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Fifth Quarter / Game Balls

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FIFTH QUARTER

GAME BALLS

Offence

Winnipeg quarterback Joey Elliott looked sharp in his first start since the 2010 season, going 33-of-43 for 406 yards and one touchdown pass. Important: No interceptions (though the Ticats defence did drop a few).

Defence

Winnipeg defensive end Alex Hall made his presence felt with two forced fumbles, both coming on Hamilton quarterback Henry Burris. Hall finished with one sack, as well.

Special Teams

Bombers kicker Justin Palardy was 3-of-4 from field goal range. His longest was from 37 yards out. Palardy kept the home side close until the offence found the end zone in the second half.

CRITICAL NUMBERS

27,039

Attendance Thursday night, ending the club's nine-straight sellout streak.

1

The Bombers managed one point (a single on a missed field goal) in the opening 15 minutes. Winnipeg has only scored eight points in seven first quarters this year.

3

Number of touchdowns turned in from Ticats speedster Chris Williams. He had 300 combined yards, and one fumble.

4

Fumbles by Hamilton QB Henry Burris. He lost three of them, one coming on the Winnipeg one-yard line. The Bombers recovered the football in the end zone.

17

Points the Bombers scored off turnovers.

-- Adam Wazny

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 17, 2012 ??65533

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