CFL Game Summary - Toronto at Calgary
(Saturday, September 21st)
Final Score: Toronto 33, Calgary 27
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Zach Collaros passed for 330 yards and four
touchdowns to lift the Toronto Argonauts to a 33-27 victory over the Calgary
Stampeders in a cross-divisional thriller at McMahon Stadium.
Collaros completed 25-of-36 attempts and avoided throwing any interceptions
for Toronto (8-4) as it won for the third straight outing. Jerious Norwood
rushed for 68 yards on 10 carries and also led the team with 67 yards on four
receptions. Andrew Durie made nine receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown
while Robert McCune paced the Argonauts' defence with seven tackles.
For Calgary (9-3), Kevin Glenn completed 22-of-33 attempts for 225 yards with
two touchdowns and the same number of interceptions. Jon Cornish gained 81
yards on 16 carries and added 23 more yards with two catches. Marquay McDaniel
made six catches for 87 yards and a major while Jabari Arthur reeled in seven
receptions for 68 yards and a touchdown. The Stampeders had been undefeated
this season at home in five games and on a four-game winning streak overall.
They also came in with a 5-0 mark versus East Division foes.
Toronto claimed an early lead as Collaros completed a four-yard strike to John
Chiles in the back of the end zone for the first major of the bout. Swayze
Waters converted his extra point try to give the visitors a 7-0 lead just four
minutes after kickoff.
Calgary's opening drive showed some promise, but it scored just three points
as Rene Paredes connected on a 52-yard field goal try.
After Jarriel King sacked Collaros and forced a fumble, Calgary took advantage
of the short field and scored a touchdown on an 11-yard pass from Glenn to
Arthur. Paredes converted the point after the touchdown and later in the
period, Rob Maver's 59-yard punt was downed in the end zone for a single
to give the hosts an 11-7 lead after 15 minutes of play.
Toronto scored a single of its own early in the second stanza as Waters had
his 80-yard punt downed in the end zone. Calgary managed to put seven points
on the board as Drew Tate punched it in from a yard out with just over nine
minutes left in the half.
The Argonauts narrowed the gap as Collaros concluded an impressive drive with
a two-yard touchdown pass to Andre Durie with just under six minutes left
before the break. Waters converted the extra point but missed a 51-yard field
goal with under a minute left in the second quarter which sent Calgary into
halftime with an 18-15 lead.
Calgary started off the second half with great field position thanks to a 33
yard kick return by Larry Taylor. Four plays later Glenn completed a 17-yard
pass to McDaniel for a major. Toronto had no trouble scoring on its first
drive of the second half as Collaros completed a 28-yard strike to Inman
for a touchdown on the visitor's fourth play of the half. Waters made a
40-yard field goal try at the 3:42 mark of the third quarter and the game went
into the final frame tied up at 25.
The Argonauts took back the lead with just over eight minutes left in
regulation as Collaros found Mike Bradwell on a 34-yard touchdown pass.
Calgary was unable to answer, but added a single after Paredes missed a 47-
yard field goal attempt with 4:33 left to play.
With the Stamps trailing by six points late in the fourth quarter, Brad
Sinopli caught a pass from Glenn and appeared to run for a 57-yard touchdown,
but the play was called back after Arthur was flagged for offensive pass
After Waters had another punt downed for a single with under a minute left,
the Stampeders took the field with one final shot. Calgary nearly scored a
touchdown on a deep pass that was tipped near the goal line, but Anthony
Parker secured the catch just out of bounds. An offsides penalty gave the
hosts another shot, but the Stampeders attempted an in-play onsides kick after
a completion to Arthur after the final snap, but Toronto jumped on the ball to
clinch the win.
Chiles has made eight touchdown catches in eight weeks...Arthur's touchdown
reception in the first quarter was his inaugural touchdown grab of the
season...Toronto was without Chad Owens, who missed the game with a
concussion...The all-time series between these clubs considering regular
season matchups only is now tied at 42-42-1...Toronto improved to a league-
best 5-1 on the road this season...The Stampeders had won 10 consecutive games
at home coming into the contest.
09/22 00:24:03 ET
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