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Glenn leads Lions over Winnipeg

Sep 14, 2014 - 6:18 AM Vancouver, BC ( - Kevin Glenn returned to action for British Columbia and threw a pair of touchdowns as the Lions shot down the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 26-9, at BC Place.

Glenn completed 20-of-27 passing for 261 yards as he stepped in for Travis Lulay who was injured last week. Also having a strong game for the Lions (7-4) was running back Andrew Harris who finished with a game-high 101 yards on the ground as the team won for the second time in as many games and the fifth time in six tries.

The Blue Bombers (6-6), losers of three straight and five of the last six, saw Drew Willy hit 10-of-15 passes for 88 yards, but he exited with an injury. Backup signal caller Brian Brohm managed to convert only 6-of-13 for another 33 yards for a Winnipeg squad that was kept out of the end zone.

The only points of the game for the Bombers came from kicker Lirim Hajrullahu who knocked through all three of his field goal attempts.

The teams traded field goals in the first quarter as Hajrullahu converted a chip shot from 17 yards after a 10-play, 59-yard drive stalled, followed late in the period by Paul McCallum's 40-yard conversion for the Lions.

McCallum struck again in the second, this time from 29 yards away, to give the hosts a slim 6-3 advantage.

With under three minutes remaining in the first half, the Bombers were back to punt deep in their own end and the snap sailed over the head of Hajrullahu, after which he kicked the ball out of the back of the end zone for a BC safety.

On their ensuing possession the Lions scored in a more traditional manner as Glenn hit a wide open Harris coming out of the backfield, allowing the running back to walk into the end zone from four yards out and give the home team a 15-3 edge at the break.

A 42-yard field goal from Hajrullahu in the third drew the Bombers closer, but later in the frame McCallum pushed BC back out to a double-digit advantage thanks to a 57-yard single.

As was the case in the first quarter, the final period began with the teams trading field goals as Hajrullahu hit a 49-yard attempt and McCallum a 37-yard try, keeping the difference at double figures.

The Lions added to their advantage at the 3:01 mark as Glenn found Emmanuel Arceneaux crossing over the middle and into the end zone from 30 yards out to make the score 26-9.