CFL Game Summary - Edmonton at Toronto
(Sunday, August 18th)
Final Score: Toronto 36, Edmonton 33
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Ricky Ray lit up the Edmonton Eskimos for 413
yards and three touchdowns through the air, and the Toronto Argonauts took
over in the second half en route to a 36-33 shootout win Sunday night.
Ray, who played nine seasons in Edmonton from 2002-11, completed all but five
of his 35 pass attempts and connected with John Chiles, Chad Owens and Jason
Barnes for scores.
Chiles finished with 135 yards on five receptions, while Owens had nine grabs
for 102 yards in the fourth straight win for the Eastern Division-leading
Mike Reilly also had eye-popping passing numbers, but they came in a losing
cause as the Eskimos (1-6) dropped their fifth straight game. Reilly threw for
a whopping 511 yards with three scores on 35-of-46 passes, with Fred Stamps
hauling in six balls for 172 yards and a TD.
"The loss is devastating to this team. They fought very hard," Edmonton head
coach Kavis Reed said. "We put ourselves behind and we had to fight back."
Toronto took control with 16 consecutive points in the third quarter. Ray
hooked up with Chiles for a 31-yard score early, and after Edmonton conceded a
safety, Owens caught a 6-yard TD for a 33-16 Argonauts cushion.
Edmonton made it interesting with a single early in the fourth quarter
followed by Shamawd Chambers' 22-yard touchdown catch over a defender.
Grant Shaw's 30-yard field goal pulled the Eskimos within 33-26, but Noel
Prefontaine sealed the outcome with a 26-yard field goal with 65 seconds to
Reilly and Stamps capped their big day with a 34-yard TD with one second
"We'd never complain about a win, but we had a chance to put them away and we
didn't," Toronto head coach Scott Milanovich said. "There's not one single guy
in (the locker room) satisfied."
Toronto struck three minutes into the game. On 3rd-and-1 from Edmonton's 45-
yard line, Zach Collaros was under center, rolled right and found a wide open
Zander Robinson, who rumbled up the sideline untouched for a major.
The Eskimos moved the ball effectively on their first three possessions but
settled for field goals each time, with Shaw's 40-yarder early in the second
quarter giving the visitors a 9-7 lead.
After Ray found Barnes in the back of the end zone for an 8-yard TD, Reilly
and Cary Koch connected for a 4-yard score with under two minutes left in the
Prefontaine's 20-yard field goal just before the break gave Toronto a 17-16
Ray completed his first 17 pass attempts to tie a club record for consecutive
completions. Ray came into the game with a completion percentage of 76.4 ...
Edmonton had won five straight meetings ... Toronto's previous win over the
Eskimos came on August 6, 2010 ... These teams meet again in Edmonton on
08/18 22:30:49 ET
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