They were looking to respond after a tough loss in the Labour Day Classic and they certainly did.
Another soldout crowd packed into IG Field on Saturday afternoon for the Banjo Bowl as the Bombers and Roughriders wrapped up a two-game home-and-home in Manitoba's capital. From the start, it was all Blue & Gold as they went on to crush their rivals, 51-6.
Winnipeg outscored Saskatchewan 11 in the first quater and they took the game over by scoring another 28 points in the second quarter and Saskatchewan only scored six during the entire first half. The Bombers defence was incredible all game as they did not allow a point in the second half.
Zach Collaros had a monster game with 319 yards and he went 18-for-21. Brady Oliveira, who will be a canditate for most outstanding Canadian league-wide, had 154 yards on the ground while both Kenny Lawler and Dalton Schoen had 104 yards thru the air.
Winnipeg becomes the second team in the league to clinch a playoff spot with a record of 10 and 3. Toronto is 10 and 1. Winnipeg will look to keep it rolling on Saturday when they play Hamilton.