Win 'confidence builder' for Bombers' Reid

Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce hands off a pass to Fred Reid. (MARIE-CLAUDE FOREST/QMI agency)

Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce hands off a pass to Fred Reid. (MARIE-CLAUDE FOREST/QMI agency)

Kirk Penton, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:08 AM ET

MONTREAL — Fred Reid’s smile was a little brighter after Sunday’s win over the Alouettes.

It took until the 11th game of the season, but the Bomber tailback finally broke free and recorded a run longer than 20 yards.

In the first quarter centre Obby Khan made a great block at the line of scrimmage to spring Reid, who raced 47 yards for his fourth touchdown of the season.

He finished the day with 13 carries for 84 yards and a much-improved 6.5-yard average.

“Man, that was nice,” Reid said. “Finally, it feels good to break loose to the end zone. It felt good. It’s a good start for us, a big confidence builder for me and the offensive line.”

Members of the offensive line were a happy bunch of hogs after the contest as well.

“We’ve been waiting for that all year,” right guard Steve Morley said, “and we picked the best game to do it.”

The Bomber offence stalled somewhat after its hot start because the Als switched from a man-to-man to zone coverage, but it persevered and finished with 410 yards of offence.

“We executed when we had to, and that shows a lot,” said quarterback Buck Pierce, who wore a thicker flak jacket to protect his bruised ribs.

Winnipeg’s two touchdown drives in the first quarter were 108 and 93 yards long, respectively.

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