Bombers rough up Riders for third time this season in 31-13 win

Two weeks after allowing a stunning 48 points in a loss to Hamilton, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defence looked like its usual self again Friday night.

bombers rough up riders for third time this season in 31-13 win

The Bombers forced six turnovers and Zach Collaros had four touchdown passes en route to a 31-13 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders in front of a sold-out crowd at IG Field.

The win moves the Blue and Gold to 13-2 on the season, and a step closer to clinching the West Division.

It was Winnipeg’s third win against Saskatchewan this month and the victory assured the Bombers of a home playoff game in November.

Saskatchewan drops their fourth straight game, now 6-9 on the season, and will be battling to stay in the crossover spot for the rest of the year.

The Riders had an early field goal, but the Bombers scored a touchdown on their very next drive, and held onto the lead for the rest of the game.

The Bombers didn’t have a single first down the entire third quarter and the Riders climbed within four points to start the fourth, but the Bombers soon added two quick TD’s to end any chance of a comeback.

“When things go bad, you got to have a short memory,” said Demski. “And go back out there and re-group and we all relied on each other to go out there and do our job.

“It was messy at times, but at the end of the day we did what we had to do, and we got the win.”

bombers rough up riders for third time this season in 31-13 win
5:05 RAW: Blue Bombers Nic Demski Interview – Sept. 30

RAW: Blue Bombers Nic Demski Interview – Sept. 30

It was a bounce back effort by the defence after surrendering 48 points in their last outing.

“We executed pretty good on second down,” said linebacker Adam Bighill. “Our efficiency is pretty good. We had Cody (Fajardo) running all over the place. We made some big plays on third down, some takeaways which we’ve lacked a little bit in the last bit, but it’s much more up to par.”

bombers rough up riders for third time this season in 31-13 win
5:38 RAW: Blue Bombers Adam Bighill Interview – Sept. 30

RAW: Blue Bombers Adam Bighill Interview – Sept. 30

Rookie receiver Dalton Schoen went over the thousand yard mark for the season with 125 yards on the night. He also scored his 11th touchdown of the year to set the team record for most receiving touchdowns in a single season by a rookie.

“That’s not really something I think about or given thought to,” said Schoen. “It’s a honour and it’s really humbling to have that happen. And it’s really special in hindsight.”

bombers rough up riders for third time this season in 31-13 win
2:19 RAW: Blue Bombers Dalton Schoen Interview – Sept. 30

RAW: Blue Bombers Dalton Schoen Interview – Sept. 30

The win guarantees the Bombers a home playoff game for a second straight season, but they still have some work to do to host the Western Final.

“To lock up that home playoff game that obviously means a lot for us in there,” said Demski. “And for everybody in the community and all of Bombers nation.”

After the Riders opened the scoring on a 25-yard Brett Lauther field goal, the Bombers offence drove 70 yards for the game’s first touchdown, capped off by a 36-yard pass from Collaros to Rasheed Bailey.

It was Bailey’s third straight game with a touchdown and his sixth of the season, a CFL career-high for him.

The score remained 7-3 heading into the second quarter, where less than a minute in,  Bombers kicker Marc Liegghio made a 22-yard chip shot field goal to extend the lead to 10-3.

It stayed that way until late in the quarter when Bombers defensive back Jamal Parker intercepted Riders QB Cody Fajardo and returned it to the Saskatchewan 37. A few plays later, Collaros found Nic Demski in the back of the end zone for a 25-yard score with 19 seconds left to give the Bombers a 17-3 lead at the half.

The Riders drove down the field to begin the third quarter but Fajardo bobbled a snap at the Winnipeg 20 which was recovered by the Bombers.

On their next possession however, the Riders kept it together and Fajardo was able to find the end zone on a run from seven yards out to cut the lead to 17-10 midway through the quarter.

The game moved into the fourth quarter, where the Riders again put together a solid drive, that ended with a 14-yard Lauther field goal and it was 17-13.

bombers rough up riders for third time this season in 31-13 win
3:24 RAW: Blue Bombers Zach Collaros Interview – Sept. 30

RAW: Blue Bombers Zach Collaros Interview – Sept. 30

But then the Bombers offence, which had a very quiet third quarter, turned it on the fourth as Collaros found Demski for a 42-yard touchdown, and then on the next drive, Collaros hooked up with Dalton Schoen for a 64-yard major.

Demski now has nine touchdowns on the season and has scored in five straight games, while Schoen now has 1,113 receiving yards.

