SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS – WEEK 9
RB | ANDREW HARRIS | WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS
Andrew Harris played a vital part in the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 33-26 victory over the first-place Edmonton Eskimos on Thursday Night at Investors Group Field.
The Winnipeg native recorded 105 rushing yards on 11 carries (9.5 yards per carry) and added eight receptions for 120 yards (15 yards per reception). This marked the first time that a player recorded 100+ rushing and 100+ receiving yards in a single game since Montreal’s Avon Cobourne in 2008.
Against Edmonton, Harris had 11 touches that went for 10+ yards (six rushes, five receptions).
The eight-year veteran is having one of his best seasons in the CFL. Harris is second in the league in rushing with 495 yards and has added 459 receiving yards. He is on pace to become the first player ever to record 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in a single season.
QB | MATT NICHOLS | WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS
Matt Nichols passed for a season-high 390 yards to help the Blue Bombers give the Edmonton Eskimos their first loss of the season.
Nichols completed 80% of his passes, rushed for 23 yards, and collected two touchdowns: one passing, one rushing.
The Eastern Washington product found Darvin Adams late in the first half from 25 yards out to give the Blue Bombers a 16-3 lead. Nichols rushed in for a touchdown of his own from the one-yard line in the midway through the third quarter to extend the Bombers’ lead to 23-10.
On the season, Nichols has passed for 2,414 yards. He has 14 touchdown passes while completing 70.4% of his passes.
REC | SJ GREEN | TORONTO ARGONAUTS
Toronto Argonauts receiver SJ Green recorded a game-high 145 receiving yards to help propel Toronto into first place in the East Division following their 38-6 victory at BMO Field.
Green recorded nine receptions for 145 yards including two touchdown catches versus the Montreal Alouettes. It marked his third 100+ receiving yard game of the season.
On the Argonauts’ first drive of the game, Green capped off a nine-play drive with a 16-yard touchdown pass to give the Argonauts a 6-0 lead in the opening quarter. Ricky Ray found Green again in the second quarter for an 29-yard major, his fifth touchdown of the year.
Green is off to a great start this season. He is second in the league in receiving yards (850) and receptions (56) and has the most targets this season with 88.
This is the third-time Green has been named a Top Performer (previously in Weeks 1 and 3).
SHAW FANS’ CHOICE OF THE WEEK!
Ed Gainey won Week 8 of Shaw Fans’ Choice of the Week and collected 10 bonus points.
SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS LEADERBOARD
2017 Points Total
|1st place points||2nd place points||3rd place points||Fan Choice Points||Monthly Points|
2017 SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK
|1||Ricky Ray (TOR)*||SJ Green (TOR)||Jonathon Mincy (MTL)|
|2||Diontae Spencer (OTT)||Trevor Harris (OTT)||Weston Dressler (WPG)*|
|3||SJ Green (TOR)*||Solomon Elimimian (BC)||Victor Butler (TOR)|
|4||Travis Lulay (BC)||Martese Jackson (TOR)*||Nick Moore (BC)|
|5||Jerome Messam (CGY)||Mike Reilly (EDM)*||Charleston Hughes (CGY)|
|6||Duron Carter (SSK)||Marken Michel (CGY)||Jackson Jeffcoat (WPG)*|
|7||Justin Medlock (WPG)*||Maurice Leggett (WPG)||Bryan Burnham (BC)|
|8||Ed Gainey (SSK)*||Mike Reilly (EDM)||Kevin Glenn (SSK)|
|9||Andrew Harris (WPG)||Matt Nichols (WPG)||SJ Green (TOR)|
2017 SHAW TOP PERFORMERS OF THE MONTH
|July||Mike Reilly (EDM)||Greg Ellingson (OTT)||Victor Butler (TOR)|
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