The Rouge: Who's been more impactful, Cornish or Harris?

Ben Fisher,
10/15/2012 8:27:56 PM
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Late last month, Calgary's Jon Cornish put up a tremendous 180-yard, two touchdown performance against the Edmonton Eskimos, prompting talk that he could surpass Normie Kwong's historic 1956 season on the pantheon of great years by a Canadian running back.

Acknowledging it was now his move, Andrew Harris of the B.C. Lions went off for 121 yards from scrimmage – and two touchdowns – two weeks later against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to set the single season record for yards from scrimmage by a Canadian in the process.

The two non-import tailbacks have seemingly gone shot for shot with superb performances all season long. They've helped their teams secure early playoff spots in the tough West Division and, through Week 16 of the regular season, made legitimate claims to be named league All-Stars.

Jerome Messam's terrific 2011 season for the Eskimos re-opened the door to the idea of impactful Canadian running backs in the CFL. What Cornish and Harris are doing this year could be considered breaking that door down.

It's a question with no wrong answer, but The Rouge is going to ask it anyway. Which Canadian running back has had a bigger impact this season, Jon Cornish or Andrew Harris?

As always, it's Your! Call.

Jon Cornish Andrew Harris (Photo: The Canadian Press)


(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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