CFL Game Summary - Montreal at Saskatchewan
(Saturday, August 17th)
Final Score: Saskatchewan 24, Montreal 21
Regina, SK (Sports Network) - Chris Milo connected on a 36-yard field goal as
time expired to lift the Saskatchewan Roughriders to a 24-21 victory over the
Montreal Alouettes on Saturday.
Darian Durant completed 18-of-32 pass attempts for 250 yards and a pair of
touchdowns to lead Saskatchewan (6-1), which bounced back from its first loss
of the season. Chris Getzlaf hauled in five passes for 95 yards and Taj Smith
had four catches for 84 yards and a touchdown while Kory Sheets rushed for a
team-high 74 yards.
Saskatchewan receiver Rob Bagg left the game before halftime after injuring
his left knee. Bagg missed time last season due to surgery on the ACL of the
Montreal (2-5) lost quarterback Anthony Calvillo early in the contest when he
sustained an injury to his head after taking a hit from Saskatchewan defensive
end Ricky Foley. Josh Neiswander took over for Calvillo and threw for 147
yards and a pair of interceptions while completing 12-of-30 pass attempts.
S.J. Green brought in seven passes for a game-high 146 yards. Sean Whyte hit
4-of-5 field goal attempts in the contest for the Alouettes.
Calvillo's injury was just one of a number Montreal would endure in the
contest. Offensive tackle Josh Bourke left the game with a right knee injury
and receiver Brandon London left the game prior to halftime after a hit from
Tyron Brackenridge. Linebacker Kyries Hebert also left the game after taking a
knee to the head during a punt.
The Alouettes took the first lead of the game when Whyte made a 15-yard field
goal early in the first quarter.
On the ensuing drive, Durant led the Roughriders down the field and connected
with Weston Dressler for a 21-yard touchdown pass to give Saskatchewan a 7-3
The score remained at 7-3 until Whyte missed a 51-yard field goal attempt on
the second play of the second quarter which was then returned by Dressler for
Saskatchewan would add a single of its own less than five minutes later on a
68-yard punt from Ricky Schmitt.
White pulled the Alouettes to within a point later in the period with an 11-
yard field goal. Neither team managed to get any more points on the board
Whyte kicked a 25-yard field goal to give the Alouettes a 10-8 lead on their
first drive of the second half.
Schmitt would add another single for Saskatchewan with a 63-yard punt to make
the score 10-9.
Whyte responded with a 44-yard punt that earned the Alouettes a single and
after a Saskatchewan safety, both teams added field goals early in the fourth
quarter to tie the score at 14-14.
The score remained tied until Jerald Brown recovered a Durant fumble and
returned the ball 54 yards for a touchdown with just 1:45 remaining.
Durant wasted no time in responding as the Roughriders tied the game once
again on a 65-yard touchdown pass from Durant to Smith less than 40 seconds
After a three and out from the Alouettes, a poor punt set up the Roughriders
at the Montreal 38-yard line. After a pair of runs from Sheets, Milo came in
to kick the winning field goal.
Geroy Simon became the third player in CFL history to reach the 1,000
reception mark in the contest ... Saskatchewan had four fumbles in the
contest ... Dwight Anderson had four tackles and an interception for
Saskatchewan ... Jerome Messam led Montreal with 54 yards on 15 carries...Chip
Cox recorded 11 tackles for Montreal.
08/18 02:14:54 ET
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