Saskatchewan took advantage of the temporary seating in place for the Grey Cup for this Labour Day classic. The matchup drew 31,000 fans to Taylor Field in Regina to watch their Rider’s trample the Blue Bombers 56 to 4 and move into a tie for fifth place in the Northern Division. Kicker Dave Ridgway opened the scoring when he missed a 31 yard field goal attempt to score the single. Later in the quarter, Darren Joseph took the ball in from the 3-yard line for the touchdown. Ridgway kicked the convert. The ’Riders extended their lead late in the quarter as Ridgway kicked a 45 yard field goal. Saskatchewan continued to dominate in the second quarter. Ridgway kicked another field goal, this time from 44 yards out. [Brent Matich](/person/brent-matich/) sent a 63 yard punt into the end zone to record a single. With no time left in the half, CB Brian Randall intercepted a Reggie Slack pass and returned it 81 yards for a touchdown. Ridgway’s convert gave the Roughriders a 22 to 0 lead at half-time. Joseph ran in his second TD of the game from the 2-yard line to open scoring in the second half. Ridgway kicked the convert. Following the next kickoff, Shawn Moore was intercepted by ’Riders LB Brendan Rogers. Saskatchewan pulled a trick play out of the bag with Warren Jones throwing laterally to Donald Narcisse who, in turn, threw 45 yards to Dan Farthing for the touchdown. Again, Ridgway kicked the convert. Ridgway continued his busy night kicking a 17 yard field goal. Winnipeg broke their goose egg at the 9:20 mark of the third quarter. Troy Westwood kicked an 18 yard field goal for 3 of Winnipeg’s 4 points. With time running out in the quarter Ray Elgaard caught a pass from Jones for the touchdown. Ridgway’s convert attempt was good. Dan Rashovich recovered Shannon Garrett’s fumble on the ensuing kickoff giving the ’Riders excellent field position. They capitalized on a 4 yard touchdown pass from Jones to Elgaard. Ridgway kicked the convert. Winnipeg punter Bob Cameron booted the ball 70 yards through the end zone for the Bombers only other score of the game. Ridgway capped a brilliant night kicking a 33 yard field goal making the final score Saskatchewan 56 – Winnipeg 4.
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