Bighill performs at his peak
Blue Bombers 31 Roughriders 0
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.
A shutout win kept the Winnipeg Blue Bombers two points ahead of Edmonton for third place in the West Division.