Andrew Harris held a really outstanding game on Saturday afternoon against opponents from Toronto. He ran his career-high 161 yards and scored two touchdowns, doing everything possible to make his team a winner. This is his second best result in his career and the third 100-yard effort in a row.
The Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea did not skimp on compliments to his best player. He said that he would have enjoyed playing with Harris on the field. He also noted that Andrew's partners for the team needed just to give the ball to Harris in order to achieve success. The coach was sincerely delighted when Harris was with the ball.
Andrew Harris is a 31-year-old native of Winnipeg. With his weight of 211 pounds, he has an excellent physique for playing football.
At the end of the first half, Andrew made a serious mistake, which allowed Toronto Argonauts to kick a field goal and improve the score. It is possible that the desire to correct his mistake gave him great motivation for a brilliant game after a break.
After the game, Harris shared unforgettable emotions from the victory and noted that he would not have forgiven himself a mistake in such an important match. In his interview, he did not forget to thank the team-mates. The player said that he was proud of the offensive line, which had done a fantastic job and all the time gave him extra space for effective actions.
The statistics of Andrew Harris’ performances are truly impressive. He reached an incredible mark of 6878 rushing yards and overtook John Cornish, becoming the second in this indicator Canadian player in the history. Only legendary Normie Kwong with 9022 yards is above him.
The importance of this victory for Winnipeg Blue Bombersis difficult to overestimate. In the last game against B.C., they wasted a 17-point advantage over the opponent and eventually lost 20-17. After such an insulting defeat, it was difficult for the team to adjust themselves psychologically to new victories.
This game was not easy for Winnipeg's team too. The opponent always managed to successfully respond to effective attacks of the Bombers’ players and to reduce the advantage in score. However, as a result, Winnipeg players managed to squeeze the opponent and win with a final score of 38-20.
It is also worth noting the contribution of Nichols in the victory of Winnipeg. After an unsuccessful past game, he managed to complete 19-of-27 passes for 245 yards with two touchdowns.
Nichols called the last failed game a turning point of the whole season. He said that the whole team and especially its veterans were particularly aware of the importance of the game against Toronto. Despite some mistakes, Winnipeg showed an excellent team game in his opinion.
Coach O’Shea summed up that it is very important for the team to learn from their own mistakes and raise their football IQ from game to game.