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Lions roar to first win, silence Roughriders

Aug 6, 2011 - 6:27 AM
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Travis Lulay threw for 257 yards and a touchdown to lead the British Columbia Lions to a 24-11 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders in a battle of struggling West Division teams.

Geroy Simon hauled in seven receptions for 134 yards and a score for British Columbia (1-5), which picked up its first triumph of the season.

Simon has caught at least one pass in 148 consecutive games and registered the 58th 100-yard game of his career.

"I'm not really worried about the personal stuff, I just want to win," said Simon after the contest.

"Defensively we can't give up that one long play we got beaten on," said Saskatchewan head coach Greg Marshall, speaking of a long catch and run by Simon. "That's just ridiculous."

Darian Durant threw for 236 yards and one touchdown in defeat for Saskatchewan (1-5).

Paul McCallum gave British Columbia an early 3-0 lead on the strength of a 33- yard field goal.

The Lions scored two straight touchdowns in the second quarter to push the advantage to 17-0. After Time Brown plunged into the end zone on a one-yard run, Lulay connected with Simon on a 63-yard touchdown run.

Saskatchewan finally got on the board with a 42-yard field goal by Eddie Johnson, but McCallum answered with a 30-yarder of his own to make the score 20-3.

Late in the first half, the Roughriders were able to cap a seven-play, 69-yard drive with a touchdown. Durant threw a perfect pass to Chris Getzlaf in the end zone, cutting Saskatchewan's deficit to 20-10 as the teams entered the locker rooms at intermission.

Only one point was scored in the third quarter, a single by the Roughriders.

McCallum nailed a 30-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, and his team added a single as well to bring the score to its final of 24-11.

Game Notes

Arland Bruce, who was traded from Hamilton to British Columbia, was on the sidelines for the Lions and will practice with the team this week...Gene Makowsky has played 272 career games as a Roughrider, the most in franchise history...The Lions earned their fourth win in the last two years at Empire Field...Both Lulay and Durant were sacked three times.






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    MattDOOM777 Added 5 roots

    Roughriders 11, Lions 24  FinalAug 7 6:38 PM


  • SASKATCHEWAN: 11
    BC: 24
    Final

    Aug 6 1:18 AM


  • SASKATCHEWAN: 11
    BC: 24
    End of Regulation

    Aug 6 1:18 AM


  • Saskatchewan Single - 54-yarder by Paul McCallum.

    Roughriders 11, Lions 24  4th - 3:30Aug 6 1:04 AM


  • Brt Columbia Field Goal - 29-yarder by Paul McCallum.

    Roughriders 11, Lions 23  4th - 10:42Aug 6 12:53 AM


  • SASKATCHEWAN: 11
    BC: 20
    End of 3rd

    Aug 6 12:41 AM


  • Saskatchewan Single - 60-yarder by Eddie Johnson.

    Roughriders 11, Lions 20  3rd - 1:01Aug 6 12:38 AM


  • SASKATCHEWAN: 10
    BC: 20
    Halftime

    Aug 5 11:54 PM


  • SASKATCHEWAN: 10
    BC: 20
    2nd Quarter - 0:19

    Roughriders 10, Lions 20  2nd - 0:19Aug 5 11:51 PM


  • Saskatchewan Touchdown - Darian Durant pass to Chris Getzlaf for 13 yards.

    Roughriders 9, Lions 20  2nd - 0:24Aug 5 11:48 PM


  • SASKATCHEWAN: 3
    BC: 20
    2nd Quarter - 2:35

    Roughriders 3, Lions 20  2nd - 2:35Aug 5 11:43 PM


  • Saskatchewan Field Goal - 42-yarder by Eddie Johnson.

    Roughriders 3, Lions 17  2nd - 7:17Aug 5 11:31 PM


  • Paul McCallum extra point is good.

    Roughriders 0, Lions 17  2nd - 9:59Aug 5 11:25 PM


  • Brt Columbia Touchdown - Travis Lulay pass to Geroy Simon for 62 yards.

    Roughriders 0, Lions 16  2nd - 9:59Aug 5 11:25 PM


  • SASKATCHEWAN: 0
    BC: 10
    2nd Quarter - 12:00

    Roughriders 0, Lions 10  2nd - 12:00Aug 5 11:20 PM


  • Brt Columbia Touchdown - Tim Brown rushed for 1 yard.

    Roughriders 0, Lions 9  2nd - 12:21Aug 5 11:16 PM


  • SASKATCHEWAN: 0
    BC: 3
    End of 1st

    Aug 5 11:11 PM


  • Brt Columbia Field Goal - 33-yarder by Paul McCallum.

    Roughriders 0, Lions 3  1st - 5:33Aug 5 10:59 PM


  • SASKATCHEWAN: 0
    BC: 0
    1st Quarter - 15:00

    Aug 5 10:40 PM
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    GREGnKY Added 10 roots

    Roughriders vs. LionsAug 5 8:24 AM