Bighill per­forms at his peak

Blue Bombers 31 Roughrid­ers 0

Toronto Star - - SPORTS - JUDY OWEN

WIN­NIPEG— Adam Bighill was signed by the Blue Bombers for his lead­er­ship and te­na­cious tal­ents. He de­liv­ered big time on Satur­day.

The vet­eran linebacker had three quar­ter­back sacks, one forced fum­ble that led to a touch­down and eight de­fen­sive tack­les in Win­nipeg’s 31-0 shutout of the Saskatchewan Roughrid­ers.

“When you get a quar­ter­back sack it feels good,” said Bighill, a seven-year vet­eran who was the CFL’s top de­fen­sive player in 2015 while with the B.C. Lions.

“You’re re­ally tak­ing the wind right out of them and it’s de­mor­al­iz­ing for them.”

Win­nipeg (9-7) re­mained in third place in the tight CFL West Di­vi­sion stand­ings, two points ahead of Ed­mon­ton (8-8). Saskatchewan (10-6) had al­ready se­cured a play­off spot.

Blue Bombers quar­ter­back Matt Nichols com­pleted 10 of 18 passes for 155 yards with one TD pass and no in­ter­cep­tions. Backup Chris Strev­eler com­pleted three of five passes for 47 yards with one TD and one pick.

JOHN WOODS THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

A shutout win kept the Win­nipeg Blue Bombers two points ahead of Ed­mon­ton for third place in the West Di­vi­sion.

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