Next up for the Bombers is another game at home, next Saturday night against the 4-10 Edmonton Elks. The pregame show begins on 680 CJOB at 4 p.m., with kickoff just after 6 p.m.

bombers rough up riders for third time this season in 31-13 win
4:40 RAW: Blue Bombers Mike O’Shea Interview – Sept. 30

RAW: Blue Bombers Mike O’Shea Interview – Sept. 30

News Related

OTHER NEWS

3 railway workers killed, 4 wounded in Thai train bombing

3 railway workers killed, 4 wounded in Thai train bombing Three Thai railway workers have been killed and four others wounded when a bomb exploded as they were clearing the ... Read more »

Turkey again threatens Greece for arming Aegean islands

Turkey again threatens Greece for arming Aegean islands Turkey’s foreign minister has again threatened to “take action” against Greece if it continues to deploy weapons on its Aegean islands which ... Read more »

Mongolians protest alleged theft of coal sold to China

Mongolians protest alleged theft of coal sold to China Protesters have tried to force their way into Mongolia's State Palace, incensed by allegations of corruption linked to the coal trade ... Read more »

China blasts US report, reiterates 'no 1st use' nuke policy

China blasts US report, reiterates 'no 1st use' nuke policy China's Defense Ministry says the country strictly adheres to a policy of no first use of nuclear weapons “at any ... Read more »

Biden visiting Arizona as TSMC set to boost state's chip investment to $40B

The White House said TSMC's announcement furthers President Biden's economic agenda Read more »

US debt explosion funded by Americans, not foreign countries, posing risks to economic growth

US treasury holdings by China and Japan have been falling Read more »

Warnock Or Walker? Election Day Arrives for Georgia Runoff to Settle Last Senate Seat

The outcome will determine whether Democrats have an outright 51-49 Senate majority or control a 50-50 chamber based on Vice President Kamala Harris' tiebreaking vote Read more »

3-Alarm Residential Fire in Hyde Park Leaves 1 in Critical Condition

The Chicago Fire Department is responding and one person was critically injured after a residential building in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood became engulfed in flames early Tuesday, authorities said. ... Read more »

Kim Kardashian gets restraining order against man claiming to speak with her telepathically

Kim Kardashian has been granted a restraining order against a man who has been trying to get in contact with her and claimed to speak with her telepathically, according to court ... Read more »

Thailand’s Prayut indicates 2023 election run for another term as PM

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Tuesday that he wants to rule until 2025, indicating for the first time that he plans to stand in Thailand’s upcoming ... Read more »

Underground restaurants, secret bars: Beijing residents dodge Covid-19 curbs

BEIJING – Dining in underground restaurants, drinking in secretive bars spread by word-of-mouth, and hiding their Covid-19 symptoms – some Beijing residents are defying strict curbs as the government tentatively ... Read more »

Bill making oath to King optional for Quebec legislators to be introduced Tuesday

Quebec’s governing Coalition Avenir Quebec is scheduled to introduce a bill Tuesday that would make swearing the oath to the monarch optional for members of the provincial legislature. Jean-Francois Roberge, ... Read more »

Georgia votes in U.S. Senate run-off between Warnock, Walker: Here’s what to know

Voters in Georgia head to the polls once again Tuesday to decide the final race of the U.S. midterm elections: a run-off for the state’s Senate seat that could have ... Read more »

Indonesia outlaws sex outside of marriage in revised penal code

Indonesia’s Parliament unanimously passed a long-awaited revision of the country’s penal code on Tuesday that criminalizes sex outside of marriage for citizens as well as foreigners, prohibits promotion of contraception ... Read more »

Baroness Michelle Mone: Tory peer to take ‘leave of absence’ from House of Lords amid PPE Medpro scandal

Tory peer Baroness Michelle Mone is taking a leave of absence from the House of Lords to “clear her name” over allegations over PPE contracts. According to documents obtained by ... Read more »

Waze starts to offer standalone built-in app for specific car models

Waze is getting a standalone app for some car models. Before this, if you wanted to use the app in the car, you would have to connect your smartphone to ... Read more »

Doehler Ventures invests in food-tech business Clean Food Group

Clean Food Group – a pioneering UK-based food-tech business that has developed a revolutionary and sustainable, bioequivalent alternative to palm oil has announced that it has received investment from Doehler Ventures, part of the Doehler Group, a global producer, marketer and provider of technology-driven natural ingredients, ingredient systems and integrated solutions for the global food, beverage and nutrition industry. Read more »

Kirsty MacColl death: how did Fairytale of New York singer die, how old was she - do The Pogues still perform?

British singer-songwriter Kirsty MacColl died, aged 41, 22 years ago this month. Despite not being an official member of Irish punk band The Pogues, it is through her collaboration with ... Read more »

DWP strikes: when staff are striking over Christmas in dispute over pay - will it affect benefits payments?

