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Allen lifts Roughriders past Blue Bombers

Regina, SK (SportsNetwork.com) - Anthony Allen ran for a go-ahead 15-yard touchdown with 28 seconds remaining to lift the Saskatchewan Roughriders past the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 35-30, on Sunday afternoon.

Allen's TD scamper came after Lirim Hajrullahu drilled a 41-yard field goal to give Winnipeg a 30-28 edge with 2:58 to play.

Saskatchewan won the thriller despite blowing a 14-point lead in the second half.

Darian Durant was 14-of-26 for 204 yards and a touchdown to go with 28 yards on the ground, while Allen ran for a pair of scores for the Roughriders, who have won six straight games.

Nic Grigsby carried the ball 15 times for 68 yards and a score, Drew Willy completed 15-of-23 passes for 171 yards with an interception and Nick Moore caught six passes for 90 yards for Winnipeg, which has dropped three of its last four games.

Allen's 3-yard TD plunge staked the Roughriders to a 21-7 cushion midway through the third before Winnipeg scored 20 unanswered points.

Willy scampered for a touchdown from 11 yards out on Winnipeg's ensuing sequence and Troy Stoudemire returned a punt 64 yards for a score to tie the game late in the third.

Hajrullahu booted through field goals of 33 and 46 yards, respectively, before Durant hit Taj Smith for a 59-yard score to put Saskatchewan back in front, 28-27, with 5:33 to go.

Earlier, Grigsby's 6-yard TD run opened the scoring. A pair of safeties preceded Will Ford's 5-yard TD plunge for an 11-7 Saskatchewan lead just past the midway point of the second.

Chris Milo split the uprights from 17 yards out to give the Roughriders a 14-7 spread at the break.

Game Notes

Smith had two receptions for 78 yards ... Saskatchewan has won 10 straight games against Winnipeg during Labor Day weekend ... Saskatchewan totaled 160 yards on the ground.

08/31 19:53:23 ET


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