov. 28.

The Riders have now won four consecutive games after dropping back-to-back games against the Stampeders in early October.

Duke Williams had a monster game, making eight receptions for 146 yards and one touchdown against his former team. Cody Fajardo connected on a season-high three touchdown passes, including a four-yard pass to Alexandre Dupuis for his first-career score.

Tickets for the West Semi-Final went on sale on Friday.