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Sunday, October 11, 2015

BLUE BOMBERS 29 LIONS 26

VANCOUVER - Rookie Sergio Castillo's last-second 41-yard field goal gave the Winnipeg Blue Bombers a 29-26 come-from-behind win over the B.C. Lions in CFL action Saturday night.

The Blue Bombers prevailed after scoring 10 points in the final two minutes.

Winnipeg (5-10) moved into a tie with B.C. (5-9) for the third and final playoff spot in the West Division as it posted only its second win in the past nine games. The Lions have four games left in the regular season, while the Bombers only have three remaining.

Castillo, making his CFL debut, was good on all five of his field-goal attempts. Winnipeg also received a touchdown from Ian Wild on a blocked punt return to overcome a 23-9 half-time deficit.

The loss spoiled a strong first-half effort by B.C. quarterback Jonathon Jennings, who tossed three touchdowns while completing 16 consecutive passes. He threw for 307 yards in the first half alone.

Emmanuel Arceneaux caught two of Jennings' touchdown passes while Austin Collie snagged another.

(The Canadian Press)

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is it really true the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL dismissed Jonathon Jennings in a training camp tryout even though he showed far more potential over previous season team holdovers? Why? Can the present interm gm O'Day answer ?

Danny/Digby Granger
Spearfish, SD.

Anonymous said...

So once again Jennings shows even in a loss that the Rider brass missed the boat. Let me remind everyone that Jeremy O'Day was part of the brainpower that screwed that up. Sixteen completions in a row and it's "No thanks".
The sooner O'Day is down the road, the sooner the rebuild can start.

Howie

Anonymous said...

Real football teams played yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Jennings showed up at the Florida mini-camp in 2014. He then went on to ply his talent with a series of NFL teams in 2014, not catching on. His present OC is George Cortez who said he does not remember Jennings doing anything special at the Rider mini-camp.

Anonymous said...

Could it be that Cortez doesn't remember Jennings because the Riders braintrust had already set its close-mindedness on Sunseri (twice!) and Doege??

Anonymous said...

Jennings real test will be when he faces a real defense not the bottom two. Then we can be impressed or not. My understanding was he wanted to try the NFL first. Wonder why, if he is so good the NFL teams all passed?

Really didn't Matt Nichols and Hamilton's new QB look very impressive too? The Riders need totally new DB's, perhaps some that are over 5'6"

Anonymous said...

Roughriders need a competent gm, scouting dept. coaching staff, new franchise structure without current system setup of board of directors. Professional sports management model needed asap. Keep Reynolds, clean the rest of the house. New ticket price Increase starting 2016 not justifiable to the product.

Anonymous said...

Winnipeg on their way now to a Grey Cup title on home field 2015. Their over the hump and winning moving forward.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^
HA HA HA HA HA HA. I thought Harold Reynolds was the stupidest thing going tonight until I saw this!