Brandon Bridge became the first Canadian quarterback to lead the Saskatchewan Roughriders since Eric Guthrie in 1977, and he did not disappoint.
Bridge, subbing in for the injured Kevin Glenn, threw for 231 yards and three touchdowns as the Riders improved their record to 6-5 with a 27-19 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a game that went right down to the last play.
After a pass interference call on Kacy Rodgers put the ball on the Riders 1 with 5 seconds to go, Masoli’s pass into the endzone for Jalen Saunders fell incomplete giving the Riders the two points on a night where several players including Duron Carter, and Otha Foster were lost to injury.
The three touchdowns by Bridge were the first time since 1994 when Greg Vavra did it that a Canadian QB has thrown 3 TD passes in a game.
Ed Gainey continued his fine play on defence as he intercepted two passes giving him a CFL leading eight on the season.
The Riders will have a stiff challenge in front of them when they step on the field again as the West-leading Calgary Stampeders will be at Mosaic Stadium in a 2 PM start.