Burris throws for 477 yards, Redblacks beat Roughriders for third straight win

REGINA — Henry Burris threw for 477 yards and two touchdowns and Chris Milo kicked the go-ahead field goal with six seconds remaining as the Ottawa Redblacks beat the host Saskatchewan Roughriders 30-27 on Saturday.

Receiver Chris Williams had eight catches for 137 yards and a TD for the Redblacks (7-4), who won their third game in a row. Ottawa’s Ernest Jackson caught six balls for 101 yards while Greg Ellingson had 45 yards receiving to go along with a TD.

Ottawa turned up the heat in the second half.

The RedBlacks trailed 20-14 at halftime, but outscored Saskatchewan 16-6 in the final two quarters — capped off by a 14-yard field goal by Milo to win the game. Milo’s field goal finished off an impressive seven-play, 68-yard drive. Milo went 3 for 4 on field-goal attempts. 

In its last three games, Ottawa has outscored teams 54-9 in the second half.

Burris, who finished the game 35 for 45 in the air to go along with a rushing TD, led touchdown drives of 94 and 70 yards in the second half to put Ottawa up 27-24 with less than three minutes left in the fourth. A Paul McCallum field goal from 37 yards tied the game before Ottawa’s game-winning drive.

Kevin Glenn, who was activated off the six-game injured list this week to replace Brett Smith, went 16 of 29 for 227 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for the Riders (1-11).

Naaman Roosevelt hauled in three catches for 95 yards and a touchdown for Saskatchewan while Jerome Messam rattled off 53 yards on 10 carries. McCallum hit 4 of 5 field-goal attempts.

Glenn moved into seventh all-time in CFL career passing yards, passing Matt Dunigan. Burris made his 215th career start, ranking him fifth all-time in the CFL.

John Chick, who recorded one sack for the Riders, now has seven sacks in his last seven games.

 

 

 

The Canadian Press

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