By Darren Desaulniers
OTTAWA – Josh Bartel kicked a 41-yard punt single with just over two minutes to play as the Saskatchewan Roughriders rallied past the Ottawa Redblacks 18-17 on Friday.
Bartel’s game-winning point completed an 18-point comeback by Saskatchewan.
The win came despite the fact that William Powel set a new Redblacks’ record for rushing yards in a single game.
Jonathan Williams set the mark of 180 yards in 2014. Powell broke it late in the third quarter, finishing the game with 187 yards.
Ottawa’s record dropped to 5-9-1 and the Reblacks are now in danger of losing their second seed and a playoff berth in the East Division.
Saskatchewan improved to 7-6 and is two points behind the fourth place Edmonton Eskimos in the West Division and what will likely be a crossover playoff berth,
(The Canadian Press)