THE CANADIAN PRESS
REGINA -- Andrew Harris gave the BC Lions exactly what they were looking for - a boost and a win.
Harris provided a spark Saturday night and the Lions defence pitched a second-half shutout in a 26-13 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Mosaic Stadium.
Harris racked up 203 total yards and scored one touchdown to lift the Lions to their first win.
"I think the confidence is building with our offensive line and we were embarrassed last week (in Montreal) and so we really came back with a vengeance tonight,'' said Harris. "We have to build off of this now and take this confidence and go forward with it.''
The all-star running back racked up 145 total yards in the first half, including 94 yards along the ground. His 58-yard run for a touchdown late in the first quarter gave the Lions an 11-0 advantage and was the team's lone major in the opening two quarters. Harris finished the night with 132 yards rushing and 65 receiving, both of which were team highs.
"This was a character win more than anything,'' Harris said.
Quarterback Kevin Glenn, who had thrown six interceptions in his first two games with the Lions, played turnover-free football on Saturday. He completed 16 of 27 pass attempts for 170 yards and one touchdown.
Glenn's 20-yard touchdown strike to Courtney Taylor midway through the fourth quarter gave the Lions a 26-13 lead and sent the majority of the 32,864 spectators scrambling for the exits.
“ They had a great crowd here and that's the kind of crowd you want to play in front of. It's just a you against the world kind of feeling and it makes you depend even more on that guy next to you, trust in your teammates even more.' ”- Solomon Elimimian