The Canadian Press
REGINA–Trevor Harris and William Powell led the way as the Ottawa Redblacks snapped the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ four-game winning streak with a 30-25 victory Saturday night.
With the win, the Redblacks (7-5) assumed sole possession of first place in the CFL’s East Division.
The Riders slipped to 7-5 to sit tied for second with Edmonton in the West Division.
“It’s big to win, especially in a tough place with a tough crowd here in Regina,” said Ottawa head coach Rick Campbell.
Harris threw for 334 yards and two touchdowns while Powell rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns to carry Ottawa to victory.
“Whenever we’re clicking on all cylinders like that, I feel no one can compete with us,” Powell said.
It was Powell’s 69-yard burst for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter that gave the Redblacks a 30-18 lead.
A 34-yard touchdown catch from Naaman Roosevelt brought the Riders within reach with less than three minutes to go but that was as close as they would get.
Elsewhere in the CFL last week, B.C. beat Montreal 32-14 while Calgary topped Hamilton 43-28.