Zach Collaros threw for 280 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers stayed perfect at home this season by defeating the Montreal Alouettes 31-21 in a seesaw battle Saturday night.
It was Winnipeg’s (11-1) last regular-season game at home in the shortened 14-game CFL season. They hit the 7-0 mark in front of 22,933 fans at IG Field, the first time the club hasn’t lost at home since it went 8-0 in 1984.
The Bombers have already clinched first place in the West Division and will host the division final on December 5th.
Montreal (6-6) clinched a playoff spot when the B.C. Lions lost to Hamilton Friday night.
The Bombers and Als play a rematch in Montreal next Saturday and Winnipeg finishes the regular season on the road in Calgary.
Bombers’ middle linebacker Adam Bighill intercepted Montreal quarterback Trevor Harris with 1:54 left to go in the fourth quarter.
Newly acquired Winnipeg kicker Sergio Castillo then connected on a 47-yard field goal with 1:23 remaining to make it 31-21.
Bombers defensive back DeAundre Alford capped it off with another pick of Harris with 54 seconds left.