In this battle of Eastern Division rivals, Montreal hoped to continue their winning ways while Winnipeg was hoping to break out of the 5 game losing streak. K Troy Westwood’s 30-yard FG paced Winnipeg to an early 3-0 lead at 4:18 of the first quarter. Montreal K Terry Baker responded with a 51-yard FG of his own at 6:46 of the same quarter, tying the game at three. At 9:13, Baker gave Montreal a 1-point lead when his punt sailed through the end zone scoring a single point. Winnipeg opened the second quarter scoring on their first play when Westwood was good on his second FG attempt of the night, a 53-yard attempt, giving the Bombers a slim 2-point lead. Winnipeg scored their first major of the night in an unorthodox play in which WR Dexter Dawson threw a 53-yard strike to fellow wide-out Milt Stegall at 1:41 of the second. Westwood’s convert was good making the score 13-4 in favour of the Bombers. Winnipeg later increased their lead to 11 when Baker conceded a safety at 8:28. Winnipeg continued to move the ball well against Montreal and where rewarded at 12:50 of the second quarter when Westwood connected on a FG from 52 yards out. Veteran QB Tracy Ham then rallied his Montreal team in the closing minutes of the first half, scampering into the end zone from the 12 yards out with 1:03 remaining in the quarter. Baker’s convert attempt was successful to decrease the Winnipeg half-time advantage to 18-11. In the third quarter Montreal continued to cut into the Winnipeg lead. Baker was successful on his second FG attempt of the night, this time from 31 yards away at 6:52. The only other scoring in the quarter was a 2-point safety conceded by P Bob Cameron on the final play making the score 18-16 in favour of the Bombers. Montreal took the lead in the fourth quarter after FB Michael Soles powered into the end zone from the 1-yard line at 5:19. Baker was good on the convert. The see-saw battle continued after Westwood’s 42-yard FG split the uprights at 9:48 to cut the Montreal advantage to 2. Montreal responded when Baker connected on a 13-yard chip shot with 2:22 left to play. A valiant attempt by the Winnipeg offence fell short and the Alouettes posted a 26-21 win.
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