McCallum makes late field goal in B.C. Lions 20-17 win over Blue Bombers

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WINNIPEG - Kicker Paul McCallum hit a 41-yard field goal on the last play of the game as the B.C. Lions fended off a late Winnipeg rally on Friday for a 20-17 win over the Blue Bombers.

The victory stretches B.C.'s winning streak to four games and the Lions improved its CFL-leading record to 6-2, while the Bombers drop to 2-6.

B.C.'s streak of not allowing an opponent to score a touchdown ended at 15 quarters when Winnipeg backup quarterback Alex Brink plunged in for a one-yard TD at 10:45 of the third quarter.

Winnipeg put up a fight and actually grabbed the lead in the fourth quarter when Justin Palardy booted a pair of field goals after B.C. quarterback Travis Lulay was twice intercepted.

But Lions running back Andrew Harris scored his second TD of the game on a two-yard run with less than two minutes left in the game to grab the 17-14 edge.

After a 29-yard pass from Bombers QB Joey Elliott to veteran receiver Terrence Edwards, Palardy hit another field goal from 31 yards out to make it 17-17 with 27 seconds left.

Lulay got McCallum into scoring range with a 24-yard completion to veteran Geroy Simon.

After a scoreless first quarter, B.C. led 10-0 at halftime and 10-8 after three quarters.

Organizations: B.C. Lions

Geographic location: WINNIPEG

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