B.C. Lions add wrinkles for rematch 0
The B.C. Lions. (Reuters)
There's no secret to playing the second game of back-to-back matchups. You just have to forget about the first one.
What happened the week before — a 29-26 win by the B.C. Lions against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at BC Place — is now metaphorically thrown out the window. At least that's how the Leos hope to approach this Saturday's tilt at Alumni Stadium in Guelph, Ont.
"They were at the game too, right?" quarterback Travis Lulay said of last Friday's victory. "They saw what you did well against them so they're going to have some adjustments, meaning we're going to have to have some adjustments.
"So that being said, there are going to be some wrinkles, but you have to do the things you do well every single week. You wipe the slate clean and say, ‘Let's try to be 1-0 this week.’"
One B.C. player certainly looking to improve on his performance from last week, and even from the three games before that, is running back Andrew Harris. The 26-year-old has struggled to put up rushing yards of late, having not gone over the 60-yard mark in the last four games. But he feels the time nears for a big numbers game again.
"You definitely go through slumps in the season and areas where you're not as productive," Harris said. "For me now, it's just staying mentally strong and just keep fighting and working for those tough extra yards. It'll come."