Game Notes

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 8:10 AM ET

Top offensive Player

Winnipeg tailback Charles Roberts rushed for 176 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries and added another 11 yards on one reception in the losing effort. His 176 yards rushing was more than quarterback Kevin Glenn gained passing (171).

Top defensive Player

Toronto linebacker Kevin Eiben led all defenders with eight defensive tackles and one special teams tackle.

Top special team Player

With the addition of a 39-yard return that was overlooked on the official stats, Winnipeg returner Keith Stokes returned five punts for 82 yards and added 36 on three kickoff returns. And he was a whirling dervish every time.

Smack of the Game

According to the Bombers themselves, it was Samuels, not Brad Franklin, who forced Andre Talbot to fumble by whacking him after a catch. Winnipeg's Boyd Barrett recovered at the Toronto 44, setting up Troy Westwood's 31-yard field goal, which knotted the score at 32-32 with 1:10 left.

Keyplay

With the final seconds ticking off the clock in a tie game, Toronto quarterback Damon Allen completed a 46-yard pass to former Bombers slotback Arland Bruce III, who beat Winnipeg defensive back Stanford Samuels, at the Winnipeg six. Two plays later with no time left, Toronto placekicker Noel Prefontaine booted a 20-yard, game-winning field goal. The series came after the Bombers were forced to kick a field goal when Glenn was flagged for a time-count on second down with resulted in a loss of down.

Highlight reel

Winnipeg quarterback Kevin Glenn completed a short pass to Stokes, who deked, fought and dragged defenders to the goal-line where he just barely broke the plane for a 19-yard touchdown -- because he just wouldn't give up.


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