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Durant's TD run in 4th quarter lifts Roughriders past Blue Bombers

Sep 5, 2010 - 11:50 PM REGINA, Saskatchewan (CP) - Saskatchewan quarterback Darian Durant rushed for an 11-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter Sunday as the Roughriders beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 27-23.

The 'Riders never trailed in the game but relied heavily on turnovers to spark their offence. Wes Cates' first touchdown of the afternoon gave the 'Riders an 11-3 lead early in the second quarter and was set up by a James Patrick interception return to the Blue Bombers 45-yard line.

A fumble by Winnipeg QB Buck Pierce fumble on the Blue Bombers' 33-yard line in the third quarter set up Cates' one-yard touchdown run that gave Saskatchewan a 18-10 lead.

Winnipeg cut the lead to one again on a three-yard touchdown run by Fred Reid late in the quarter after Saskatchewan's Dominque Dorsey fumbled on his own 21-yard line.

The Blue Bombers had a chance to take the lead when Moton Hopkins recovered a Durant fumble on Saskatchewan's 45-yard line, but a Jerrell Freeman sack ended any hope of Winnipeg scoring on that drive.

The Saskatchewan defence stood tall from there until Blue Bombers backup QB Steven Jyles found Adarius Bowman for a two-yard touchdown pass with 10 seconds to go in the fourth. Jyles entered the game after Pierce was drilled in his own end zone on the previous series.

Saskatchewan opened the scoring on its first possession when Eddie Johnson unleashed a 68-yard punt that rolled into the end zone for a single point. Luca Congi added an 18-yard field goal 10:05 into the first quarter to put the 'Riders up 4-0.

Winnipeg's Justin Palardy cut the lead to one just two minutes later with a 27-yard field goal that was set up by a 63-yard completion to Bowman. The play featured a double reverse that was lateraled back to Pierce.

A fake punt in the second quarter set up Palardy's second field goal of the game. A Brandon Stewart interception then set up the Bomber kicker's third field goal of the half to cut Saskatchewan's lead to 11-9 at the break.

Johnson added a kickoff single and a punt single to round out the scoring.

The win improves the Riders to 6-3 while Winnipeg drops to 2-7.

These two teams will meet again on Sept. 12 in Winnipeg.

NOTES: Congi's first field goal moved him past Jack Abendschen and into third place on the Roughriders' all-time list most field goals made with 160.






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    Blue Bombers 23, Roughriders 27  FinalSep 5 11:37 PM


  • CFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WINNIPEG 3 6 8 6 23
    SASKATCHEWAN 4 7 7 9 27 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SAS - SINGLE, EDDIE JOHNSON 68 YD OFF A PUNT,
    1:30. SASKATCHEWAN 1-0
    SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 18 YD, 9:41. SASKATCHEWAN
    4-0
    WIN - FG, JUSTIN PALARDY 27 YD, 12:03.
    SASKATCHEWAN 4-3
    2ND QUARTER: SAS

    Sep 5 7:07 PM


  • CFL
    TD WIN
    ADARIUS BOWMAN 7 YD PASS FROM STEVEN JYLES
    (TWO-POINT PASS CONVERSION FAILED)
    WINNIPEG 23
    SASKATCHEWAN 27 0:10 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Blue Bombers 23, Roughriders 27  4th - 0:10Sep 5 7:07 PM
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    Blue Bombers 23, Roughriders 27  4th - 0:10Sep 5 7:07 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE SAS
    EDDIE JOHNSON 40 YD OFF A PUNT
    WINNIPEG 17
    SASKATCHEWAN 27 0:53 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Blue Bombers 17, Roughriders 27  4th - 0:53Sep 5 7:02 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE SAS
    EDDIE JOHNSON 95 YD OFF A KICKOFF
    WINNIPEG 17
    SASKATCHEWAN 26 6:08 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Blue Bombers 17, Roughriders 26  4th - 6:08Sep 5 6:37 PM


