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Williams and RedBlacks run over Winnipeg

Oct 4, 2014 - 2:29 AM Ottawa, ON ( - Jonathan Williams rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns as the Ottawa RedBlacks cruised past the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 42-20, at TD Place.

Ottawa (2-11) quarterback Henry Burris added a touchdown on the ground as well as 284 yards and an interception on 24-of-31 passing.

Drew Willy threw for 223 yards and connected on 19-of-30 pass attempts for Winnipeg (6-8) but he was also intercepted three times.

Travis Brown picked off a pass from Willy early in the first quarter and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown.

The Blue Bombers evened the score when Maurice Leggett returned a 48-yard missed field goal for a touchdown. They then pulled ahead on a nine-yard field goal from Lirim Hajrullahu.

Ottawa reclaimed the lead in the second quarter on a 53-yard touchdown run by Williams.

The RedBlacks couldn't hold the edge, however, as Robert Marve scored on a one-yard touchdown run near the middle of the second frame.

The lead continued to change hands before the half with Ottawa jumping ahead, 21-17, on a five-yard touchdown pass from Danny O'Brien to Khalil Paden.

This time Ottawa built on its advantage rather than give it up, as Burris scored on a one-yard touchdown run right before intermission.

In the early stages of the second half Brett Maher pushed Ottawa even further ahead with a 25-yard field goal, which was answered by a 22-yarder from Hajrullahu.

The RedBlacks continued to light it up, with a two-yard touchdown run from Williams along with a single from Maher, who also split the uprights for a 31- yard field goal early in the fourth quarter.

Game Notes

Clarence Denmark tallied game-highs in receptions (five) and receiving yards (85) ... Justin Capicciotti recorded two sacks for Ottawa ... Jerrell Gavins led all players with eight tackles ... The win ended a nine-game losing streak for Ottawa.