Canadian Football League

CFL Game Summary - Saskatchewan at Edmonton

(Saturday, October 23rd)

Final Score: Edmonton 39, Saskatchewan 24

Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Jared Zabransky passed for 188 yards and two touchdowns while Daniel Porter rushed for 121 yards and a score, leading the Edmonton Eskimos to a 39-24 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Zabransky completed 16-of-23 passes, throwing touchdowns to Fred Stamps and Derick Armstrong for Edmonton (6-10), which has won its last two games. T.J. Hill returned an interception for a touchdown in the victory.

"We control our own destiny and we just have to take care of our business," said Hill. "The offense did a good job, the defense did a good job and we won the game, that's all that counts."

Darian Durant threw for 143 yards, while Ryan Dinwiddie entered to complete 5- of-7 passes for 101 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns. However, it was Dinwiddie's pass that Hill returned for a score. Cary Koch had both scoring receptions for the Roughriders (9-7), who have lost three in a row.

"When we had the ball we didn't do much with it till late in the game," said Saskatchewan head coach Ken Miller. "If you don't score you're not gonna win in this league or any other."

Edmonton began the scoring with a single shortly into the first quarter, and the Roughriders responded with a big-play drive. Durant completed a pass to Ryan Grice-Mullen for 23 yards before Wes Cates ran for 28 and 22 yards on the next two plays. Chris Szarka then got into the end zone from two yards out to make it a 7-1 game.

But the Esks took control with two touchdowns before the quarter was through. Saskatchewan had to punt on its next possession, and Jason Armstead returned it 58 yards for a score.

After another Roughriders punt, Edmonton embarked on a seven-play, 93-yard drive that ended in Zabransky's four-yard TD to Stamps.

Neither team scored again until Porter's six-yard run with a little less than three minutes left in the half. Eddie Johnson kicked a 37-yard field goal with a second left to trim Edmonton's lead to 22-10 at the break.

Zabransky's 15-yard pass to Armstrong with under six minutes left in the third boosted the Esks' lead to 29-10.

Derek Schiavone kicked a 45-yarder shortly into the fourth quarter for Edmonton, which grabbed a 39-10 advantage on Hill's 28-yard return with about 2 1/2 minutes left.

Dinwiddie rebounded to toss TD passes of 18 and 42 yards to Koch in the remaining time.

Game Notes

Zabransky also had 37 rushing yards...The Roughriders lost three fumbles...Koch finished with eight receptions for 107 yards for Saskatchewan, while Durant completed 12-of-22 passes.

10/24 01:16:55 ET

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