Quick Game Recap
The Saskatchewan Roughriders were determined to prevent the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from clinching a playoff berth on their home turf during OK Tire Labour Day Weekend. An exhilarating overtime battle ended in a 32-30 victory for the Roughriders at Mosaic Stadium.
Jake Dolegala’s 326-yard aerial attack and Tevin Jones’ 96 receiving yards were the offensive highlights for Saskatchewan. On the other side, Zach Collaros threw for 279 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception for Winnipeg. Brady Oliveira put up 88 rushing yards and two touchdowns but couldn’t propel his team to victory.
The game was a showcase of resolute defense and momentous plays, ending in an overtime thriller that shifts the CFL standings.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Breakdown
- Zach Collaros (QB): 13/26, 279 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
- Brady Oliveira (RB): 17 carries, 88 yards, 2 TD
- Nic Demski (WR): 5 receptions, 118 yards
Zach Collaros put on a decent performance with 279 yards and two touchdowns but was hampered by an interception. Brady Oliveira emerged as the workhorse, contributing 88 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. Nic Demski led the receiving corps with 118 yards but couldn’t find the end zone.
- Demerio Houston (CB): 7 tackles
- Adam Bighill (LB): 6 tackles, 2 QB sacks
- Evan Holm (CB): 5 tackles, 1 QB sack
Despite the loss, the Bombers’ defense was relatively effective. Demerio Houston led with 7 tackles, while Adam Bighill and Evan Holm also put in commendable performances.
Saskatchewan Roughriders Breakdown
- Jake Dolegala (QB): 22/39, 326 yards
- Tevin Jones (WR): 5 receptions, 96 yards
- Jamal Morrow (RB): 9 carries, 37 yards
Jake Dolegala’s 326 passing yards were key in pulling off the upset. Tevin Jones led the team in receiving yards, with a crucial 64-yard play contributing to the win. Jamal Morrow was the top rusher, albeit with a modest 37 yards.
- Micah Teitz (LB): 5 tackles
- Deontai Williams (CB): 4 tackles, 1 knockdown
- Jaxon Ford (CB): 4 tackles, 1 knockdown
The Roughriders’ defense was the cornerstone of the victory. Micah Teitz led the team with 5 tackles, while defensive backs Deontai Williams and Jaxon Ford contributed important knockdowns.
Both teams have a lot to ponder, especially when considering their upcoming rematch in Week 14. While this was a close game that influenced the CFL scores and CFL standings, the main takeaway is that both defenses were as resolute as their offenses were dynamic.
Next up, Winnipeg and Saskatchewan face off again at IG Field at 4:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, Sept. 9. The rematch promises to be another classic in this storied rivalry.
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