The B.C. Lions beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 32-5 last night in a bizarre game in the Manitoba capital.
Lions' quarterback Buck Pierce threw three interceptions but scored the only offensive touchdown of the game on an 11-yard run in the second quarter. Running back Joe Smith provided a key block on the play with 4:15 left in the first half.
Defensive lineman Nautyn McKay-Loescher stripped the ball from shell-shocked Winnipeg quarterback Mike Quinn's hands and ran the ball 68 yards for a touchdown with just over a minute remaining in the game.
Brent Johnson recorded his leagueleading ninth sack of the season. He also made two interceptions and a fumble recovery. Lions' kicker Paul McCallum had a pair of converts and six field goals.
Lions' defence held Winnipeg to 10 yards of offence in the first quarter. Bombers led 9-4 in turnovers.
Lions are 6-3 - including four consecutive wins - and host the Edmonton Eskimos on Aug. 18 at B.C. Place Stadium.