CFL Game Summary - Montreal at Winnipeg
(Friday, August 22)
Final Score: Winnipeg 24, Montreal 16
Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) - Nic Grigsby rushed for a 26-yard touchdown
with just over two minutes remaining to give the Winnipeg Blue Bombers a 24-16
victory over the Montreal Alouettes.
With the hosts trailing by two, Drew Willy converted a pass to Cory Watson for
21 yards to the Montreal 53. After Grigsby hauled in a five-yard pass from
Willy, Billy Parker was called for pass interference.
Grigsby followed with a 12-yard run that set up his game-winning touchdown
Maurice Leggett picked off a pass to set up a Lirim Hajrullahu field goal,
then Leggett finished off his three-interception night with another pick in
the closing minute to seal the win.
Winnipeg snapped its two-game losing streak, while Montreal has dropped six in
Grigsby finished with 73 yards on 10 carries, while receiver Clarence Denmark
caught three passes for 77 yards in the win.
Jonathan Crompton converted 18-of-29 passes for 266 yards and a trio of
interceptions to Leggett.
A Winnipeg single opened the scoring and that would be all in the first
quarter, with the hosts taking a 1-0 lead into the second.
Sean Whyte kicked a 37-yard field goal midway through the second to put
Montreal on the board, then he added a 14-yard boot as time expired in the
half to put the visitors up 6-1 at the break.
Derek Jones blocked an Alouettes punt early in the third. Don Unamba recovered
the loose ball on the Montreal 1-yard line and plunged in for the score to
give the Bombers an 8-6 advantage.
Crompton connected with Tyrell Sutton for a 71-yard pass with just over five
minutes remaining in the quarter and Tanner Marsh capped the drive five plays
later with a one-yard score.
Hajrullahu knocked down a 22-yard field goal early in the fourth to trim the
deficit to 13-11. Minutes later following a 37-yard hookup from Willy to
Denmark, Hajrullahu added a 24-yard field goal that gave Winnipeg a one-point
Montreal and Whyte answered with a 21-yard field goal that pushed the Als in
The Blue Bombers edged Montreal, 34-33, in Week 3 ... Willy went 14-for-23 for
200 yards and an interception ... Sutton finished with three catches for 90
yards ... Ian Wild recorded 14 tackles in the win.
08/23 01:40:10 ET
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