Roughriders storm back from 17-point deficit to down Redblacks 18-17

By Canadian Press
September 30, 2017 - 8:56am

Josh Bartel kicked a 41-yard punt single with just over two minutes to play as the Saskatchewan Roughriders rallied past the Ottawa Redblacks 18-17 on Friday.

Bartel’s game-winning point completed an 18-point comeback by Saskatchewan.

The win came despite the fact that William Powel set a new Redblacks’ record for rushing yards in a single game.

Jonathan Williams set the mark of 180 yards in 2014. Powell broke it late in the third quarter, finishing the game with 187 yards.

Ottawa’s record dropped to 5-9-1 and the Redblacks are now in danger of losing their second seed and a playoff berth in the East Division.

Saskatchewan improved to 7-6 and is two points behind the fourth-place Edmonton Eskimos in the West Division and what will likely be a crossover playoff berth.

 

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