The B.C. Lions, who are clearly the most improved team in the CFL this season, came into Commonwealth Stadium and accomplished something a number of teams have not been able to do: come away with a victory. The Lions scored 24 second quarter points and added another 15 in the second half to come away with a 39-23 victory and sole possession of second place in the Western Division. The only scoring in the first quarter was a Sean Fleming single at 10:49 of the first quarter. It didn’t take long for the Lions to reply as Lui Passaglia connected on a 25-yard FG to give B.C. a 3-1 lead. The Eskimos went ahead for the only time in the game as Kasey Dunn was on the receiving end of a 28-yard Damon Allen pass. B.C. pivot Danny McManus, who was making his first start of the season hooked up with Cory Philpot for an 11-yard TD strike to give the Lions a 10-8 lead. This tandem joined forces again, this time from 17 yards out putting the Lions up 17-8. The Eskimos climbed back to within 2 as Rickey Foggie, who was in in relief of starter Damon Allen, took it in himself from 1-yard out. McManus found WR Ray Alexander in the open for a 14-yard TD pass to send the Lions in to the locker room with a 24-15 lead at the half. B.C. opened up the 2nd half scoring as Passaglia connected from 13 yards out then Bruce Plummer caught Eddie Brown in the end zone for a safety giving the Lions a 29-15 lead. The Eskimos replied with a 3-yard TD run by Damon Allen to narrow the gap to 7 after 3 periods of play. Mike Trevathan opened up the 4th quarter scoring as McManus spotted him in the open for a 28-yard TD. The kicker rounded out the scoring as Glenn Harper added a single while Passaglia connected on his 3rd FG of the day, this one from 46 yards out making the final 39-23 in front of 25,236 fans at B.C. Place.
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