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Strong defense helps Lions dominate Roughriders

Nov 9, 2008 - 2:11 AM
REGINA, Saskatchewan (Ticker) -- Buck Pierce threw for 221 yards and a touchdown and the B.C. Lions' defense forced six turnovers en route to knocking off the defending Grey Cup champion Saskatchewan Roughriders, 33-12, in the West Division semifinals on Saturday.

Stefan Logan rushed for 153 yards for the Lions (12-7), who will play the Calgary Stampeders (13-5) in the West final next weekend.

Saskatchewan (12-7) fumbled three times and quarterback Michael Bishop was intercepted three times as the Roughriders' offense could only muster four field goals.

B.C. had a 7-0 lead after the first quarter and extended the advantage to 16-6 at the break.

Jarious Jackson's lone pass of the game pushed the lead to 26-9 with 1:09 left in the third as he connected with Geroy Simon for a 31-yard touchdown.

Ryan Phillips had a 54-yard interception return for a score midway through the fourth to put the game out of reach.








  • CFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BC 7 9 10 7 33
    SASKATCHEWAN 0 6 3 3 12 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BCL - FG, PAUL MCCALLUM 19 YD, 4:46. BC 3-0
    BCL - SINGLE, PAUL MCCALLUM 45 YD OFF A PUNT
    7:12. BC 4-0
    BCL - FG, PAUL MCCALLUM 16 YD, 14:23. BC 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 46 YD, 2:29.

    Nov 8 8:31 PM


  • CFL
    TD BCL
    RYAN PHILLIPS 54 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (PAUL MCCALLUM KICK)
    BC 33
    SASKATCHEWAN 12 8:17 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Lions 33, Roughriders 12  4th - 8:17Nov 8 7:10 PM


  • CFL
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 19 YD
    BC 26
    SASKATCHEWAN 12 13:15 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Lions 26, Roughriders 12  4th - 13:15Nov 8 6:59 PM


  • CFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BC 7 9 10 26
    SASKATCHEWAN 0 6 3 9 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BCL - FG, PAUL MCCALLUM 19 YD, 4:46. BC 3-0
    BCL - SINGLE, PAUL MCCALLUM 45 YD OFF A PUNT
    7:12. BC 4-0
    BCL - FG, PAUL MCCALLUM 16 YD, 14:23. BC 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 46 YD

    Nov 8 6:54 PM


  • CFL
    TD BCL
    GEROY SIMON 31 YD PASS FROM JARIOUS JACKSON
    (PAUL MCCALLUM KICK)
    BC 26
    SASKATCHEWAN 9 0:59 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Lions 26, Roughriders 9  3rd - 0:59Nov 8 6:52 PM


  • CFL
    FG BCL
    PAUL MCCALLUM 41 YD
    BC 19
    SASKATCHEWAN 9 6:16 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Lions 19, Roughriders 9  3rd - 6:16Nov 8 6:38 PM


  • CFL
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 46 YD
    BC 16
    SASKATCHEWAN 6 0:07 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lions 16, Roughriders 6  2nd - 0:07Nov 8 6:05 PM


  • CFL
    SAFETY BCL
    BALL THROUGH END ZONE
    BC 16
    SASKATCHEWAN 3 7:53 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lions 16, Roughriders 3  2nd - 7:53Nov 8 5:53 PM


  • CFL
    TD BCL
    LYLE GREEN 14 YD PASS FROM BUCK PIERCE
    (PAUL MCCALLUM KICK)
    BC 14
    SASKATCHEWAN 3 2:19 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lions 14, Roughriders 3  2nd - 2:19Nov 8 5:52 PM


  • CFL
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 46 YD
    BC 7
    SASKATCHEWAN 3 12:31 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lions 7, Roughriders 3  2nd - 12:31Nov 8 5:26 PM


  • CFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BC 7 7
    SASKATCHEWAN 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BCL - FG, PAUL MCCALLUM 19 YD, 4:46. BC 3-0
    BCL - SINGLE, PAUL MCCALLUM 45 YD OFF A PUNT
    7:12. BC 4-0
    BCL - FG, PAUL MCCALLUM 16 YD, 14:23. BC 7-0

    Lions 7, Roughriders 0  End of 1stNov 8 5:20 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE BCL
    PAUL MCCALLUM 45 YD OFF A PUNT
    BC 4
    SASKATCHEWAN 0 7:48 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Lions 4, Roughriders 0  1st - 7:48Nov 8 5:01 PM


  • CFL
    FG BCL
    PAUL MCCALLUM 19 YD
    BC 3
    SASKATCHEWAN 0 10:14 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Lions 3, Roughriders 0  1st - 10:14Nov 8 4:52 PM
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