Jon, Collaros DID NOT take Rourke to the tool shed in their contest. Wpg scored 7 points on a return by Grant & 9 more points on ST's by Legghio or, in other words, 1 more TD was engineered by Collaros. The Winnipeg TEAM beat the BC TEAM but Rourke & Collaros are not on the field for ST's & do not play defence. Rourke & Collaros in fact put up pretty much the same offensive numbers.
The MOP award was re-jigged from MVP years ago to recognize who is the most outstanding player, not the most valuable to his team. And if the Bombers were to go 3-0 vs the Lions that is 3 games out of 18 & it matters how each of them play the other 15 vs common opponents, regardless of their play vs each other. You don't base the MOP on 3 games but over 18 games. While Rourke set records for completion % vs the hapless Elks, statisticians were ALSO looking through the records for the last time a QB won a game while completing only 7 passes vs another team - in this case the same hapless Elks. If you want to look at head to head, look at the other 15 games vs common opponents too.
Individual stats are what determine the MOP, NOT what the team does. Warren Moon went to 6 Greg Cups & only won 1 MOP, the year they lost, when Edmonton was 8-8 & only 3 teams had a worse record. He won because he was the top passer in the league. Despite the Patriots record # of divisional titles & Brady's 7 Super Bowls, he won only 3 MOP's, twice for leading the league in passing & once, when they didn't even make the big game, for leading the league in QBR. In other words, for individual accomplishments not because the team did well.
Much as you like to trot out the team win/loss record, it counts for nothing in individual awards, nor should it. At the halfway mark Nathan Rourke is on track to break the CFL record for QB efficiency & passing %. He is well over 400 yds ahead of Collaros with 2 less games played. Pedigree & resume??? Rookies are not excluded from MOP awards. If you want to give awards for pedigree then give it to Bo Levi Mitchell & ignore his stats this year, or last year. His career TEAM record is much better than Collaros as is his resume. Ricky Ray never won an MOP despite leading his team to 3 GC appearances his 1st 3 years in the league, despite throwing for 5,500 yds & winning the Cup in 2005, despite his "pedigree" & "resume". Labelling a BC fan as a homer is a bit rich, Jon.
As for the receiving corps, how is it that Zach has made your receiving corps the 2nd best but you don't recognize that Rourke has made the BC corps the BEST? Mike Reilly was a pretty good QB. Only 2 other QB's have ever thrown for over 5,500 yds 3 times or more - Flutie & Calvillo. Only Flutie & Reilly did it 3 consecutive times. Burnham, Rhymes, Whitehead, Cottoy were ALL with BC last year. How good were they with Reilly? You think Rourke isn't responsible for them being THAT much better this year? That argument doesn't wash. Same WR's, same OL, same RB but Rourke in full control.