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Friday, September 22, 2017


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WINNIPEG - Matt Nichols threw for 319 yards and two touchdowns on a rainy night as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated the Ottawa Redblacks 29-9 on Friday.

It was Winnipeg's fifth straight victory at Investors Group Field this season, boosting its overall record to 9-3. That keeps the Bombers in second place in the CFL West Division, three points behind Calgary.

Nichols completed 23-of-34 pass attempts with one interception in front of an announced crowd of 26,588.

The East Division-leading Redblacks (5-8-1) produced their lowest point total of their season with third-string quarterback Ryan Lindley at the helm.

Suiting up in place of injured backup Drew Tate and injured starter Trevor Harris, Lindley was 16-of-36 for 151 yards with no TDs and one pick.

Andrew Harris sprinted 24 yards for Winnipeg's first touchdown late in the second quarter. He had 11 carries for 83 yards and 49 yards receiving.

(The Canadian Press)


3RD and 1 said...

No favours here tonight. The Redblacks needed Harris or Tate to have a chance in this one. That 3rd string Ottawa QB dosent seem to have the mojo needed to be successful behind center in the CFL.

Anonymous said...

This was a total free space in the bingo card for the bombers. If memory serves me correct they beat Toronto without Ray as well. Do t get me wrong, the bombers are strong but I truly believe much like Edmonton their record is flattering and they will still never c9e out of the West this year.