WINNIPEG — Fred Reid ran in a four-yard touchdown with less than two minutes left as the Blue Bombers held on for a 30-23 win over the Edmonton Eskimos Friday night.
It was Winnipeg's third straight victory and took their record to 5-8. Edmonton falls to 7-6.
It was a wild final five minutes for a sellout crowd of 29,794 fans at Canad Inns Stadium. Winnipeg was leading 22-16 with five minutes left in the game when Ricky Ray attempted a lateral pass to a teammate while being sacked and fumbled the ball. Bombers linebacker Cam Hall jumped on the ball at his own 34-yard line.
But on the next play, Winnipeg receiver Terrence Edwards fumbled a catch and the Esks recovered at the Bombers' 44-yard line.
Ray then tossed a pass to Fred Stamps, who turned it into a 44-yard TD that gave Edmonton the 23-22 lead with less than four minutes to go.