CFL Game Summary - Montreal at Saskatchewan
(Saturday, October 20)
Final Score: Montreal 34, Saskatchewan 28
Regina, SK (Sports Network) - Anthony Calvillo produced 298 total yards
and three touchdowns to propel the Montreal Alouettes to a 34-28 victory
over the Saskatchewan Roughriders in windy conditions at Mosaic Stadium.
Calvillo completed 16-of-28 passes for 262 yards and a score while also
rushing for a career-high two majors for Montreal (10-6). Jamel
Richardson was Calvillo's favorite target as he reeled in eight catches
for 161 yards. Chris Jennings picked up 60 yards on 15 carries. The
Alouettes clinched first place in the East with Toronto's loss to Winnipeg
For Saskatchewan (8-8), Darian Durant threw for 219 yards and a touchdown
on 24-of-40 passing. Five different Roughriders had at least four
receptions and Kory Sheets gained 45 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.
The Roughriders still secured a playoff spot due to a loss by the Hamilton
For only the second time this season, Saskatchewan produced a touchdown on
its opening drive. Drew Willy completed a one-yard pass for a major to
Graeme Bell to cap off an 11-play, 68-yard drive which lasted 6:25.
After being shutout for the entire first quarter, Montreal finally put
points on the board in the second period as Sean Whyte connected on a
22-yard field goal to make it 7-3.
The Alouettes continued to generate points as Calvillo completed an
18-yard touchdown pass to Bo Bowling with 11:43 remaining in the first
half. Whyte added three more points with a 52-yard field goal.
The Roughriders managed to take a 14-13 lead into halftime after
Weston Dressler produced a 66-yard punt return.
Montreal took control and went on a 21-0 run in the second half to silence
the crowd. In the third frame, Adrian McPherson scored on a two-yard
touchdown run and Calvillo ran it in from 14 yards out.
Calvillo then scored on the ground for a second time in the fourth
quarter as he dashed 22 yards down the left side of the field and across
the goal line. Whyte's conversion gave the Alouettes a commanding 34-14 lead.
Saskatchewan refused to give up and put together a late rally. Durant
completed a nine-yard toss to Dressler for a score to make it 34-21. The
Roughriders narrowed the deficit to six points later in the fourth frame
when Sheets dove over the trench battle into the end zone. The converted
extra point by Sandro DeAngelis made it a six-point contest.
The Roughriders forced Montreal to punt the ball back for a chance to
finish off the comeback. However, Durant was sacked on the final play of the
game and time expired with Montreal on top.
Calvillo had never previously rushed for two touchdowns in a game in his 321
career CFL games...Bowling's touchdown reception was the first of his
career...Richardson now has two straight 100-plus yard receiving
games...Saskatchewan's loss guaruntees B.C a home playoff game.
10/20 22:24:02 ET
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