Winnipeg won its first home game of the season after blowing out the Tiger-Cats 37-11.
After heavy thunderstorms and lightning delayed the start of the game for two and a half hours the Blue Bombers came out of the gate with a bang.
Just 95 seconds in, CJ Roberts intercepted Ticats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli on Hamilton’s first offensive play and returned it 19 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead.
Less than two minutes later, Matt Nichols threw a 12 yard TD to Clarence Denmark to give Winnipeg a 14-0 lead.
On Hamilton’s next drive, Masoli was sacked and fumbled and the Bombers recovered the ball at their own 42 yard line.
Winnipeg turned that turnover into seven more points when Nichols found Thomas Mayo in the endzone for a 21-0 lead.
The Bombers made it 28-0 when running back Andrew Harris ran in for a three yard major.
After Derek Jones blocked a Brett Maher punt and teammate Tony Burnett recovered the ball, Justin Medlock made it 31-0 for the Blue Bombers with a 16 yard field goal.
On the very next series, Winnipeg’s Taylor Loffler recorded his first career interception when he grabbed a tipped ball that was thrown by Masoli and Medlock tacked on three more points with a 31 yard field goal.
The Ticats finally got on the scoreboard midway through the third quarter when backup pivot Jeff Mathews tumbled across the goal line from one yard out.
Masoli and Andy Fantuz connected on the two point convert to make it 34-8 for Winnipeg.
Maher kicked a 45 yard field goal about three minutes into the fourth quarter to make it 34-11.
Medlock added his third field goal of the game at the three minute warning, a 19 yarder, to give the Bombers their first points of the second half.
A week after breaking the single game record for consecutive completions, Masoli finished the game with three interceptions and a fumble accounting for four of the team’s six turnovers.
Hamilton closes out their four game road trip in B.C. on August 13, a game in which QB Zach Collaros is expected to make his 2016 debut.