TSN football analyst Chris Schultz is back with his Week 11 selections in the CFL. The Big Man finished 4-0 in Week 10, and sits at 25-16 on the season in Schultz vs. The World. Now Schultz is ready for more action, including his pick of the Bombers beating the Roughriders in the game of the week.
Calgary at Edmonton
Satisfaction for the Stampeders and urgency for the Eskimos. Eskimos QB Mike Reilly should be back and it will make a difference. The last time Edmonton lost to Calgary, they came back and played their best game of the year, beating Montreal 33-23. The Eskimos must do a better job on John Cornish and within the defensive front seven as a group. After watching the Labour Day September 1 game, I anticipate a better Eskimo performance. It is tough to beat the same team two times in five days and although by the 4th, it turned into an easy Stampeders quarter, this one could be different. Edmonton over Calgary in game three of the season series.
BC at Ottawa
The Redblacks have one win against the Argos and that was way back on July 18 and was by one point. The Lions are coming off a loss and the bye week, so lots of time to get healthy and think of the loss. I am interested to see how much Travis Lulay will play and how effective he will be. With 10 weeks to go and nine games to play, the decision could be a critical one. The Reblacks are looking for players and looking for wins. The Lions know about their players and need a win to keep pace in the very competitive West . Got to go with logic… Lions win.
Hamilton at Montreal
Yes, Zach Collaros had a good game this week and the Ticats defense had a great game, not allowing a field goal to Toronto in the 4th quarter. A new confident football team in Hamilton but so is Montreal. Both teams on defense have played well and it will get down to offenses and execution. This will be Jonathan Crompton's third start in a row, while Collaros will begin his second. The running back combination of Tyrell Sutton and Brandon Whitaker could make the difference for Montreal. Ryan Dinwiddie did a good job last week keeping them involved in the offense and I expect the same this week. Hamilton has the more experienced and polished quarterback but overall, Montreal has the better team. Montreal in the 4th by 3.
Saskatchewan at Winnipeg
Round 2. I think this will be the best game of Week 11. Urgency is huge for Winnipeg. At 6-4, they are behind Edmonton, Saskatchewan and Calgary but only one game ahead of BC. With the Lions playing at Ottawa, any cooperation from the Redblacks is unlikely, so to stay in the fourth place position and avoid a tie, this is the game to win for the Bombers. Yes, the Bombers must stop the Riders' run game and must keep it close going into the 4th to give Drew Willy the opportunity for his fifth 4th quarter win, but it may not be necessary as the highest scoring team in the league is the Blue Bombers with 260 points. Winnipeg over Saskatchewan in the 4th.