For Saskatchewan football fans, this is “the biggest” game of the year. Fans from across the province jam into every nook and cranny of Taylor Field to watch their beloved Roughriders battle the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. This season 25,876 went home happy as their ’Riders posted a convincing 41-23 victory. The Green and White got the ball rolling at 2:05 when CFL rushing leader, RB Robert Mimbs, carried it in from 14 yards out for the major. K Frank Jagas would add what would tum out to be his first of five converts on the day making the score Saskatchewan 7, Winnipeg 0. Winnipeg K Troy Westwood got the “blue and gold” on the scoreboard at 10:35 when he connected from 18 yards out. The ’Riders bounced right back at 14:34 when QB Kevin Mason hooked up with WR Curtis Mayfield for a spectacular 87 yard TD making the score after one quarter of play 14-3 in favour of Saskatchewan. The Bombers came out firing on all cylinders in the second period as RB Michael Richardson and QB Reggie Slack connected for a 39 yard TD. The Westwood convert made the score 14-10 for Saskatchewan. Jagas would increase the lead to seven again when he put a 13 yard chip shot through the uprights. However, the Bombers unwillingness to back down showed as Slack and Richardson hooked up for the second time, this one a 15 yarder at 7:57. The Westwood convert would tie the score at 17. The ’Riders regained the lead at 13:54 when Mason found Mayfield for another big-time TD, this one a 95 yard pass and run TD. They would then add to that lead at 14:09 when LB Tommie Smith stepped in front of an errant Slack pass and then took it 36 yards down field for the major. This rounded out the second quarter scoring with the ’Riders on top by 14. Mason put Saskatchewan up by 20 when he carried it in himself from 6 yards out. The Jagas convert made the score 38-17 after three quarters of play. Jagas would boot his second FG of the game at 4:40 of the final frame, this one from 45 yards away. The Bombers were stymied offensively in the final quarter and not until 13:40 did they put up any points. WR Milt Stegall, hooked up with reserve pivot, Kevin McDougal, for a 22 yard TD. The 2-point convert attempt failed making the final 41-23 for the Western ’Riders.