This epic battle features the red-headed gimp (Area51's affectionate nickname for T Lulay) vs. Mighty Mutt (Matt Nichols)
BC has far more receiving weapons that Winnipeg. Guys that can get open and hold onto the ball in tight spaces. Bombers have a couple guys with frying pan hands - and a couple more who when keyed on won't be able to get wildly open.
Suspect Nichols might be able to move the ball between the 20s - which means Justin Medlock should be in for at least 5 or 6 field goals tonite. Bombers might score 1 TD (either a long drive or a short turnover) so they should be good for 22 to 26 pts. Lulay should be able to put a flight school together - without both Moe Leggatt and Ian Wild the bombers will be vulnerable, especially since Rich Hall is their defensive coordinator - I'm predicting BC should be good for minimum 24 pts - and maximum 43 pts so a BC win is predicted.
Coaching wise its another mis-match. Wally Buono is a serious and experienced head coach who gets what its all about. Meek Mike O'Shea is still on a steep learning curve, defers too much to assistants and his only real asset is he's universally loved by his troops.
As offensive tacticians I'll take Khari Jones & Lulay over PLOP & Buck Pierce.
BC's defense is their primary vulnerability but they still have a guy named Solly Bomb Bombs.
Lulay is a hero type guy, even at 33 he'll play thru light concussions or even broken ribs. Nichols is a tough hombre as well - but if he gets crushed up, his level of performance drops significantly.