Blue Bombers Beat the Lions


Running back Andrew Harris moved up in the CFL record book and the Blue Bombers remained in first place in the West Division by beating the B.C. Lions 32-16 in a game that saw Winnipeg quarterback Matt Nichols leave with an apparent injury.

Nichols left the game with about nine minutes left in the fourth after being sacked by new Lions defensive lineman Shawn Lemon.

Nichols fumbled the ball and walked to the dressing room appearing to favour his right throwing arm.

Harris, meanwhile, passed former Montreal receiver Ben Cahoon (13,368 yards) to become the all-time leader among Canadian players for yards from scrimmage.

He finished with 73 yards rushing, but had no receiving yards.  His career total is 13,377.

The Winnipeg native also moved past Dave Thelen (8,463 yards) into the league's Top 10 all-time rushing list with 14 carries for 73 yards that gave him 8,477 career yards.