The Riders win streak continues as does the Bombers losing streak after a wild Saturday afternoon in Winnipeg.
The green-and-white made it four straight wins as they defeated Winnipeg 32-27 at the Banjo Bowl in a game that had many twists and turns to it.
As has been the case all year, the Riders got the job done on defence as they had two “pick-six” touchdowns in the first half. Willie Jefferson had the first of what was five interceptions when he picked off Matt Nichols and took it back 97 yards to get the Riders into the football game as they trailed 10-0 at the time.
Late in the first half, Sam Eguavoen grabbed a Nichols pass that he was trying to throw away and returned it 103 yards to give Saskatchewan a 20-17 lead.
The news wasn’t all great for Saskatchewan though as quarterback Zach Collaros left the game in the second half after being sacked by Winnipeg’s Jeff Hecht. He was put into the concussion protocol with no update given on his condition at game’s end.
Brett Lauther continued to put together a fantastic season as he was six for six on field goals making him 34-for-37 on the season.
The victory leaves Saskatchewan with a record of 7-4. The Bombers have lost four in a row and are now 5-7.
The Riders will look to make it five straight on September 15 when the Ottawa REDBLACKS visit Mosaic in a 7:30 start.
- While the stat sheet will show the Riders had 5 interceptions, they actually had 7, but two were negated due to penalty
- After running for 158 yards in the Labour Day Classic, the Riders held Winnipeg running back Andrew Harris to just 21 yards on 10 carriers in this game
- The Riders have not won both ends of the annual September home-and-home versus Winnipeg since 2014
- Charleston Hughes did not record a sack in the game meaning his streak of eight straight games in which he has had one came to an end.