But the Winnipeg Blue Bombers would eventually dominate and take over the game. The Bombers' got their initial points on a 25-yard field goal by Trevor Kennerd to close out the opening quarter, then went on to score 27 points in the second quarter.
Clements improved as the game wore on, completing a 12-yard touchdown pass to Joe Poplawski to put Winnipeg in the lead for good. Clements played the game with a rib injury.
The turning point of the game came 2:26 before halftime when Brock was levelled by Winnipeg linebacker Tyrone Jones. The ball was knocked loose and nose tackle Stan Mikawos picked up a loose football and ran 22 yards for a touchdown. This put the Bombers in front 24-17.
Winnipeg's 27 points in the second quarter was a new Grey Cup record for most points in a quarter. However, the Blue Bombers would eventually break that record in the 1990 Grey Cup game when they ended up scoring 28 points in the third quarter of that game.
This was the first Grey Cup win for the Bombers since 1962.