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CFL Scores Today: BC Lions Stun Blue Bombers 26-24 in Winnipeg Thriller

Key Points:
• Vernon Adams Jr. throws for 398 yards and 2 TDs
• Alexander Hollins records 215 receiving yards and 2 TDs
• Winnipeg suffers rare second home loss of the season

The BC Lions handed the Winnipeg Blue Bombers their second home loss of the 2024 season, coming out on top with a 26-24 victory at Princess Auto Stadium on Friday night. This win improves the Lions’ record to 2-1, while the Blue Bombers fall to a surprising 0-3 start.



In a game that came down to the wire, the Lions’ high-powered offense proved too much for the typically stout Winnipeg defense. BC’s aerial attack, led by quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., was the difference-maker in this CFL West Division showdown.

BC Lions: Offensive Fireworks

The Lions’ offense was firing on all cylinders, with Adams Jr. putting on a spectacular passing display. Here are the top offensive performers for BC:

• Vernon Adams Jr.: 21/33, 398 passing yards, 2 TDs
• Alexander Hollins: 7 receptions, 215 yards, 2 TDs
• William Stanback: 16 rushes, 83 yards
• Justin McInnis: 6 receptions, 95 yards
• Stanley Berryhill III: 4 receptions, 42 yards

On the defensive side, the Lions managed to contain Winnipeg’s offense just enough to secure the win:

• Garry Peters: 9 tackles
• Josh Woods: 8 tackles
• Pete Robertson: 5 tackles, 1 sack
• Ben Hladik: 5 tackles
• Jordan Perryman: 4 tackles

Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Struggling to Find Rhythm

Despite the loss, the Blue Bombers showed flashes of their usual prowess. Quarterback Zach Collaros had a solid outing, but the team struggled to find the end zone. Here are Winnipeg’s top performers:

• Zach Collaros: 23/30, 247 passing yards
• Nic Demski: 8 receptions, 94 yards
• Drew Wolitarsky: 7 receptions, 72 yards
• Brady Oliveira: 9 rushes, 64 yards
• Chris Streveler: 10 rushes, 24 yards, 3 TDs

Defensively, the Blue Bombers had their hands full with BC’s explosive offense:

• Kyrie Wilson: 5 tackles
• Marquise Bridges: 4 tackles
• Tyrell Ford: 4 tackles
• Brandon Alexander: 3 tackles
• Adam Bighill: 3 tackles

This game has significant implications for the CFL standings, with BC gaining ground in the West Division while Winnipeg faces an unexpected early-season challenge. The Lions’ ability to win on the road against a perennial powerhouse like Winnipeg speaks volumes about their potential this season.

As we look ahead, fans are left with intriguing questions: Can the BC Lions maintain this level of offensive production throughout the season? And how will the Winnipeg Blue Bombers respond to their uncharacteristic 0-3 start? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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