DeAngelis kicks Riders past BombersSep 9, 2012 - 9:04 PM
The Roughriders, who recorded a franchise-record shutout of the Blue Bombers a week ago, pulled off a 25-24 victory on Sunday when Sandro DeAngelis' 40-yard field goal split the uprights as time expired.
Drew Willy threw for 188 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the victory, while Kory Sheets caught five passes for 73 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a score.
DeAngelis made 3-of-4 field goal attempts for the Roughriders (5-5), who downed Winnipeg 52-0 in their previous meeting.
Joey Elliott completed 19-of-33 passes for 241 yards in the setback.
Demond Washington had an 82-yard punt return for a touchdown and Justin Palardy made five field goals for the Blue Bombers (2-8).
Palardy's final field goal -- a 30-yarder -- came with less than three minutes remaining and gave Winnipeg a 23-22 lead.
The Blue Bombers tacked on a single and punted the ball back to the Roughriders with just 28 seconds remaining. Willy then completed a 10-yard pass to Sheets and a 20-yarder to Brooks Foster before scrambling for 13 yards and stopping the clock with four seconds left to set up the winning kick.
"In retrospect, I should've kicked a field goal," Winnipeg coach Tim Burke said of his decision to punt. "I played it too conservative."
Saskatchewan reeled off a 71-yard scoring drive early in the third quarter to take a 20-14 lead. A 28-yard pass from Willy to Weston Dressler highlighted the march and Sheets capped it with a 2-yard touchdown run.
The Roughriders tacked on a single, but the Blue Bombers chipped away at their deficit.
Palardy made a 19-yard field goal toward the end of the third quarter, then hit a 21-yarder early in the fourth to make it 21-20. Another Saskatchewan single made a two-point game with 7:21 to play.
Earlier, Odell Willis recovered a Terrence Edwards fumble at the Winnipeg 28- yard line on the second play from scrimmage and DeAngelis nailed a 34-yard field goal moments later for a 3-0 Saskatchewan lead.
The Blue Bombers bounced back on their next drive as a long completion from Elliott to Edwards highlighted a 60-yard march, which was capped by a 22- yard field goal from Palardy.
Late in the first quarter, Winnipeg struck again when Washington returned a punt 82 yards for a 10-3 lead.
The Roughriders responded at the start of the second quarter when Willy found Sheets for a 33-yard, game-tying touchdown.
After a Winnipeg punt, Willy moved Saskatchewan in range for DeAngelis' go- ahead, 23-yarder, but the signal caller was intercepted by on the Roughriders' next series.
Brandon Stewart made the pick at the Saskatchewan 25-yard line and Palardy nailed a 32-yard field goal shortly thereafter to make it 13-13.
The Blue Bombers added a single near the end of the half for a 14-13 advantage.
DeAngelis made all five of his field goal attempts in last Sunday's shutout ... The previous record for the largest shutout in team history was a 47-0 final against the very same club back in 1949 ... The Roughriders have won four straight matchups in the series, but the Blue Bombers hold a 113-87-3 all-time edge.
- SASKATCHEWAN: 25
Sep 9 4:01 PM
- SASKATCHEWAN: 25
End of Regulation
Sep 9 4:00 PM
- Saskatchewan Single - 56-yarder by Mike Renaud.
Roughriders 22, Blue Bombers 24 4th - 0:28Sep 9 3:52 PM
- Winnipeg Field Goal - 30-yarder by Justin Palardy.
Roughriders 22, Blue Bombers 23 4th - 2:40Sep 9 3:43 PM
- Saskatchewan Single - 44-yarder by Sandro DeAngelis.
Roughriders 22, Blue Bombers 20 4th - 7:45Sep 9 3:29 PM
- Winnipeg Field Goal - 21-yarder by Justin Palardy.
Roughriders 21, Blue Bombers 20 4th - 11:35Sep 9 3:21 PM
- SASKATCHEWAN: 21
End of 3rd
Sep 9 3:11 PM
- Winnipeg Field Goal - 19-yarder by Justin Palardy.
Roughriders 21, Blue Bombers 17 3rd - 3:17Sep 9 3:08 PM
- Winnipeg Single - 73-yarder by Chris Milo.
Roughriders 21, Blue Bombers 14 3rd - 5:53Sep 9 3:06 PM
- Sandro DeAngelis extra point is good.
Roughriders 20, Blue Bombers 14 3rd - 9:26Sep 9 2:51 PM
- Saskatchewan Touchdown - Kory Sheets rushed right for 2 yards.
Roughriders 19, Blue Bombers 14 3rd - 9:26Sep 9 2:51 PM
- SASKATCHEWAN: 13
Sep 9 2:22 PM
- Winnipeg Single - 31-yarder by Justin Palardy.
Roughriders 13, Blue Bombers 14 2nd - 1:11Sep 9 2:16 PM
- Winnipeg Field Goal - 32-yarder by Justin Palardy.
Roughriders 13, Blue Bombers 13 2nd - 4:12Sep 9 2:05 PM
- Saskatchewan Field Goal - 22-yarder by Sandro DeAngelis.
Roughriders 13, Blue Bombers 10 2nd - 8:54Sep 9 1:55 PM
- Sandro DeAngelis extra point is good.
Roughriders 10, Blue Bombers 10 2nd - 13:23Sep 9 1:44 PM
- Saskatchewan Touchdown - Drew Willy pass to Kory Sheets for 33 yards.
Roughriders 9, Blue Bombers 10 2nd - 13:23Sep 9 1:44 PM
- SASKATCHEWAN: 3
End of 1st
Sep 9 1:41 PM
- Justin Palardy extra point is good.
Roughriders 3, Blue Bombers 10 1st - 1:53Sep 9 1:35 PM
- Winnipeg Touchdown - Chris Milo punted 38 yards from the Saskatchewan 43 to the Winnipeg 29. Demond Washington returned for 81 yards.
Roughriders 3, Blue Bombers 9 1st - 2:03Sep 9 1:34 PM
- Winnipeg Field Goal - 22-yarder by Justin Palardy.
Roughriders 3, Blue Bombers 3 1st - 10:25Sep 9 1:18 PM
- Saskatchewan Field Goal - 34-yarder by Sandro DeAngelis.
Roughriders 3, Blue Bombers 0 1st - 13:14Sep 9 1:12 PM
- SASKATCHEWAN: 0
1st Quarter - 15:00
Sep 9 1:08 PM
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