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Friday, August 12, 2016

BLUE BOMBERS 24 ARGONAUTS 17

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TORONTO - Matt Nichols threw two TD strikes to Clarence Denmark as the streaking Winnipeg Blue Bombers dismantled the Toronto Argonauts 34-17 on a hot, muggy Friday night at BMO Field.

Nichols cemented a third straight win for Winnipeg (4-4) with a 79-yard TD pass to Denmark just 50 seconds into the fourth quarter that gave the Bombers a commanding 27-10 lead. All three victories have come since Nichols replaced Drew Wily as the starter.

Nichols was a workmanlike 17-of-28 passing for 246 yards and allowed his first interception since going under centre. But that was easily countered by a tenacious Winnipeg defence that forced six turnovers (five interceptions, one fumble recovery).

Maurice Leggett had two interceptions, including a sparkling 98-yard interception return TD _ his second this year _ with 6:04 left in the game. Defensive back Kevin Fogg was also solid with two interceptions and a fumble recovery. Winnipeg's defence has forced a staggering 12 turnovers in its three wins.

Denmark finished with seven catches for 195 yards and the two touchdowns. Andrew Harris's four-yard TD run at 9:57 of the third put Winnipeg ahead 20-10 and pretty much silenced the BMO Field gathering 15,063 on a night when both the Toronto Blue Jays and Tragically Hip were playing nearby.

Harris finished with 123 yards rushing on 19 carries.

(The Canadian Press)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

15,063 attendance in Toronto tonight. Averaging 17,074 for first 4 home games. Should be bankrupt soon.

Darren Muller said...

You would think our brilliant commissioner would try in his infinite wisdom to schedule Argo games on different dates than the Jays. Or at least have some input. Trying to establish the Argos won't happen if too many home games are on the same nights as the Jays. Wish them well there there is a core of diehards at least.

w said...

Yeah, good call on dumping Denmark CJ.

Anonymous said...

I can hear the door creaking shut on the Rider's chances at a play-off spot in 2016...

Anonymous said...

Not sure if anyone else noticed the TSN broadcast of the Bomber, Argos game at BMO field. TSN was adding (video graphics) of the Toronto Argos logo (at Centre field - Mid Field Camera only), and CFL logo's on certain sideline camera angles. Interesting they were doing this as some camera shots you could not see the centre field logo field actually had not painted logos. Is there league rules that you have to have certain logos on the field as per the league? If these logo's were only video adapted/enhanced by TSN broadcast to look like they were on the field could the Argos be fined?