REGINA — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers scored 16 unanswered issues in the second one part and beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders 23-8 on Sunday.
Trailing 8-7 heading into the 3rd quarter, the Bombers were given touchdowns from Sean McGuire and Nic Demski, along side a Marc Liegghio box function, at hand the Riders their first lack of the season.
The win strikes the Bombers (4-1) into first position within the West Department with the Riders (3-1) sliding to 2d position.
McGuire capped a seven-play, 87-yard power at 4:43 of the 3rd quarter together with his 2d dashing main of the sport.
Bombers tailback Andrew Harris had runs of 20 and 15 yards within the power. Winnipeg took good thing about two Rider consequences totalling 39 yards, together with a go interference penalty that positioned the ball at the one-yard line.
After Liegghio’s 37-yard box function early within the fourth quarter, the Bombers put the sport away when Zack Collaros blended with Demski on a 27-yard landing go with 5:12 left within the recreation. Demski used to be returning after lacking two video games with a hip harm.
Riders quarterback Cody Fajardo, who entered the sport main the CFL in of entirety proportion at 78.9 according to cent, struggled towards a ferocious Winnipeg defence. Fajardo completed the sport 23 of 39 passing for 213 yards and 3 interceptions. The Riders have been restricted to 260 yards of offence.
Collaros, who misplaced the Riders beginning QB task to Fajardo in 2019 after struggling a concussion within the season opener, finished 19-of-27 passes for 245 yards. He had one landing go and one interception.
The Bombers began the sport dedicated to the run with Harris wearing the ball on six of the primary 9 performs. Harris won 30 yards at the six carries with a long term of 7 yards.
Winnipeg were given at the scoreboard first following a Brandon Alexander interception that gave the Bombers the ball at the Rider 45-yard line. Collaros struck briefly, connecting with Kenny Lawler on a 40-yard reception alongside the sideline. Following a four-yard reception by means of Darvin Adams to take the ball to the Rider one-yard line, McGuire snuck into the tip zone for his first CFL landing.
The overall minute of the part used to be fairly complicated after Liegghio overlooked a 47-yard box function that Jamal Morrow returned 75 yards to the Winnipeg 37-yard line.
Then again, the officers penalized the Riders for roughing the kicker, even though replays seemed to display Liegghio beginning to run downfield after the kick, tripping and falling to the turf. The decision used to be showed by means of the CFL regulate centre, which led Riders trainer Craig Dickenson to problem the decision.
After the overview, the decision used to be overturned, giving the ball to the Riders with 17 seconds ultimate. After a 12-yard of entirety to Jordan Williams-Lambert, the part ended with Brett Lauther kicking a 33-yard box function to offer the Riders an 8-7 lead.
Each quarterbacks have been banged up within the first part. Collaros went to the dressing room after the primary quarter however returned for the following offensive collection. Fajardo used to be injured on a scramble in the second one quarter and seemed to harm his proper shoulder.