The winless Winnipeg Blue Bombers travelled west this week to take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the latest edition of this great Labour Day weekend rivalry. A full house was on hand to cheer on Paul McCallum when his 44-yard FG at 8:36 of the opening quarter gave the ’Riders a 3-point lead. This was followed by a beautiful 20-yard TD reception from QB Reggie Slack to CFL all-time pass receiving leader Don Narcisse at 12:17. McCallum’s convert was good giving Saskatchewan a 10-point advantage after one period of play. A turnover accounted for Winnipeg’s first score of the match when DE Grant Carter intercepted QB T.J. Rubley’s screen pass and returned it 25 yards for the major at 1:01 of the second quarter. K Troy Westwood’s convert was good cutting the ’Rider lead to 3 points. Newly acquired wide out Mitch Running gave the Blue Bombers their first lead of the night after he teamed up with Rubley for a 22-yard scoring play making the score 14-10 after Westwood’s convert. P Bob Cameron added a 69-yard punting single at 9:43 to complete Winnipeg’s scoring in the first half. Saskatchewan was not done, however, as McCallum re-established Saskatchewan’s 4-point lead when his 52-yard FG sailed wide at 12:51. He made up for his miss before the end of the quarter, striking a 25-yard FG with no time remaining on the clock pulling Saskatchewan to within 1 point at the half. In the third quarter, RB Mike Saunders was on the receiving end of a 57-yard TD from Slack giving the ’Riders a 21-15 lead after McCallum’s convert at 2:13. McCallum also added a 12-yard FG before Saunders scored his second TD of the quarter, this time a 16-yard reception at 13:18. McCallum’s convert gave Saskatchewan a 16-point cushion heading into the final period of play. In the fourth quarter, Westwood added 3 points to Winnipeg’s cause by nailing a 32-yard FG at 2:37. It was too little, too late, however, as McCallum’s 56-yard punting single completed the scoring in the game making the final from Taylor Field, Saskatchewan 32, Winnipeg 18. The win places Saskatchewan in a third place tie in the West Division with BC, while Winnipeg is still in search of their elusive first victory.
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