Healthy Lulay ready for Regina call 0
B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay throws the ball against the Calgary Stampeders during the first half of their CFL football game in Vancouver, British Columbia, November 1, 2013. (REUTERS/Ben Nelms)
The B.C. Lions haven't yet named a starting quarterback for this weekend’s West Division semifinal.
Travis Lulay, however, is ready and is preparing as if he's going to get the call, he told Team 1040 Monday.
The pivot, who returned for a short stretch last Friday in the team's 26-7 win over the Calgary Stampeders at BC Place, said on the radio's morning show that he's getting ready to play when the Lions face the Saskatchewan Roughriders Sunday.
"I haven't had that conversation yet (with coach Mike Benevides), but I do feel good about what happened in the game," Lulay said, adding that he's pleased with how his shoulder felt during and after the game. "For me it was very positive.”
Lulay completed three of four passes against Calgary for 54 yards. He also ran in a one-yarder for a touchdown.
"To get an opportunity to go back out there … and just being in the huddle, it was an awesome feeling for me," he said. "It was pretty emotional for a Week 18 game.
"I was just happy to contribute and be part of that again."
Going into to Regina, the Lions’ ground game also got a boost Monday when running back Andrew Harris was named the CFL Canadian player of the week. It was the second time the Manitoba native had been recognized this season after rushing for 102 yards in the easy victory over the Stamps — giving him 178 in total over the past two games. He also scored a touchdown, his seventh along the ground, as he finished the regular season with 998 running yards.