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Preview: Calgary at Winnipeg Wk. 5

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WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced via their official Twitter account that QB Justin Goltz will make his first career start in their Week 5 battle against the Calgary Stampeders.

Goltz, 25, will step in under centre as a result of an abdominal injury to starter Buck Pierce, suffered in last week's loss to the Toronto Argonauts.

The Occidental College product has been taking first team reps all week long, preparing as though he would be named starter.

"I'm preparing as if I'm going to start, trying to build off the momentum of last week," Goltz said after practice Monday, when he took first-team reps and Pierce mostly stood around.

"You never know what the situation's going to be ... As long as I prepare as if I'm going to start, I can't go wrong."

Goltz played the entire second half and completed 13 of 15 throws for 170 yards. He was at the helm for Winnipeg's only touchdown of the game, a run by Chad Simpson late in the fourth quarter.

Goltz has also been used in short-yardage situations, running 11 times for 31 yards and two touchdowns.

More to come...



Fan Comments
Talk about being in a tough spot, it be interesting to see how well the banged up Bombers do against the Stampeders
July 24, 2013 - 10:08pm
Goltz has shown something in practice to warrant being kept around and finally moved up to no.2 on the depth chart. Just because he's been around 4 years don't expect a miracle. he's had multiple 0-coach's. Here's to letting him develop when Pierce get's healthy.
July 24, 2013 - 2:03pm
Results will be the same against Calgary.Bomber fans may need paper bags for the game.
July 24, 2013 - 1:12pm
maybe we can get a deal on the green ones you guys have from the last couple of years. on second thought better keep them for when your team finds out the season is more than 4 games long.
July 25, 2013 - 10:22am
als rule
excellent comeback BWM!! still laughing!!
July 26, 2013 - 11:37am
Might as well give him a shot as they are very unlikely to win this game anyway. Hopefully I will be proved wrong, but I expect that he will eventually prove to be another name in a long list of failed backup quarterbacks in the Peg.
July 24, 2013 - 12:40pm
"... long list of failed backup quarterbacks in the Peg." Ain't that the truth.
July 24, 2013 - 6:34pm
als rule
and in montreal 2!! must have been 100 back ups since AC took over the starting job from tracey ham BUT still no success at finding AC's replacement!!
July 26, 2013 - 11:34am
als rule
what a surprise!!
July 24, 2013 - 12:05pm
Exactly my thought too!
July 24, 2013 - 11:40pm
Yeah, we knew this headline was going to hit the C.F.L. homepage, was just a matter of WHEN.

WHEN is now I guess.
July 25, 2013 - 12:40pm