Schoen’s 81-yard touchdown helps Blue Bombers beat Elks to stay undefeated
Dalton Schoen’s 81-yard touchdown proved to be the difference as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers remained perfect on the season, beating the host Edmonton Elks 24-10 on Friday.
Winnipeg improved to 7-0 for the first time since 1960 when it won its first 10 games.
Edmonton (2-5) remains winless at home this season and hasn’t won at Commonwealth Stadium since Oct. 12, 2019.
Edmonton responded with a 52-yard field goal from Sergio Castillo. Winnipeg kicker Marc Liegghio then responded with a 20-yard kick.
The Elks started the second with a 44-yard field goal from Castillo.
How did he get out of there?! ?@ZCollaros7 find @dschoen5 for the long strike! #CFLGameday | @Wpg_BlueBombers pic.twitter.com/y6cCNfk3hx
Collaros closed out the first half with TD’s long strike to a wide open Schoen, who shook off a tackle before scoring.
Winnipeg put the game aside with three minutes left on Dru Brown’s one-yard touchdown run.
Winnipeg is in Calgary to face the Stampeders next Saturday while Edmonton is on the bye week.