THE CANADIAN PRESS
WINNIPEG -- BC's Adam Bighill had the game of his life Friday as he helped force at least three turnovers on the way to a 53-17 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and lock down a playoff spot for the Lions.
"That's probably stats-wise one of the most impressive professional games I've ever played," he said.
"It's not something you go out there and try to do. You just go out there and play every down and what happens happens."
The Bombers who opened with a turnover as Will Ford bobbled a lateral from quarterback Max Hall on his first play of the game.
Bighill snatched it up in the scramble and took it 30 yards for the Lions' first touchdown. One way or another, the Lions' defence accounted for most of their points, with three touchdowns in the first half alone.
"The defence putting up points like that, it doesn't come very often," said Bighill.
That first was just one of seven turnovers for the Bombers, who had two touchdowns from Clarence Denmark and a field goal from Sandro DeAngelis.
Bighill, Nick Moore, Dante Marsh, Cord Parks, Andrew Harris and quarterback Thomas DeMarco had touchdowns for the Lions. Paul McCallum added three field goals and a couple of singles.
DeMarco said the big thing is locking up the playoff spot.
"We played a tremendous game, offence, defence and special teams," said the backup, after just his second start and second win since replacing an injured Travis Lulay.
"We're heading in the right direction and it's just one more win to where we want to go."
It was unpleasant all around for the Bombers and their fans, many of whom left early on a cool night with sporadic showers.
Buck Pierce got the biggest cheer of the night when he took over from DeMarco in the third quarter. Winnipeg traded Pierce to B.C. at mid-season.
Joey Elliott, cut by the Bombers as well before the season started, also saw a little action late in the game for the Lions.
- With files from CFL.ca