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Saturday, July 18, 2015

ESKIMOS 23 REDBLACKS 12

OTTAWA - Grant Shaw's five field goals and Matt Nichols' fourth-quarter touchdown pass was enough to lead the Edmonton Eskimos past the Ottawa Redblacks 23-12 Friday night.

It was a far better effort from the Redblacks, who were humiliated 46-17 in Edmonton eight days earlier.

Neither team could reach the end zone for the first three quarters, but that changed in the fourth as each side scored touchdowns on their opening possessions.

The Redblacks got a one-yard run from quarterback Henry Burris on a drive that started in the third quarter. Ottawa took a 12-11 lead after its two-point conversion failed.

Slightly less than two minutes later, Nichols connected with Kendal Lawrence on a 63-yard catch-and-run score to give the Eskimos back the lead at 17-11 after the two-point attempt also failed.

Shaw's 39 and 37-yard field goals closed the scoring.

(The Canadian Press)

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