- Winnipeg’s defense recorded nine sacks on Vernon Adams Jr. and forced three interceptions.
- Brady Oliveira was a key player for Winnipeg with 109 rushing yards and a touchdown.
- For BC, Justin McInnis made an impact with 110 receiving yards and a touchdown.
In a crucial Western Final, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers outplayed the BC Lions with a 24-13 win, securing their fourth consecutive Grey Cup appearance. The Blue Bombers’ defense shone brightly, notching nine sacks on BC’s quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. and forcing three interceptions. Vernon Adams Jr. completed 13 of 25 passes for 221 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions, while Stefan Flintoft completed one pass for 9 yards.
BC Lions Breakdown
- Offense: Vernon Adams Jr. led the passing game, connecting with Justin McInnis for a standout 110-yard touchdown. Taquan Mizzell added 37 rushing yards, supporting the Lions’ offense.
- Defense and Special Teams: The defense and special teams couldn’t muster significant impact plays, reflected in the absence of interceptions, fumble recoveries, or standout tackle data.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Breakdown
- Offense: Zach Collaros managed 158 passing yards. The star for Winnipeg was Brady Oliveira, who rushed for 109 yards and scored a touchdown. Kenny Lawler led the receiving corps with 83 yards.
- Defense and Special Teams: The defense was exceptional, with Malik Clements, Willie Jefferson, and Jackson Jeffcoat each recording two sacks. Kyrie Wilson, Evan Holm, and Demerio Houston each intercepted a pass. The special teams also contributed, with Jamieson Sheahan punting for a total of 173 yards.
Winnipeg’s balanced offense and formidable defense were pivotal in their victory over BC, setting the stage for their attempt at another Grey Cup win. The Lions, despite a valiant effort, struggled against Winnipeg’s defensive pressure, reflecting in the CFL scores. This game reshapes the CFL standings, emphasizing Winnipeg’s dominance in the league.
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