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(Saturday, October 2nd)
Final Score: British Columbia 16, Winnipeg 14
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Paul McCallum connected on a 19-yard field goal in the final minute, lifting the British Columbia Lions to a 16-14 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
McCallum also made field goals of 40 and 39 yards for the Lions (5-8), who have won two in a row and four of five.
"It was a good team effort," McCallum said. "We've got to work 60 minutes, and our offense didn't die, we didn't slow up, and that's the character of our team. It was good to see."
Travis Lulay completed 21-of-33 passes for 237 yards and also ran for a score in the win.
Steven Jyles threw for 258 yards and a score on 21-of-37 completions for the Bombers (3-10), who have dropped their last three.
"Unfortunately, we didn't capitalize on our opportunities early," said Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice. "We had a fumble that took us out of field goal range and we missed a kick later in the game. We've got to execute better in the third and fourth quarter to be successful."
After the Lions punted on the game's opening possession, Winnipeg got a 17- yard field goal from Justin Palardy on its first touch.
Later in the opening quarter, Winnipeg defensive back Jovon Johnson forced a fumble from Geroy Simon, and the Blue Bombers took over at their own 52. On the first play from scrimmage, Jyles connected with Terrence Edwards on a 58- yard touchdown an 10-0 lead.
However, there was no more scoring for the rest of the first half, as the teams' punters saw plenty of action.
The Lions got possession with 11 minutes left in the third quarter at their own 55 and went six plays for a score. Lulay's 10-yard run capped the drive to get B.C. within 10-7.
After Winnipeg punted, the Lions got a 40-yarder from McCallum to tie the game. B.C. went ahead on McCallum's 39-yarder several minutes into the final quarter.
The Blue Bombers could have evened the game on their next drive, but Palardy missed a 42-yarder. Winnipeg got a single out of the play, and then got a 26- yarder from Palardy on its next drive to take a 14-13 edge.
However, B.C. began the ensuing drive with 5:23 left at its own 21 and methodically moved up the field. The Lions had a 1st-and-goal from the eight with a minute to play, but Lulay was sacked to set his team back.
However, after a short run, McCallum lined up the 19-yarder and drilled it. Winnipeg ran two plays in the remaining time, but was held out of the end zone as B.C. took the win.
Simon had five catches for 84 yards...Greg Carr caught seven passes for 85 yards for Winnipeg, while Edwards had four receptions for 108 yards...Fred Reid led the Bombers with 72 rushing yards on 13 carries.
10/03 03:46:28 ET
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