Canadian Football League News
Stegall sets TD record as Winnipeg beats Hamilton
Jul 28, 2007, 3:55 GMT
Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg slotback Milt Stegall set the Canadian Football League all-time record for touchdowns, as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers rolled to a 36-18 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Stegall, a 13-year veteran, set the record with 6:43 remaining in the second quarter, giving the Blue Bombers a 14-6 lead. Kevin Glenn pitched the ball forward to Stegall along the right side, and Stegall darted into the end zone from a yard out.
It was Stegall's 138th career TD, passing Mike Pringle and George Reed after failing to break the record in three straight games.
On the play prior to the score, Stegall caught a 20-yard pass, nearly getting into the end zone.
Stegall finished with eight catches for 140 yards and two touchdowns for the Blue Bombers (3-1). Glenn finished 21-of-27 for 289 yards and two touchdowns and Charles Roberts rushed for 72 yards with two touchdowns on 16 carries.
Stegall also caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from Glenn with under two minutes left in the fourth quarter.
Jason Maas completed 29-of-44 passes for 341 yards with two interceptions while Jesse Lumsden was held to 45 yards on 10 carries for the Tiger-Cats.
The Tiger-Cats (0-5) took the lead 15-14 after Nick Setta booted field goals of 20 and 52 yards in the second quarter and 36 yards in the third.
Troy Westwood kicked a 29-yard field goal with 3:49 to go in the third giving Winnipeg the lead, but Setta's 13-yarder with 10:26 to go in the fourth briefly put Hamilton back on top 18-17.
Winnipeg took the lead for good on a one-yard touchdown run by Roberts with under eight minutes left to play.
The Bombers tacked on two more points when Corey Holmes conceded in the end zone. Westwood added a 14-yard field goal and then fittingly came the 35-yard pass from Glenn to Stegall to cap the scoring.
Winnipeg got on the board with 3:02 left in the first quarter on a four-yard Roberts touchdown run.
The Tiger-Cats, though cut their deficit to 7-6 on field goals of 32 and 41 yards by Setta in the second quarter.
Maas has more interceptions (5) than touchdowns (2)...Lumsden came in averaging 8.1 yards per carry...Hamilton is 0-3 on the road this year and 0-3 within the East Division. Winnipeg is 2-1 at home and 3-0 against division rivals.
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