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On a vintage Cornish performance and those hated rule changes

Just when all the critics [including us at CFLpass –Ed.] thought Jon Cornish was becoming a mere human, he answered everyone with a trademark performance. While Cornish racked up 120 yards on 15 carries, the damage could have been a lot worse for the Blue Bombers.

Check the highlights of Calgary’s 26-25 win over the Bombers here.

The big game from Cornish instantly brings him within one yard of the league lead in rushing yards, a mark in which he trailed by 93 yards just last week. Of course, Tyrell Sutton made that a lot easier by only gaining two yards on six carries for his Montreal Alouettes against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Many fans are taking to social media to complain about the “new CFL” and its rule changes, though. Just check the stats within and replies to Rod “Voice of the Riders” Pedersen’s tweet here:

Here’s my theory: Those with a beef are just Roughriders fans upset about an 0-4 start to the season. I’m a Rider fan and I’m not happy but the games are *extremely* entertaining, with another three games this week decided by less than a touchdown. I guarantee if the Roughriders were 3-1 or 4-0, there would be a lot less whining. At the end of the day, it’s the players that need to get used to these rules.

How can you deny or think this offensive explosion is negative? The five-yard rule simply *needed* to change.

Last season only three receivers had 1,000 yards and only one running back broke the plain.


That one running back was Jon Cornish and he did it in ten games. This season has seven rushers and twelve receivers on pace to break the 1,000-yard barrier.

So do you still hate the “new CFL”?

– written by Travis Currah