The Winnipeg Blue Bombers took full advantage of their opportunity this week and moved into a tie with the Edmonton Eskimos for second place in the West. Edmonton scored first with a Frank Jagas 26 yard field goal to capitalize on their first possession. Edmonton’s second possession followed a fumble by Austin that was recovered by Darian Hagan. The Eskimos capitalized by setting Jagas up for his second field goal of the game. Winnipeg regrouped on their next possession moving the ball 75 yards on 11 plays. The result was a touchdown by newcomer Rendell Jackson on a 4 yard rushing play. Troy Westwood’s convert gave the Bombers the lead. Westwood got the call again early in the second quarter for an 11 yard field goal attempt. He split the uprights making the score 10 to 6 for Winnipeg. The Bombers continued to dominate the second quarter. QB Reggie Slack, in for the injured Kent Austin, drove the ball down field and carried it in himself for a 1 yard touchdown. Westwood kicked the convert. With time running out in the half, Edmonton QB Danny McManus marched his team to a touchdown. The scoring play was a 15 yard pass reception by Shalon Baker. Jagas kicked the convert. The half time score was 17 to 13 in favour of the visiting Blue Bombers. Following a twenty-five minute scoring drought, Jagas sent a 32 yard shot through the uprights to bring Edmonton to within 1 of the Bombers with only 3:41 to play. A determined Winnipeg club battled back on the next drive scoring on a 45 yard Troy Westwood blast that split the uprights. Twenty seconds later, the Winnipeg defence sealed the win for the Bombers. Linebacker K.D. Williams, who was later named Corel Defensive Player of the Game, intercepted a McManus pass and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown. Westwood’s convert made the final score 27 to 16 for Winnipeg.
|City Centre A||7:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||18.6°C||N (80°) at 19 km/h||75%||93.49 kPa|
|City Centre A||8:00 PM||Cloudy||18.4°C||N (90°) at 15 km/h||78%||93.49 kPa|
|City Centre A||9:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||17.4°C||N (90°) at 20 km/h||83%||93.52 kPa|
|City Centre A||10:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||16.5°C||N (90°) at 20 km/h||89%||93.52 kPa|
|City Centre A||11:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||16.0°C||N (80°) at 22 km/h||92%||93.49 kPa|
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