MONTREAL- The Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated the Montreal Alouettes 32-18 on Friday evening.
The Bombers improve to 5-4 on the season, and they have now won four straight games.
Winnipeg took an early 9-0 lead before Montreal stormed back to go in front 15-9. But the Bombers took a 19-18 lead into the locker room at halftime, thanks in large part to a Maurice Leggett 60-yard interception return for a touchdown.
There was no scoring in the third quarter. The Bombers then put the game away in the fourth quarter when running back Andrew Harris scored a touchdown on a 19-yard run.
“It was a dog fight, we stuck with it and we stuck together,” Harris said after the game. “I’m proud of my teammates and how we stuck together and closed this game out.”
Harris ran for 70 yards in the game and had 61 receiving yards.
Bomber kicker Justin Medlock converted on six field goals, and the Bomber defence intercepted Alouette quarterback Kevin Glenn four times.
Next up for the Bombers is the annual Labour Day Classic game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders next Sunday in Regina.
“We’ve got to go into next week as if we lost this game,” said Harris. “We’ve got to keep on building and staying hungry and humble right now.”
With the loss, Montreal falls to 3-6. They’ll host Ottawa next Thursday.