Blue Bombers pick Roughriders apart in one sided Banjo Bowl

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Nic Demski (10), Brendan OLeary-Orange (84) and Brady Oliveira (20) celebrate Demskis touchdown against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the first half of CFL football action in Winnipeg Saturday, September 10, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods. JGW

Zach Collaros threw for four touchdowns as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers scored on their first eight possessions in a crushing 54-20 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday.

The Bombers, who didn’t punt until three minutes was left in the fourth quarter, put up a string of six touchdowns and a pair of field goals in front of a sold-out crowd of 33,234 fans at IG Field for the 18th edition of the Banjo Bowl.

Winnipeg (12-1) has clinched the three-game CFL season series with Saskatchewan (6-7) after beating the Riders 20-18 in last weekend’s Labour Day Classic. The third game is in Winnipeg on Sept. 30.

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Collaros completed 21-of-25 pass attempts for 273 yards and no interceptions. He was replaced with Dru Brown with nine minutes left in the final quarter.

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Brown threw his first CFL touchdown pass, an 11-yarder to Dalton Schoen with 42 seconds left in the game.

Roughriders quarterback Cody Fajardo was 15-of-18 passing for 124 with no TDs and no picks. Jake Dolegala went in for Fajardo late in the fourth.

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