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Saskatchewan Roughriders Pull Off a Comeback To Remember In Winnipeg

Adam GreuelSenior Analyst IDecember 15, 2016

After winning the first game of a home-and-home series known as the Labour Day Classic and Banjo Bowl, the Riders appeared to have lost the second game, but I'll tell you how the Riders were able to come back for the win in this thrilling game recap.

First Quarter

The offenses came out firing early on in the game and the Riders started off the scoring on the first possession of the game when Wes Cates capped a 65-yard, five-play drive with a three-yard touchdown run just 2:28 into the football game. It was Catesʼ league-leading tenth touchdown of the season.

The Bombers were able to come back on their very first drive of the game when tailback Fred Reid plunged into the end zone from the one-yard line. The Bombers then pulled ahead 14-7 when Terrence Edwards pulled in a 13-yard pass from Kevin Glenn.

Second Quarter

The second quarter was not a very eventful one as both offense's seemed to have cooled off. Neither team was able to score any points until very late in the half when Blue Bombers kicker Alexis Serna booted a 41-yard field goal.

The Riders seemed to have been getting something going late in the half when a illegal procedure call on third-and-inches forced them to punt. Fortunately for them, they were able to pounce on a fumble by kick returner Jason Armstead.

Michael Bishop was able to throw a 31-yard touchdown pass to rookie slotback Weston Dressler with just 39 seconds left in the half to make it a 17-14 game for the Bombers at the half.

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