Bowman bounces back

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:22 AM ET

Adarius Bowman bounced back big time from his worst game as a Bomber.

The slotback made eight catches for 133 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. More importantly, he didn't have any drops.

Seventeen days earlier, in a 39-17 loss to Montreal, Bowman flubbed two passes that probably would've gone for touchdowns. The Oklahoma State product wasn't allowing himself to feel good after the game, though.

"We lost," Bowman said. "If it was a win maybe I would look at it a little different, but them Ws feel a lot better."

Bowman has 38 catches for 597 yards and three touchdowns this season.

UPON REVIEW: Brendon LaBatte made his first career start at left tackle on Sunday and was happy with his play.

"Left tackle was all right," said LaBatte, who normally plays left guard. "They threw a few different looks at us, and I had to make some reads out there, which inside I haven't had to do. But I thought it was not a bad first outing."

LaBatte took three penalties on Sunday, getting tagged for holding, unnecessary roughness and illegal procedure.

"That holding call, I don't know if it gets called on the inside," he said. " at one was on me, though."

LaPolice gave a thumbs up to LaBatte and rookie Chris Greaves, who made his first CFL start at left guard.

THE GOOD, THE BAD: Not sure of the last time someone other than a quarterback attempted more than one pass in a game for the Bombers, but punter Mike Renaud chucked the ball twice on Sunday.

The first was a finely executed fake punt pass to Brandon Stewart that covered 27 yards for a first down.

"We practised that for a couple weeks now," Renaud said. "It was pitch and catch basically. We exposed their punt return team."

His second one was for all the wrong reasons and didn't turn out quite as well. Renaud failed to secure the snap from Taylor Inglis on a convert attempt with 10 seconds left in the game. He scooped it up and scrambled, but his toss into the end zone fell incomplete.

"I should have caught (the snap)," Renaud said. "I take a lot of pride in that unit, special teams. Even if it's a bad snap, I always catch it. I don't think it was a bad snap. I should've caught it."

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