The Winnipeg Blue Bombers weren’t endangered with their second true delayed start on offence. Running behind Andrew Harris done adult for it after in a game.
Harris had dual touchdowns on a belligerent as Winnipeg came divided with a 33-25 win over the Toronto Argonauts on Thursday.
“We’ve got to do a small improved pursuit and keep operative suspicion it,” Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols pronounced about starting a diversion with a low offence.
“[But] none of us caring about what happened in a initial half and a initial quarter. You guys will speak about it … We found a approach to win.”
Harris, who carried a round 17 times for 81 yards, scored his initial TD in a second quarter, while his second of a diversion came in a fourth and put Winnipeg forward for good.
“It felt unequivocally good to find a finish zone,” pronounced Harris.
Toronto quarterback Ricky Ray threw for over 300 yards for a fourth true game, though finished with no touchdowns and dual interceptions. The Argos got many of their points from Lirim Hajrullahu’s 6 margin goals.
“I felt like we were relocating a round unequivocally good and only couldn’t finish,” pronounced Ray, who finished with 330 yards compared to 228 for Nichols.
“We had some opportunities and only didn’t make a plays we indispensable to. That’s a thing. We’ve only got to find a approach to govern a small improved and try and measure some of those touchdowns. It’s kind of a win for a counterclaim when they reason we to only 3 points.”
Penalties were also dear for a Argonauts, with one dwindle negating a Toronto touchdown.
Special teams or bust
Those penalties and forsaken balls killed several Toronto chances to right a boat after a initial half dominated by special teams for both sides.
Both teams had touchdowns on earnings and by a finish of a diversion Winnipeg kicker Justin Medlock had 4 margin goals — one from 55 yards before a screaming bluster of 25,085 fans during Investors Group Field.
Home wins have been tough to come by for a Bombers given they changed to their new stadium, though a fans didn’t have to wait prolonged for something to hearten about.
Before a game, Winnipeg manager Mike O’Shea had been looking for some-more from his kick-return patrol and he got it, with Ryan Lankford’s 93-yard opening touchdown only 14 seconds into a game.
Toronto got on a house about 6 mins after on a 34-yard margin idea from Hajrullaju.
Then it was Toronto’s spin for a large run, a 78-yard punt lapse for a touchdown during 10:58 by Martese Jackson to give a Argos a 10-7 lead.
The Argos saw a earnest expostulate snuffed to finish a initial entertain when Ray threw only his second interception of a deteriorate to Winnipeg defensive behind Moe Leggett.
Winnipeg evened things adult during a 3:34 symbol of a second on a 45-yard margin idea from Medlock.
Ray was sacked to finish another expostulate in a second though Hajrullahu was already in operation for a 43-yard margin idea to put Toronto forward again.
Winnipeg’s corruption finally scored some points during 9:01 of a second quarter, after Nichols put together a seven-play, 75-yard expostulate capped by Harris.
“Any time we get a run diversion going it only opens adult so most more,” pronounced Harris.
Then it was chastisement pain again for a Argos as Jackson had a 74-yard lapse touchdown called behind for an bootleg block. Toronto had to settle for a margin idea from Hajrullahu.
The Toronto kicker combined another during 11:38 to go forward 19-17.
Medlock scored from 55 yards to give a Bombers a brief lead though Hajrullahu strike from 47 yard to make it 22-20 during a break.
Hajrullahu combined his sixth margin idea of a dusk during a 7:04 symbol of a third entertain to extend a Argos’ lead.
Harris scored his second touchdown of a diversion on a two-yard lift about 5 mins after to make it 27-25 for Winnipeg, after Toronto took another dear chastisement for clotheslining Winnipeg round conduit Darvin Adams.
“It’s about personification good purify football. Tonight was only about too many mistakes,” pronounced Ray.
Medlock kicked his third margin idea of a dusk during 4:09 of a fourth to put a Bombers forward by five, afterwards kicked his fourth of a diversion during 11:15 sealing a win.