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Lions tame Riders

The BC Lions witheld a Saskatchewan barrage in the fourth quarter and came away with a 28-23 win over the first-place Roughriders Saturday night at BC Place.

BC failed to cover the 6-point spread, while the combined 51 points fell UNDER the posted total of 54.5.

Buck Pierce completed 18-of-33 for 336 yards with two touchdowns for the Lions. Geroy Simon had 142 yards receiving with one TD.

Michael Bishop had 298 yards passing with one TD in a losing effort for the Riders.