Quinn Van Gylswyk kicked a 37-yard margin idea with 3 seconds remaining — his fourth margin idea of a diversion — to assistance a Saskatchewan Roughriders acquire a 25-25 tie with a Winnipeg Blue Bombers Saturday in CFL pre-season action.
Duron Carter scored a initial touchdown during a new Mosaic Stadium, yet it was Dan Lefevour who rallied a Bombers to a 25-22 lead late in a fourth quarter.
Carter was expelled by a Montreal Alouettes and sealed with a Riders during a off-season. In his initial diversion with his new group he held dual passes for 10 yards, including a seven-yard scoring strike from quarterback Brandon Bridge.
Bridge, though, was a standout visitor for a Riders. The 25-year-old done a clever box to acquire a fill-in pursuit behind approaching starter Kevin Glenn.
Bridge started underneath centre and perceived a infancy of a snaps.
“I wanted to uncover coherence and uncover that we know where to go with a round and uncover that I’m prepared to lead this offence,” Bridge pronounced after a diversion in that he finished 20-of-26 pass attempts for 201 yards and one touchdown.
He tender a Riders’ coaching staff then, and he did again on Saturday.
“You weigh what we see during practice, yet when a lights come on that’s when a loyal evaluations are made,” conduct manager Chris Jones said. “That’s dual times where Brandon Bridge has had an event to play with a corruption — final year in B.C. he played really good for a quarter. Brandon did a really good pursuit and scored some touchdowns.
“Here was another event on a large stage, opening a new stadium, where he played really well.”
Back-up quarterback battle
Like Bridge, Dominique Davis and Lefevour are battling for a fill-in mark behind Matt Nichols.
Both looked good on Saturday. Davis threw a 39-yard touchdown to TJ Lowder and finished 5-of-8 pass attempts for 90 yards.
Lefevour, a free-agent pickup by a Bombers, saw singular movement in a fourth entertain and managed to impetus a corruption into a finish section on dual occasions. He bending adult with Ryan Lankford on an 18-yard touchdown and after found Justice Liggins with reduction than dual mins remaining in a fourth quarter.
Lefevour was 7 for 9 for 88 yards and dual touchdowns.
“Dan had a hint and he positively changed a corruption and combined some points for us,” pronounced Winnipeg conduct manager Mike O’Shea.
“He’s experienced. He goes in and he’s ease and he runs a offence. We’ll have to see if a execution is there, yet I’m certain it was. He moves good in a pocket, too, and gives us a opposite dimension there as well.”
Van Gylswyk and Tyler Crapigna were 6 for 6 on margin idea attempts.
Winnipeg’s Justin Medlock booted a 12-yard margin goal.
Young’s entrance on hold
Former NCAA and NFL star Vince Young, a marquee signing by a Riders during a off-season, suffered a pulled hamstring during a examination progressing in a week and did not play.
Young, 34, hasn’t played veteran football given 2011 when he was with a Philadelphia Eagles. He late in 2014 after a Cleveland Browns cut him.
“It’s tough to make a football group if you’re hurt,” Jones told a media progressing in a week. “It’s tough to get evaluated if you’re not playing. Vince is adult opposite it. He has been around football before and he knows accurately what he has to do to get behind out there and healthy and start to compete.”
A series of pivotal players did not play on Saturday, including Winnipeg’s Andrew Harris, Weston Dressler, Darvin Adams and Jamaal Westerman.
Glenn did not play for a Riders, who will interpretation a pre-season report subsequent week during a B.C. Lions. Winnipeg will horde a Edmonton Eskimos.