Game Notes

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 7:52 AM ET

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYER

It wasn't pretty but backup B.C. quarterback Buck Pierce led the Lions to victory. Although he allowed two interceptions, Pierce scrambled for an 11-yard touchdown, often escaped the rush and even ran for a first down on a fake field goal. He completed 26 of 41 passes for 282 yards with three interceptions. And he was far better than the Bombers backup.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER

Bombers middle linebacker Barrin Simpson gets the nod over B.C. defensive end Brent Johnson. Simpson recorded 12 defensive tackles, had a sack and an interception. Johnson, meanwhile, had two interceptions, fumble recovery and a sack.

TOP SPECIAL TEAM PLAYER

B.C. kicker Paul McCallum connected on six of seven field goal attempts, missing from the 54 late in the first half.

SMACK OF THE GAME

Bombers cornerback Robert Bean, pressed into action during an injury to linebacker Ike Charlton (back), hit Lion slotback Geroy Simon so hard that he dropped a pass already in his hands.

KEY PLAY

B.C. quarterback Buck Pierce scrambled for an 11-yard touchdown in the second quarter to give the Lions a 13-3 lead and with the Bombers offence stinking the joint out, that's all it took to win.

HIGHLIGHT REEL

The Bombers were on a promising drive late in the first half when Winnipeg quarterback Mike Quinn threw the ball behind Quentin McCord. The slotback tried to make the grab but it deflected off a hand, then off a B.C. defender, then off McCord's foot when Lions defensive lineman Brent Johnson corralled the ball and returned it to the Winnipeg 35.


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