The Montreal Alouettes travelled west this week to take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Winnipeg Stadium. The Als were looking for a win to tie them for first place in the East Division with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, while the Blue Bombers were gunning for their second win of the season. Things looked good early for Montreal as K Terry Baker’s 43-yard FG at 10:30 of the first quarter marked the only points in the first stanza of play. Forty-nine seconds into the second quarter, K Troy Westwood put Winnipeg on the scoreboard when his 47-yard FG sailed wide, scoring a single point. Special teams accounted for Winnipeg’s next score when RB Eric Blount lateraled a punt return to wideout Milt Stegall who ran the ball back 80 yards for the major at 2:50. Westwood’s convert was good making the score 8-3 for the Blue Bombers. Winnipeg’s next points came courtesy of their defence as DB Reggie Carthon scooped up a fumble by FB Michael Soles and returned it 70 yards for the TD. Westwood’s convert gave the Blue Bombers a 12-point cushion at 6:39 of the second quarter. However, Montreal responded quickly when QB Anthony Calvillo teamed up with WR Chris Armstrong for a 95-yard scoring play at 10:09. Baker’s convert was successful. On the ensuing kickoff, CFL Combined Yards leader Eric Blount returned the kickoff 95 yards for the major at 10:32. Westwood’s convert was good. Westwood and Baker exchanged FGs from 50 and 48 yards respectively to close the scoring in this wild quarter of football with the Blue Bomber leading by 25-15 score as the teams headed to the locker room for halftime. Westwood opened the third period scoring nailing his second FG of the match at 7:11 from 23 yards out. He then struck a 34-yard attempt before Baker replied for Montreal by hitting a FG from the 17-yard line with 37 seconds left in the quarter making the score 31-16 for Winnipeg. Montreal cut the lead to 8 points when RB Thomas Haskins powered into the end zone from the 4-yard line at 11:25 of the final quarter. Baker’s convert was good. That was as close as Montreal would get, however, as Westwood completed the scoring in the game by hoofing a 38-yard FG at 13:48 to give Winnipeg their second victory of the season by a 34-23 score.
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