Original start time 7:30 pm local.
It was a case of severe déjà vu last week for the Ottawa Rough Riders as yet another close one got away from them. The Riders played well for three quarters and entered the final frame with a 22-13 lead over the visiting Blue Bombers. However, 17 fourth quarter points by the Winnipegers erased that lead and with just 12 seconds remaining on the clock, K Troy Westwood split the uprights from 21 yards out giving the Bombers a 30-29 come from behind win. The Riders looked good early and jumped out to a 8-0 lead as RB Dave Dinnall scored a 5 yard TD and K Wayne Lammle chipped in with a single. The Bombers cut into that lead with Westwood FGs of 50 and 38 yards to make the half-time score 8-6 in favour of the Riders. Ottawa added to that lead at 3:16 of the third quarter when QB Steve Taylor scored from 3 yards out. The Bombers countered four minutes later when SB Sean Graham broke through the line and blocked a Lammle punt which was in tum scooped up by DB Bobby Evans and returned 2 yards for the major. The Riders closed out the third quarter scoring when SB Robert Gordon teamed up with Taylor for a 15 yard TD. The fourth quarter belonged to the Bombers and they opened the scoring at 1:25 into the stanza when DB Andrew Henry stepped in front of an errant Taylor pass and returned it 60 yards for the TD. The Winnipeg defence accounted for yet another TD when LB Greg Clark picked off another Taylor pass and scampered into the end zone for a 12 yard TD. The Riders restored their lead at 12:56 when Dinnall scored his second TD of the game, this one a 2 yard plunge. However the victory was not to be as Westwood lined it up from 21 yards out and split the uprights with just 12 seconds left to play making the final, Winnipeg 30, Ottawa 29.
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