  • CFL
    TD SAS
    DARIAN DURANT 11 YD RUN
    (LUCA CONGI KICK)
    WINNIPEG 17
    SASKATCHEWAN 25 6:29 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Blue Bombers 17, Roughriders 25  4th - 6:29Sep 5 6:37 PM
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  • CFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WINNIPEG 3 6 8 17
    SASKATCHEWAN 4 7 7 18 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SAS - SINGLE, EDDIE JOHNSON 68 YD OFF A PUNT,
    1:30. SASKATCHEWAN 1-0
    SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 18 YD, 9:41. SASKATCHEWAN
    4-0
    WIN - FG, JUSTIN PALARDY 27 YD, 12:03.
    SASKATCHEWAN 4-3
    2ND QUART

    Sep 5 6:17 PM


  • CFL
    TD WIN
    FRED REID 3 YD RUN
    (JUSTIN PALARDY KICK)
    WINNIPEG 17
    SASKATCHEWAN 18 2:05 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Blue Bombers 17, Roughriders 18  3rd - 2:05Sep 5 6:12 PM


  • CFL
    TD SAS
    WES CATES 1 YD RUN
    (LUCA CONGI KICK)
    WINNIPEG 10
    SASKATCHEWAN 18 5:56 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Blue Bombers 10, Roughriders 18  3rd - 5:56Sep 5 6:02 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE WIN
    JUSTIN PALARDY 51 YD OFF A MISSED FIELD GOAL
    WINNIPEG 10
    SASKATCHEWAN 11 11:30 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Blue Bombers 10, Roughriders 11  3rd - 11:30Sep 5 5:52 PM


  • CFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WINNIPEG 3 6 9
    SASKATCHEWAN 4 7 11 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SAS - SINGLE, EDDIE JOHNSON 68 YD OFF A PUNT,
    1:30. SASKATCHEWAN 1-0
    SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 18 YD, 9:41. SASKATCHEWAN
    4-0
    WIN - FG, JUSTIN PALARDY 27 YD, 12:03.
    SASKATCHEWAN 4-3
    2ND QUARTER:

    Sep 5 5:42 PM
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    Blue Bombers 9, Roughriders 11  2nd - 0:02Sep 5 5:34 PM
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    Blue Bombers 9, Roughriders 11  2nd - 0:02Sep 5 5:34 PM


  • CFL
    FG WIN
    JUSTIN PALARDY 9 YD
    WINNIPEG 9
    SASKATCHEWAN 11 0:02 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Blue Bombers 9, Roughriders 11  2nd - 0:02Sep 5 5:27 PM


  • CFL
    FG WIN
    JUSTIN PALARDY 26 YD
    WINNIPEG 6
    SASKATCHEWAN 11 2:45 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Blue Bombers 6, Roughriders 11  2nd - 2:45Sep 5 5:17 PM


  • CFL
    TD SAS
    WES CATES 2 YD RUN
    (LUCA CONGI KICK)
    WINNIPEG 3
    SASKATCHEWAN 11 13:05 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Blue Bombers 3, Roughriders 11  2nd - 13:05Sep 5 4:57 PM


  • CFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WINNIPEG 3 3
    SASKATCHEWAN 4 4 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SAS - SINGLE, EDDIE JOHNSON 68 YD OFF A PUNT,
    1:30. SASKATCHEWAN 1-0
    SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 18 YD, 9:41. SASKATCHEWAN
    4-0
    WIN - FG, JUSTIN PALARDY 27 YD, 12:03.
    SASKATCHEWAN 4-3

    Sep 5 4:47 PM


  • CFL
    FG WIN
    JUSTIN PALARDY 27 YD
    WINNIPEG 3
    SASKATCHEWAN 4 2:57 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Blue Bombers 3, Roughriders 4  1st - 2:57Sep 5 4:37 PM


  • CFL
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 18 YD
    WINNIPEG 0
    SASKATCHEWAN 4 5:25 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Blue Bombers 0, Roughriders 4  1st - 5:25Sep 5 4:32 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE SAS
    EDDIE JOHNSON 68 YD OFF A PUNT
    WINNIPEG 0
    SASKATCHEWAN 1 13:30 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Blue Bombers 0, Roughriders 1  1st - 13:30Sep 5 4:17 PM
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