Liegghio makes the difference with a field goal from 55 yards and Winnipeg wins 20-18

Jeff DeDekker, The Canadian Press

REGINA — A 55-yard field goal from Marc Liegghio gave the Winnipeg Blue Bombers a 20-18 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Sunday.

Liegghio had his longest career field goal with 2:49 remaining in the fourth quarter.

The Bombers took the lead for the first time in the game.

Winnipeg (11-1) is now guaranteed a playoff berth.

The club are unbeaten in seven away matches this season.

The Riders are 6-6.

Both clubs combined for just four points in the second half.

Midway through the final frame, Saskatchewan led 18-17 after a punter Kaare Vedvik single.

After Liegghio’s field goal, the Roughriders went deep in the offensive zone, but Jason Mallett had an interception on the Bombers’ 14-line.

The Riders got off to a great start, with Cody Fajardo’s one-yard sneak to complete a 67-yard push in 11 plays.

Game-winning quarterback Zach Collaros had 214 passing yards, including two touchdown passes. Fajardo totaled. 292 passing yards.

The same two clubs will face off Saturday night in Manitoba.


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