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KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 11:40 AM ET

CALGARY -- The Winnipeg Blue Bombers roller-coaster ride of a season reached a new low last night at snowy, wet and cold McMahon Stadium.

Running back Joffrey Reynolds had 162 rushing yards on 20 carries and kicker Sandro DeAngelis booted five field goals to propel the Calgary Stampeders to a 43-9 pasting of the Bombers in front of announced crowd of 26,843 spectators.

Stampeders 43 Blue Bombers 9

Someone pass the Gravol.

"I don't know what the problem is, but we have to figure it out, because in a second that roller-coaster ride's gonna stop, and hopefully we're not on the wrong end of it," said Bombers slotback Milt Stegall, who caught four passes for 71 yards.

"... We can talk about everything we have here, how great we are or how great we've been, but we've gotta get this together, because right now it's not together."

The Bombers, who remain third in the East Division, fell to 6-7 and have lost five of their last six contests. The Stamps improved to 8-5 and moved into a tie with the B.C. Lions (8-3) for first place in the West Division.

Winnipeg travels to Montreal to take on the Alouettes next Sunday afternoon.

As cold as it was last night, the Bomber offence, defence and special teams were even colder.

The offence managed only 205 yards of total offence, the defence surrendered a whopping 522 total yards -- including 258 on the ground despite leading the league in that category -- and the punt returners fumbled the ball twice, both of which led to Calgary touchdowns.

"Offensively, defensively and special teams, we got it taken to us ... the whole team," Bombers head coach Doug Berry said.

Quarterback Kevin Glenn completed just five of 14 passes for 86 yards in the first half, often throwing the ball either too high or too low, running back Charles Roberts had five carries for a paltry 14 yards, and wideout Chris Brazzell dropped a sure touchdown in the end zone late in the second quarter as the Stamps took a 16-0 halftime lead.

As ugly as that score was, it could've been much worse for the Blue and Gold; the hosts had 302 yards of total offence in the first half but had to settle for DeAngelis field goals of 18, 22 and 11 yards.

The Stamps finally produced six points late in the second quarter, when quarterback Henry Burris found Jeremaine Copeland from 23 yards out.

It was all the Stamps would need.

Roberts finished with only 23 yards and a five-yard touchdown on nine carries. Reynolds, who entered the game 41 yards behind Roberts, now leads him by 98 yards in the league rushing race.

"He's just a powerful human being," Berry said of Reynolds. "You saw him running. He's a good back."

DeAngelis added 26- and 25-yard field goals in the second half for the Stamps, while Burris added a one-yard plunge, Copeland caught a 14-yard touchdown pass, and Wes Cates had a three-yard run for a major.

Glenn completed 13 of 25 passes for 171 yards and two picks. Burris was good on 14 of 28 attempts for 268 yards, two majors and one pick.

LATE HIT: Bombers DE Gavin Walls was ejected late in the fourth after he ripped the helmet off a Stampeder O-lineman's head.


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