Staff working at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are set to for two weeks . More than 200 members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union are ... Read more »

Uber is offering NHS staff free rides and Uber Eats this Christmas - how to claim

Uber is offering NHS staff free rides and Uber Eats meals this Christmas as a gesture of thanks for their hard work. Eligible workers will have the option to claim ... Read more »

Latest Intel Arc beta driver boosts GPU performance in 13 games

Both old DX9 titles and newer DX11 and 12 games upgraded. Read more »

Colorado Springs Club Q shooting suspect to appear in court on Tuesday

Colorado Springs Club Q shooting suspect to appear in court on Tuesday The mass shooting at an LGBTQ club was being investigated as a hate crime. The suspect accused of ... Read more »

What to expect in Herschel Walker-Raphael Warnock Georgia Senate runoff

​The final​ Senate contest of the 2022 midterm elections will finally be decided in Georgia on Tuesday as voters choose between incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker ... Read more »

Fantasy football Week 14 waiver wire advice: Act quick after big injuries

Quick hitters and waiver wire advice for a handful of notable players after Week 13 of the fantasy football season: Hire learning Zonovan Knight RB, Jets A week late to ... Read more »

Palm Beach’s only private island asks $218M

10 Tarpon Isle is the only private island off of Palm Beach. Tarpon Isle If you’ve ever wanted an island entirely to yourself off of Palm Beach, now’s your chance. ... Read more »

Georgia Senate race between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker: 5 things to watch

ATLANTA —  It’s election day, once again, in Georgia. Soon residents of this Southern battleground state can breathe a sigh of relief that another election season is over — and with ... Read more »

Steel blades, tiny bruises and a new purpose in life: My search for ‘the moment’

There is something about the sport of fencing that no one tells you. Not at first. Sometimes it hurts. Column One A showcase for compelling storytelling from the Los Angeles ... Read more »

HBO Max Returns To Amazon Prime Video Channels, Reversing Previous Strategy In New Streaming Distribution Pact

Presley Ann/Getty Images for WarnerMedia Warner Bros Discovery and Amazon have struck a new distribution deal for HBO Max, returning the streaming service to Prime Video Channels. The agreement undoes ... Read more »

Polls Open in Georgia Senate Runoff Election Between Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock

Polls opened in Georgia’s runoff election between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker, who is backed by former President Donald Trump. The outcome of the Senate contest could ... Read more »

Lily James just wore a frothy see-through dress to the British Fashion Awards

Oops! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Oops! Something went wrong. Please try again later. The British Fashion Awards took place last night, celebrating both local and international talent ... Read more »

It’s hard to imagine a more grotesque exploitation than Prince Harry using his dead mother to flog a reality TV series

Another day, another nauseatingly self-serving whiny trailer from royal renegades Meghan and Harry for their upcoming Netflix trash-a-thon of their family. And once again our two favourite downtrodden oppressed victims ... Read more »

Raheem Sterling vows ‘I won’t go back to the World Cup until my family is safe’ after terrifying raid on his mansion

DISTRAUGHT Raheem Sterling has vowed he will only return to England’s World Cup campaign when his family are “safe”. The Three Lions ace’s mansion was targeted by a gang who ... Read more »

The man who shot Lady Gaga's dog walker gets 21 years in prison

This 2021 photo combination released by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James Howard Jackson. The man who shot Lady Gaga’s dogwalker and stole two of her French bulldogs in 2021 ... Read more »

Call of the Wilde: Vancouver Canucks beat Montreal Canadiens in wild one

Stop three of four for the Montreal Canadiens road trip. It’s going well with the club competing well in both stops in Alberta winning in Calgary and losing a terrific ... Read more »

COP15: Biodiversity conference opens in Montreal with focus on conservation targets

A major international conference on preserving the world’s biodiversity is to open Tuesday with speakers including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. COP15 in Montreal brings ... Read more »

EXCLUSIVE: Olly Murs ‘upset’ after fans judge his character based on ‘I Hate You When You’re Drunk’ lyrics

Olly Murs has admitted that he felt his character was judged by fans after recieving backlash for his new song ‘I Hate You When You’re Drunk’. The singer, 38, from ... Read more »

NYPD manhunt on for ‘armed and extremely dangerous’ gunman who killed 2, shot 96-year-old man

The NYPD was on high alert Tuesday morning for an “armed and extremely dangerous” ex-con wanted for killing two people and wounding a 96-year-old man in Brooklyn and Manhattan (Gardiner ... Read more »

Ross Brawn calls for changes to Formula 1's DRS as its ‘too powerful’

Ross Brawn believes the drag reduction system (DRS) that helps Formula 1 cars overtake each other is "clearing proving to be too powerful". Read more »

Shots Fired During Attempted Theft of Catalytic Converter in Irving Park, Police Say

Chicago police are investigating after shots were fired early Tuesday on the city’s northwest side during an attempted theft of a car’s catalytic converter, officials say. According to authorities, police ... Read more »

Volvo C40 Recharge confirmed for SA

It offers the benefits of the XC40 but with a lower and sleeker design. Read more »
Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network