SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS (6-4) 55
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS (3-7) 10
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYER
Saskatchewan's Darian Durant proved what a young quarterback can do with proper grooming and converted four turnovers into 21 points. He was good on 18 of 36 passes for 225 yards and one touchdown, with one pick, to lead the Riders to a convincing victory.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER
Rider linebacker Sean Lucas recorded four defensive tackles, a quarterback sack and an interception. Honourable mention to Winnipeg defensive end Gavin Walls, who had two defensive tackles, a knockdown and several hurries on Saskatchewan quarterbacks.
TOP SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER
Winnipeg kick returner Jovon Johnson returned nine kickoffs for 210 yards, including a 42-yarder, and added three punt returns for 38. Honourable mention to Saskatchewan placekicker Luca Congi, who booted six field goals.
Saskatchewan was leading 19-7 in the second quarter when Tad Kornegay stripped Bomber running back Yvenson Bernard of the ball. Linebacker Luc Mullinder recovered at the Winnipeg 34. Two plays later, Cates scored a four-yard TD to give the Roughies an insurmountable 26-7 lead.
SMACK OF THE MATCH
Winnipeg linebacker Joe Lobendahn cracked running back Wes Cates, knocking his helmet off. Trouble is, Cates had already gained 11 yards.
Very little to choose from here so we'll give it to Winnipeg tailback Fred Reid, who raced 35 yards for the Bombers' only major in the first quarter.