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Ottawa REDBLACKS vs Edmonton Elks Wrap - Ottawa Wins 16-12

The REDBLACKS were Week 1 winners on Saturday, coming out on top of the Elks by a score of 16-12 at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium.

Ottawa won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the +7.0-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 46.0.

Tim Flanders rushed for 39 yards, while Matt Nichols added 7 yards in the win. Ryan Davis and R.J. Harris added 33 and 20 receiving yards respectively.

James Wilder Jr. rushed for 89 yards for Edmonton, while Trevor Harris added 17 yards. Trevor Harris threw for 333 yards for the Elks, while receivers Derel Walker and James Wilder Jr. had 98 and 72 yards respectively.

Ottawa was outgained by Edmonton 443-127 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 26-7 by the Elks.

Edmonton led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 35:56-24:04 split in that important category.

Ottawa heads into a Week 3 battle against the Roughriders. Edmonton, meanwhile, will have their next action against Montreal.