07/10/2013 06:34 EDT | Updated 09/09/2013 05:12 EDT

Veteran Kevin Glenn to get start under centre again for Calgary Stampeders

Once again, it's Kevin Glenn to the rescue for the Calgary Stampeders.

The veteran quarterback will start for Calgary on Friday night when the club visits the Montreal Alouettes. Glenn replaces incumbent starter Drew Tate, who suffered a strained forearm muscle in his throwing arm in last week's loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Of course, this isn't the first time the 34-year-old Glenn has stepped in for Tate. He made 15 regular-season starts last year after Tate went down with a shoulder ailment, then went back under centre for the West final and Grey Cup after Tate suffered a fractured forearm.

The good news is Calgary (1-1) has shown it can win with Glenn. The club went 10-5 last season under Glenn, who also guided the Stampeders to victory over B.C. in the West final before ending the season with a 35-22 Grey Cup loss to Toronto at Rogers Centre.

Montreal (1-1) opened its season with a split against Winnipeg, but the Bombers sacked quarterback Anthony Calvillo a total of 11 times. Winnipeg held pro football's all-time passing leader to just 385 passing yards and two TDs combined while intercepting Calvillo three times. The Als' protection issues could further come into play considering Calgary's Charleston Hughes has three sacks this season, tying him for the league lead.

Pick - Calgary.

Saskatchewan (2-0) at Toronto (1-1) on Thursday night.

The Riders are the CFL's only remaining unbeaten team and have looked good so far. Quarterback Darian Durant is tied with Tate for the CFL lead in TD passes (five) and hasn't surrendered an interception. Also, running back Kory Sheets has recorded consecutive 100-yard rushing games.

Toronto is coming off a disappointing 24-16 road loss in B.C. Quarterback Ricky Ray finished a solid 28-of-39 passing but for only 215 yards with no TDs. Chad Owens, the CFL's outstanding player last year, had 11 catches for 111 yards but slotback Andre Durie was the club's next leading receiver with six catches for 37 yards. Grey Cup MVP Chad Kackert ran eight times for just 20 yards.

Pick - Saskatchewan.

Winnipeg (1-1) at Hamilton (0-2) on Saturday night.

The Ticats play their second straight "home'' game at Alumni Stadium following Sunday's 30-20 loss to Edmonton in their first-ever game in Guelph, Ont. Hamilton quarterback Henry Burris is the CFL's passing leader with 595 yards but faces a Winnipeg defence that continually harassed Calvillo. Slotback Andy Fantuz had 10 catches for 155 yards and a TD in the season opener against Toronto but didn't play against the Eskimos due to injury.

Winnipeg has ridden its defence early this season as quarterback Buck Pierce has thrown twice as many interceptions (four) as TD passes (two) and has a less-than-stellar 58.5 per cent completion average. And then there's the matter of the Bombers having turned the ball over 10 times already this season. Unfortunately, defensive lineman Bryant Turner (three sacks) won't play due to injury.

Pick - Hamilton.

B.C. (1-1) at Edmonton (1-1) on Saturday night.

The Eskimos acquired starting quarterback Mike Reilly from B.C. in the off season and he'll face his former team for the first time. Reilly has completed just 31-of-57 passes (54.4 per cent) so far this season and although he only threw for 136 yards last week against Hamilton, the game was played in a torrential downpour and Reilly did have two TD strikes against the Ticats. Running back Hugh Charles was the offensive star, though, with 119 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

B.C. starter Travis Lulay threw for 249 yards and a TD against Toronto but was sacked three times. Andrew Harris ran for 103 yards and a TD while receiver Nick Moore had six receptions for 107 yards. Linebacker Adam Bighill (ankle) won't play.

Pick - B.C.