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Blue Bombers top Tiger-Cats in playoff tuneup

Nov 1, 2008 - 10:36 PM
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Ticker) -- Romby Bryant caught four passes for 101 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers geared up for the playoffs Saturday with a 44-30 triumph over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Preparing for their Eastern Division semifinal matchup with the Edmonton Eskimos next weekend, the Blue Bombers (8-10) scored the game's first 19 points and held a 29-9 advantage at the half. Bryant played a major role in building the lead, catching TD passes of five and 85 yards from Kevin Glenn.

The two touchdown passes raised Glenn's career total to 104, tying him with Jack Jacobs for fourth place on the franchise list.

Alexis Serna kicked four field goals, Casey McGahee returned a punt 57 yards for a score and Jovon Johnson brought back an interception 50 yards for a TD for Winnipeg.

Glenn completed 11-of-14 passes for 166 yards and Fred Reid led the Blue Bombers' rushing attack, gaining 160 yards on 14 carries.

Adam Tafralis went 15-of-29 for 197 yards and two touchdowns for Hamilton in relief of Casey Printers, who was 6-of-16 for 131 yards and a TD before suffering an injury early in the third quarter. Each quarterback threw one interception but combined for all 66 rushing yards for the Tiger-Cats (3-15), who also posted just three wins last season.

Christopher Davis, Kenton Keith and Eddie Cohen each hauled in a pass for score while rookie Prechae Rodriguez made six catches for 129 yards, pushing his season total over 1,000. He is the first Tiger-Cat to reach the plateau since 2005.






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    Tiger-Cats 30, Blue Bombers 44  FinalNov 1 9:28 PM


  • CFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    HAMILTON 7 3 11 9 30
    WINNIPEG 19 10 3 12 44 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: WIN - FG, ALEXIS SERNA 51 YD, 3:14. HAMILTON
    3-3
    WIN - SAFETY, 7:01. WINNIPEG 5-3
    WIN - TD, ROMBY BRYANT 5 YD PASS FROM KEVIN
    GLENN (ALEXIS SERNA KICK), 12:22.
    WINNIPEG 12-3
    HAM - TD, EDDIE C

    Nov 1 5:24 PM


  • CFL
    TD HAM
    CHRIS DAVIS 24 YD PASS FROM ADAM TAFRALIS
    (NICK SETTA KICK)
    HAMILTON 30
    WINNIPEG 44 0:27 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Tiger-Cats 30, Blue Bombers 44  4th - 0:27Nov 1 5:19 PM


  • CFL
    TD WIN
    CASEY MCGAHEE 57 YD PUNT RETURN
    (ALEXIS SERNA KICK)
    HAMILTON 23
    WINNIPEG 44 2:09 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Tiger-Cats 23, Blue Bombers 44  4th - 2:09Nov 1 5:08 PM


  • CFL
    HAMILTON 23
    WINNIPEG 35 6:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Tiger-Cats 23, Blue Bombers 35  4th - 6:00Nov 1 5:02 PM


  • CFL
    FG WIN
    ALEXIS SERNA 43 YD
    HAMILTON 13
    WINNIPEG 15 4:53 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Tiger-Cats 13, Blue Bombers 15  3rd - 4:53Nov 1 4:20 PM


  • CFL
    FG HAM
    NICK SETTA 53 YD
    HAMILTON 13
    WINNIPEG 12 6:58 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Tiger-Cats 13, Blue Bombers 12  3rd - 6:58Nov 1 4:16 PM


  • CFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    HAMILTON 7 3 10
    WINNIPEG 19 7 26 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: WIN - FG, ALEXIS SERNA 51 YD, 3:14. HAMILTON
    3-3
    WIN - SAFETY, 7:01. WINNIPEG 5-3
    WIN - TD, ROMBY BRYANT 5 YD PASS FROM KEVIN
    GLENN (ALEXIS SERNA KICK), 12:22.
    WINNIPEG 12-3
    HAM - TD, EDDI

    Tiger-Cats 10, Blue Bombers 26  HalfNov 1 3:39 PM


  • CFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    HAMILTON 7 6 13
    WINNIPEG 19 3 22 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: WIN - FG, ALEXIS SERNA 51 YD, 3:14. HAMILTON
    3-3
    WIN - SAFETY, 7:01. WINNIPEG 5-3
    WIN - TD, ROMBY BRYANT 5 YD PASS FROM KEVIN
    GLENN (ALEXIS SERNA KICK), 12:22.
    WINNIPEG 12-3
    HAM - TD, EDDI

    Nov 1 3:34 PM


  • CFL
    FG WIN
    ALEXIS SERNA 27 YD
    HAMILTON 13
    WINNIPEG 22 0:41 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Tiger-Cats 13, Blue Bombers 22  2nd - 0:41Nov 1 3:31 PM


  • CFL
    TD WIN
    JOVON JOHNSON 50 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (ALEXIS SERNA KICK)
    HAMILTON 10
    WINNIPEG 26 8:58 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Tiger-Cats 10, Blue Bombers 26  2nd - 8:58Nov 1 3:17 PM


  • CFL
    TD WIN
    ROMBY BRYANT 85 YD PASS FROM KEVIN GLENN
    (ALEXIS SERNA KICK)
    HAMILTON 7
    WINNIPEG 19 14:10 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Tiger-Cats 7, Blue Bombers 19  2nd - 14:10Nov 1 2:52 PM


  • CFL
    TD HAM
    EDDIE COHEN 67 YD PASS FROM CASEY PRINTERS
    (NICK SETTA KICK)
    HAMILTON 7
    WINNIPEG 12 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Tiger-Cats 7, Blue Bombers 12  End of 1stNov 1 2:51 PM


  • CFL
    TD WIN
    ROMBY BRYANT 5 YD PASS FROM KEVIN GLENN
    (ALEXIS SERNA KICK)
    HAMILTON 0
    WINNIPEG 12 2:38 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Tiger-Cats 0, Blue Bombers 12  1st - 2:38Nov 1 2:33 PM


  • CFL
    SAFETY WIN
    HAMILTON 0
    WINNIPEG 5 7:59 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Tiger-Cats 0, Blue Bombers 5  1st - 7:59Nov 1 2:29 PM


  • CFL
    FG WIN
    ALEXIS SERNA 51 YD
    HAMILTON 0
    WINNIPEG 3 11:46 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Tiger-Cats 0, Blue Bombers 3  1st - 11:46Nov 1 2:26 PM