Football fans who can’t wait for the NFL to get underway can watch fast-paced Canadian Football League action live online for free Sunday when the Toronto Argonauts travel to Regina to face the 2013 Grey Cup Champion Saskatchewan Rough Riders in the final Week Two matchup.
Toronto comes into the game at 1-0 after cruising to a 26-11 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos last week, while the Rough Riders fell in their opener in a close 30-26 battle to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
To find out how to watch the Toronto Argonauts vs. Saskatchewan Rough Riders game live online, see the information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. local time at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan — that’s 3:30 Eastern Time, 1:30 Pacific.
The Rough Riders defense looked dangerously porous last week, giving up 470 total yards, as Winnipeg running back Paris Cotton rolled up an impressive 167 yards and quarterback Drew Willy dissected the Saskatchewan secondary for three touchdowns and 325 yards in the air.
“We have to focus and take it more seriously,” said a candid Saskatchewan safety Tyron Brackenridge, ahead of Sunday’s game. “We have to get back to fundamentals getting our eyes in the proper place and making it happen.”
The Rough Riders pass defenders, however, will have another tough assignment on Sunday, as Toronto backup quarterback stepped in effortlessly for the injured Ricky Ray, completing nearly 89 percent of his passes with three TDs against Edmonton.
Harris has the security of knowing that the starting job is all his, at least until Week 7 when Ray is scheduled to make his comeback from a torn rotator cuff.
But Harris is likely to come under heavy pressure from two-time All Star Brackenridge, who makes his return from an injury — the nature of which the team did not reveal — suffered in training camp. Look for Saskatchewan to blitz Harris often, with Brackenridge leading the assault from the safety position.
On the offensive side, Saskatchewan will also be playing Week 2 without its regular starting quarterback. Darian Durant ruptured an Achilles tendon in last week’s loss to Winnipeg, so 36-year-old CFL veteran Kevin Glenn, in his 15th season in Canada out of Illinois State University, steps in under center.
In Glenn’s pro debut back in 2001, he guided the Riders to a 14-11 victory over Toronto. Now, stepping back into the starter’s role in 2015, he’ll be looking to duplicate that feat on Sunday.
To watch the Toronto Argonauts vs. Saskatchewan Rough Riders Canadian Football League Week 2 showdown live online, go to ESPN3, the online-only channel in the ESPN network, which will carry the game live at this link. ESPN3 is free to subscribers of most major internet service providers and many minor ISPs, as well. For a full list, check this link.
[Image via Brent Just/Getty Images]