The Edmonton Eskimos were looking to redeem themselves following a loss to Winnipeg last week — and redeem themselves they did! Edmonton nearly doubled the offensive yardage gained by Ottawa en route to a 34 to 18 victory. Ottawa scored first when David Archer connected with WR Joseph Rogers for a 4 yard passing TD. Wayne Lammle kicked the convert for the Riders. Edmonton only managed to put a field goal on the board in the first frame. A 45 yard shot off the foot of Frank Jagas split the uprights for the Eskimos. The second quarter saw a reversal of the first quarter. Eskimo RB Eric L. Blount carried the ball in from the 8-yard line for Edmonton’s first major of the match. Jagas kicked the convert. Five minutes later, Edmonton QB Danny McManus hit Eddie Brown with a 27 yard touchdown pass to extend the Eskimo’s lead. Jagas’ convert attempt was good. Before the half-time gun went, Lammle kicked a 68 yard punting single for the Riders and Jagas countered the single on a missed 28 yard field goal attempt. Jagas opened the scoring in the second half with a 35 yard field goal for Edmonton. Ottawa reacted minutes later with a 53 yard field goal scored by Lammle. Ottawa’s defence tried to help the cause just 0:27 later. CB Leonard Humphries intercepted a pass by McManus and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown. Lammle kicked the convert. The final stanza belonged completely to the Eskimos as they put 13 points on the board to seal the win. McManus threw his second passing TD of the game connecting with Shalon Baker over 5 yards. Jagas kicked the convert. Edmonton continued to roll setting up Jagas for 28 and 36 yard attempts, which he made, bringing his game total to 5 field goals. The win brought Edmonton above 0.500 with a 3 and 2 record.