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Collaros, Blue Bombers advance to Grey Cup

REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) — Zach Collaros, a Big Red graduate, threw for 267 yards and a touchdown, Justin Medlock kicked four field goals and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers advanced to the Grey Cup with a 20-3 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Sunday in the Canadian Football Leagueís West Division final.

The Blue Bombers will face the Hamilton Tiger-Cats next week in Calgary. The Tiger-Cats beat the Edmonton Eskimos 36-16 at home earlier Sunday in the East final.

Winnipeg last played in a Grey Cup in 2011 when the Bombers fell 34-23 to the host B.C. Lions. The Blue Bombers haven’t won the championship since 1990.

Collaros completed 17 of 25 passes, connecting with Kenny Lawler on a 26-yard scoring strike.

Saskatchewan’s Brett Lauther made four field goals.

The Blue Bombers will face the Hamilton Tiger-Cats next week in Calgary. The Tiger-Cats beat the Edmonton Eskimos 36-16 at home earlier Sunday in the East final.

Hamilton, a CFL-best 15-3 in the regular season, advanced to the Grey Cup for the first time since losing the ’14 final to Calgary. The Ticats last won the title in 1999, the league’s second-longest drought.

Dane Evans was 21 of 36 passing with an interception. He’s 10-2 as Hamilton’s starter.

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