Pow­ell, Red­blacks down Roughrid­ers

Lethbridge Herald - - HERALD SPORTS -

touch­down pass. That score brought the Rid­ers within five with 2:40 re­main­ing.

One week af­ter Saskatchewan’s de­fence reg­is­tered five in­ter­cep­tions and re­turned two for touch­downs in a dom­i­nant win over the Win­nipeg Blue Bombers, the unit looked rather or­di­nary against Trevor Har­ris and the Ottawa of­fence.

Har­ris was sharp all night. The Red­blacks quar­ter­back threw for more than 300 yards and two touch­downs. Dion­tae Spencer was his favourite tar­get with eight re­cep­tions and 110 yards re­ceiv­ing.

Col­laros strug­gled on the night. He com­pleted 10-of-26 pass at­tempts for 162 yards. He was in­ter­cepted once.

Marcus Thig­pen took the game’s open­ing kick­off 97 yards for a touch­down to give the Rid­ers an early 7-0 lead. But the Red­blacks re­sponded with three touch­downs, with the third com­ing on a 109-yard drive to close the first half. Spencer caught a four-yard pass from Har­ris to cap that drive that gave Ottawa a 20-10 lead go­ing into half­time. Har­ris also con­nected with R.J. Har­ris for a 49-yard touch­down in the first half. Pow­ell’s first touch­down run of the game was a 19-yard run in the first quar­ter. The Rid­ers cut into Ottawa’s lead early in the third quar­ter when Kyran Moore re­turned a punt 89 yards for a touch­down, Saskatchewan’s sec­ond of the day on spe­cial teams. Af­ter Ottawa con­ceded a safety, the Rid­ers trailed 20-18 head­ing into the fourth quar­ter. Both teams are back in ac­tion on Satur­day. Ottawa will host the Ed­mon­ton Eski­mos, while the Rid­ers will visit the Toronto Arg­onauts.

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