The Edmonton Wildcats visit the Calgary Colts

The PFC Game of the Week will feature the second meeting of the season between the Calgary Colts (2-2) and the Edmonton Wildcats (1-3).  Kick-off is set for Saturday night at McMahon Stadium at 7:00pm.

Back in Week 3 the Colts used 395 yards of total offence and forced seven turnovers in a 38-14 win.  The Colts ground assault collected 276 yards led by Xavier Ramsay’s 149 yards on 20 carries a touchdown.

Both teams simply need to win.  The Wildcats are on a three game losing streak and are hoping the bye week can jump start their offence.   They have scored the second fewest points at 83 and have allowed the third most of 161.

Cats’ quarterback Jordan Olson has not yet looked like himself, connecting on 48.2% of his passes and has thrown just four touchdowns compared to four interceptions.  After the graduation of Brad Quartel, the Wildcats are still looking for someone to step up and fill his cleats.

If the Wildcats can hold onto the football and win the time of possession battle, they have a good chance.  There is a lot on the line for the Wildcats, if they win they are right back in the thick of things in the standings, but if they lose it’ll be awfully tough to reach the post season, a place they have not seen since 2013.

The Colts on the other hand are in somewhat of the same position as the Wildcats.  If they win the game they put themselves in charge of their own destiny, however if they lose they will be on the playoff bubble.

Their offence has scored 137 points and their defence is one of only two teams that have allowed fewer than 100 points (95).

Its Week 6 of the schedule, and this is just the second home game for the Colts following three straight road games.  One of those road games was the Week 3 win in Edmonton over the Wildcats.  That said, the last time the Colts hosted the Cats, it was the visitors leaving with a victory.

The Colts need a big game on the ground, to set up the passing game down the field.  Running back Xavier Ramsey is starting to heat up, gaining over 100 yards in their last two games before the bye week.

If Ramsey can again run the ball on the Wildcats, that will open the air attack for quarterback John Kiesman who is connecting on 54.3% of his passes.  He has completed 57 throws, third most in the PFC and has tossed eight touchdown passes.

Defensively the Colts have recorded 18 turnovers, including four interceptions by Owen Redlick, who leads the Conference.

The Colts are dubbing Saturday night’s game the Keith Evans Amateur Football Night, in honour of Evans who will also celebrate his 82nd birthday that night.  He will take part in a special coin flip and be the honoured guest after his support of 50+ years of amateur football in Calgary.

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