DeAundre Alford and Adam Bighill recorded defensive touchdowns as the league-leading Winnipeg Blue Bombers fought their way past the Edmonton Elks 37-22 Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Blue Bombers (6-1) have won four games in a row while the Elks (2-4) have lost two straight and fell to 0-4 at home this season.
LISTEN BELOW: Elks head coach Jaime Elizondo
Winnipeg got off to a blazing start by scoring on its first drive, going 80 yards in nine plays, capped off by a 12-yard touchdown pass from QB Zach Collaros to Darvin Adams.
Collaros went 19 of 24 passing for 252 yards, a TD and an interception.
The Bombers doubled their lead on their next drive as Nic Demski ploughed his way through several defenders for a 21-yard rushing major to make it 14-0.
Edmonton got back into the game midway through the second thanks to a Christian Rector fumble recovery on the Bombers’ nine-yard-line, leading to a James Wilder Jr. touchdown run.
Elks rookie quarterback Taylor Cornelius threw for 243 yards, with no touchdowns and three interceptions.
LISTEN BELOW: Taylor Cornelius
The Elks remain winless in four games at home this season.
(The Canadian Press)