Canadian Football League
Winnipeg 35, Montreal 24
When: 4:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 12, 2019
Where: IG Field, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Attendance: 20907
Blue Bombers 35, Alouettes 24: Andrew Harris ran for a season-high 166 yards and a touchdown as Winnipeg outlasted visiting Montreal to move into a three-way tie for first place in the West Division.

Chris Streveler completed 15-of-25 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown as the Blue Bombers (10-6) equaled the point totals of Calgary and Saskatchewan, who both have a game in hand. Rasheed Bailey made five catches for a career-high 86 yards while Drew Wolitarsky hauled in a TD pass for Winnipeg, which recorded four interceptions en route to ending its three-game losing streak.

Vernon Adams Jr. was 19-of-32 for 266 yards and two touchdowns, but one of his four interceptions was returned for a score as the Alouettes (8-7) missed a chance to sweep the season series. Jake Wieneke and Quan Bray (five receptions, 99 yards) both made a touchdown catch while Mario Alford scored on special teams for the second straight week to lead Montreal.

Harris capped the first drive of the game with a 16-yard TD run, but Boris Bede booted a 30-yard field goal and Alford took a punt 90 yards down the left sideline for a score to give the Alouettes a 10-7 lead after one quarter. The Blue Bombers responded midway through the second with a 15-yard scoring strike from Streveler to Wolitarsky, but Tommie Campbell's late interception kept Montreal within 15-10 at intermission.

Adams connected with Wieneke for a 30-yard TD to put the Alouettes back in front before Justin Medlock converted three field goals (43, 14 and 42 yards), with one set up by the first of Marcus Sayles' two interceptions. Nick Taylor returned a pick 37 yards for a score early in the fourth quarter to increase Winnipeg's lead to 31-17 and Chandler Fenner picked off Adams at the Blue Bombers 7 before Medlock sealed it with a 46-yard kick.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Harris moved past Nik Lewis (13,837) for seventh place on the CFL's all-time list for yards from scrimmage with 13,984 and overtook Leo Lewis (8,861) for ninth in career rushing yards with 8,919. … Montreal placed RB William Stanback (undisclosed) on the 1-game injured list as he remained 46 shy of his first 1,000-yard rushing season. … Medlock became the 14th player to reach 1,500 points in CFL history on Saturday. … Winnipeg LB Adam Bighill made a game-high nine tackles.

Top Game Performances
Montreal   Winnipeg
Jeremiah Johnson Player Andrew Harris
13 Attempts 24
72 Yards 166
5.5 Avg Yards 6.9
0 Touchdowns 1
14 Long 21
Montreal   Winnipeg
Quan Bray Player Rasheed Bailey
5 Receptions 5
99 Yards 86
19.8 Avg Yards 17.2
1 Touchdowns 0
37 Long 35
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Montreal 335 69 266 3 1 2 0.0 2
Winnipeg 414 240 174 3 4 4 2.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • Winnipeg will play their next game on the road against Calgary. The Blue Bombers have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Montreal will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Alouettes have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.