WINNIPEG – Backup quarterback Dominique Davis scored twice as the Ottawa REDBLACKS beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 44-21 on Investors Group Field on Friday-evening.
The REDBLACKS fire on all cylinders on the warm Winnipeg evening, scoring for offense and defense on their way to their second consecutive victory. Trevor Harris – who pitched for 361 yards and completed 29 of 39 passes – spread the ball around to six different recipients, including Dominique Rhymes, who scored his first CFL touchdown.
Greg Ellingson had another big night for the REDBLACKS, towing 100 yards out of eight catches. William Powell also hit the 100-yard mark, chased 18 times for 106 meters and a touchdown.
On defense, Avery Williams scooped a Matt Nichol's bullshit and ran it to the house for the big score, while as a unit the defense kept the bombers up to six & nbsp; two-and-outs & # 39; on the evening and no points in the second quarter.
For the bombers, Darvin Adams scored twice and collected 162 yards while Andrew Harris continued his success in 2018, finding the final zone at a direct click in the third quarter. Nichols finished the night on 23 of 35 passes for 291 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
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Ottawa opened the score on Friday night when Davis scored on a quarterback sneak to finish a 10-play, 66-yard drive for the visitors. Harris connected with Ellingson on the two-point converter and the REDBLACKS took an 8-0 lead halfway the first quarter.
After a two-and-out ride on their first ride, the bombers found their groove in the squad of the team second possession of the ball game. Winnipeg marched off the field and Nichols aired it out to Darvin Adams, who scored the opening technique of the home team and dropped a seven-play drive of 71 yards. Justin Medlock was well on his converted kick after the 45-yard score and the bombers cut the REDBLACKS lead to 8-7.
Maurice Leggett restored a Harris punch on the next ride of the REDBLACKS, after the Ottawa pivot point had its own number on the second and tenth day, putting the bombers right back on the field. Winnipeg, however, could not take advantage of the turnover, because the Ottawa defense stood up and forced the bombers to kick.
Davis scored his second landing of the game early in the second quarter to extend the REDBLACKS lead. The score of one yard ended a 12-play, 75-yard drive. Ottawa had a second attempt at a two-point convert – an offside on the bombing defense ignored the first attempt – and Harris pitched to Diontae Spencer, who trotted in the final zone untouched to give Ottawa a 16-7 lead.
Lewis Ward kicked his first field goal of the game and divided the posts of 40 meters to the outside with about four minutes in the first half. The three-point score gave the REDBLACKS a lead of 19-7 when the bombers flew back on the field to respond before going to the locker room.
After a two-and-exodus to Winnipeg, Harris and the REDBLACKS kept the momentum rolling while time ticking late in the second quarter of the clock. They entered the field goal range – a ride that included a 26-yard catch from Ellingson – and Ward made his 38-yard attempt to add to Ottawa's lead (22-7).
After the first half, Ottawa's defense held the Bombade to four two-and-outs and the scoreboard completely in the second quarter. Harris and the REDBLACKS attack were also much more effective than Nichols and his bombers in the first half – Ottawa's pivot threw 241 yards in the first 30 minutes while Winnipeg had just 84.
Andrew Harris scored the second main component of the bomb attack in the middle of the third quarter. It was a direct nod to Winnipeg's filemanate who then flew thirteen meters and stretched out to score the 8-play, 54-yard drive. After the completed conversion of Medlock, the bombers cut the Ottawa lead to 22-14.
The REDBLACKS responded to Winnipeg's landing with one of their own compatriots. Dominique Rhymes scored his first CFL touchdown, after Harris threw a 59-yard strike to Rhymes to get into scoring position. Ottawa's double-headed convert was repeated after a pre-treatment of the passer penalty on the bomber defenses and William Powell pushed his way to the final zone. The five-yard score brought the REDBLACKS 30-14 higher with less than five minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Ottawa kept their foot on the throne, because Corey forced Tindal Nichols to defeat the ball at the first game of the bombers. next ride. Avery Williams moved it and let it run to the house for the score. Powell scored his second two-point convert of the night, shot into the end zone and REDBLACKS shut down the loyal Winnipeg on Investors Group Field with a leading 38-14 lead.
Adams scored his second touchdown of the game on the very first game from scrimmage to start the fourth quarter. The 72-yard score, combined with Medlock's point, cut Ottawa's lead to 38-21.
Powell added another important score for the visitors, a 28-yard run, with just over seven minutes left in the game. Ward missed the point afterwards and Ottawa held a 44-21 lead on Winnipeg.
That would be the last scoring game for any team when the REDBLACKS cracked Winnipeg's winning series in three games.
The bombers are going to Calgary to take on the Stampeders next week while Ottawa goes a week 11 bye.