Thursday, August 24, 2017
BOMBERS SPOIL NIK LEWIS'S NIGHT
Montreal slotback Nik Lewis caught 10 passes to set a CFL record with 1,031 career receptions, two more than B.C. Lions great Geroy Simon.
Regulation time ended at 23-23. Both teams got touchdowns and two-point conversions on their first possession in OT, but Darian Durant was picked off by Chris Randle on the Alouettes' second try. That left an easy 38-yard boot for Medlock for the win.
The Alouettes erased a 10-point Winnipeg lead in the final 5:07 of regulation time, with Boris Bede tying the game with a 48-yard field goal with nine seconds left on the clock. The final play saw the teams punt the ball back and forth as the Bombers tried to avoid giving up a single on the kickoff. The ball was kicked five times before it was run out of bounds.
Matt Nichols threw touchdown passes to Clarence Denmark and Julian Feoli-Gudino for the Bombers (7-2), whose winning run started with a wild 41-40 win over the Alouettes in Winnipeg on July 27.
George Johnson and Ernest Jackson caught touchdown passes and Bede booted three field goals for Montreal (3-6), which was coming off a 38-6 loss in Toronto last week.