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Bo Levi Mitchell throws two touchdowns as Stampeders rout Blue Bombers

Bo Levi Mitchell throws two touchdowns as Stampeders rout Blue Bombers

WINNIPEG — Bo Levi Mitchell passed for 314 yards and two touchdowns as the Calgary Stampeders extended their winning streak to four games with a dominating 36-8 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Saturday.

Calgary's record improved to 7-2, while the Bombers lost their third straight game and fell to 3-6.

The Stampeders also scored two touchdowns off Winnipeg turnovers in front of an announced crowd of 27,148 at Investors Group Field.

An interception by Calgary's Keon Raymond led to a seven-yard TD run by Tory Harrison, while defensive back Jamar Wall ran back a Robert Marve interception 29 yards for another touchdown.

Marve completed 12 of 20 pass attempts for 94 yards with two interceptions and no touchdowns for the Blue Bombers in his second pro start. He was replaced by Brian Brohm with eight minutes left in the game.

Mitchell was 19-of-26 with one interception.

Stamps backup quarterback Bryant Moniz ran in a TD while receiver Jeff Fuller used one hand to pull in a 23-yard touchdown reception and grabbed a two-point convert pass.

Calgary slotback Eric Rogers also caught a two-point convert and finished with seven catches for 152 yards. His streak of a touchdown in consecutive games ended at six.

Stampeders kicker Rene Paredes made field goals from 27 and 11 yards and was good on two convert attempts.

Lirim Hajrullahu booted field goals from 32 and 36 yards and Calgary conceded a safety for Bombers points.

Calgary had an 8-3 lead after a first quarter — a score that held up at halftime.

Both QBs threw interceptions in the first quarter and Winnipeg blocked a Rob Maver punt.

Mitchell threw a bad pass aimed at Rogers in the end zone and was picked off by Bombers defensive back Matt Bucknor.

On the next series, Marve marched his team near midfield, but had to scramble and threw a pass back across his body and was intercepted by Raymond. Raymond looked like he was bolting down the sidelines for a touchdown, but Winnipeg receiver Clarence Denmark raced down and tackled him at the seven-yard line.

Mitchell connected with Harrison on the next play for the TD and then threw the two-point convert to Rogers to make it 8-0 at 7:23.

Bombers linebacker Derek Jones blocked a Maver punt and the ball was recovered by Winnipeg defensive back Lin-J Shell. The turnover led to Hajrullahu's 32-yarder as time expired in the first quarter.

Winnipeg was missing injured veteran centre Dominic Picard. He was replaced by Matthias Goossen.

After a scoreless second quarter, Calgary came out fast in the third with a pair of TDs.

Wall intercepted Marve to make it 15-3 at 1:10 and Moniz pushed in at 5:34 for a 23-3 lead.

Hajrullahu's 36-yard field goal was the only scoring in the third.

Fuller made his way into the end zone 56 seconds in the fourth. Paredes had a pair of field goals and Calgary conceded the safety for the final quarter's scoring.

Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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