Canadian Football League News
Glenn, Bombers blank Ti-Cats
Jul 29, 2006, 2:40 GMT
Hamilton, ON - Kevin Glenn threw two touchdowns and the Winnipeg defense held Hamilton to 108 total yards as the Blue Bombers destroyed the Tiger-Cats, 29-0, at Ivor Wynne Stadium.
Glenn went 18-for-31 with 235 yards and two interceptions and Charles Roberts finished with 21 carries for 129 yards and a touchdown for the Blue Bombers (5-2), who have won their last two games.
It was the first shutout for Winnipeg since a 31-0 victory over the Ottawa Renegades on September 24, 1988.
Kevin Eakin went 10-for-24 for 64 yards and three interceptions and Corey Holmes was limited to 28 yards on six carries for the Tiger-Cats (1-6), who have dropped their last two games.
It was the first time Hamilton was shutout at home since a 10-0 loss to the Toronto Argonauts on October 8, 1951. The last time the Ti-Cats were shutout was September 10, 2005 in Toronto, 48-0.
A pair of singles by Troy Westwood had the Blue Bombers up 2-0 early in the first quarter.
A quick three-play drive was capped off when Glenn hit Graeme Bell in the end zone from three yards out to give Winnipeg a 9-0 lead with 5:11 left in the first quarter.
Westwood connected on a 21-yard field goal just 1:57 into the second quarter for a 12-0 lead.
A monster 10-play, 107-yard drive that ate over six minutes of clock time was capped off on a one-yard touchdown run by Roberts to make it a 19-0 game with a little over three minutes left in the first half.
A Robert Bean interception lead to a 23-yard field goal by Westwood with 45 seconds left in the second to give Winnipeg a commanding 22-0 lead going into the locker room.
Glenn connected with Chris Brazzell for a two-yard touchdown reception to complete a 12-play, 67-yard drive with 6:34 left in the game to make it 29-0 for the final score of the game.
Milt Stegall, who was the offensive player of the week for the previous week, finished with 11 receptions for 162 yards for the Blue Bombers.
The Winnipeg defense finished with five sacks.
Hamilton turned the ball over five times.
The Blue Bombers finished with 442 total yards.
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