It was a typical Prairie autumn day, 7°C, partly cloudy and a strong north-westerly wind blowing at 26 km/h, as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders hooked up for the first time since Labour Day. Unfortunately for the 19,861 Roughrider faithful, the outcome was not what they would have liked it to be. The Bombers opened the scoring when they capitalized on a Roughrider miscue at 5:56 of the first quarter. LB Angelo Snipes recovered a fumble in the ’Riders’ end zone for the game’s first major. K Troy Westwood added the convert putting the Blue and Gold up by 7. Following a Westwood FG, Snipes recorded his second fumble return TD of the game when he scooped up a loose ball and returned it 26 yards for the TD. Westwood added the convert giving Winnipeg a 17-0 lead after one quarter of play. The ’Riders finally got on the scoreboard 13 seconds into the second quarter as K Frank Jagas connected from 32 yards out. With turnovers playing such a pivotal role in this game, it seemed fitting that the first, and only, Saskatchewan TD would come when DB Bryce Bevill stepped in front of an errant Reggie Slack pass and returned it 47 yards for the TD. The Jagas convert trimmed the Winnipeg lead to just 7. A Jagas single cut the lead to six but Westwood restored a comfortable 9 point lead with a 27 yard FG at 8:12. Saskatchewan P Brent Matich’s 56 yard punting single rounded out the first half scoring with the Bombers on top by a 20-12 margin. Jagas opened up the third quarter with a 39 yard FG at 4:16 to cut the Bomber lead to five, but this was as close as they would get. RB Blaise Bryant took the ball in from 5 yards out at 13:09, to record his first TD since returning to the Winnipeg line-up after a brief stint in the NFL. The Westwood convert attempt was good to make the score 27-15 after three periods of play. The Bombers accounted for all of the fourth quarter scoring with a Westwood 27 yard FG and another Bryant TD at 13:27. Westwood rounded out the scoring with a convert giving the Blue Bombers a convincing 37-15 victory.