Heading into Calgary's important road game against the British Columbia Lions in Canadian Football League action on Saturday night, it is clear that the Stampeders running game is performing at a very elite level for the second consecutive season.
That is because Stampeders running back Jon Cornish of New Westminster, British Columbia is having another spectacular year. Cornish, who could be considered Calgary's most significant offensive weapon, is second in the CFL with 676 rushing yards.
However it is clear at the moment that Cornish is performing better than the player who sits at number one in the rushing category. That is because in Calgary's 42-27 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders last week, Cornish rushed for 175 yards, 41 more yards than Korey Sheets, who leads the CFL with 845 yards.
Due to the outstanding performance which saw Cornish record a career high four touchdowns, Cornish was named the CFL's top Canadian and offensive player on Monday. The Stampeders meanwhile are tied with Saskatchewan at 5-1 for first place in the CFL West. The Lions are in third place at 4-2.