CFL Game Summary - Saskatchewan at Toronto
(Saturday, July 5)
Final Score: Toronto 48, Saskatchewan 15
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Ricky Ray passed for 407 yards and three
touchdowns and Curtis Steele rushed for a pair of scores as the Toronto
Argonauts rolled to a 48-15 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday.
Chad Owens had 11 catches for 159 yards and a touchdown in the win and Antwaun
Molden had two interceptions, returning one in the fourth quarter 108 yards
for a touchdown for the final margin.
The Argonauts (1-1), who were coming off a 45-21 loss at Winnipeg on June 26,
scored more points against Saskatchewan than they did in any of their 18 games
Toronto coach Scott Milanovich said his players wanted to "show up" after
being blown out in their season opener.
"Pro athletes have pride and I think last week left a bad taste in their
mouths," he said.
Ray was 29-of-37 without an interception while Saskatchewan quarterback Darian
Durant went 17-for-29 for 295 yards, two touchdowns and two picks under a lot
The reigning Grey Cup-champion Roughriders (1-1) opened their season with a
31-10 win over Hamilton last Sunday in a rematch of last season's title game.
Saskatchewan coach Corey Chamblin said his team didn't practice well during
the week, but he was surprised by the blowout.
"You have to be perfect against a team like Toronto," he said. "We didn't
think the game would turn out like this. Some weeks you have bad practices and
you play a good game, and other weeks you have good practices and play a bad
The Argos had a 17-1 lead at halftime but were prepared for the Roughriders to
make a run.
"That's just the way the CFL is," said Milanovich.
The run came, as Durant threw touchdown passes to Taj Smith and Anthony Allen
in the third quarter to help the Riders pull within 25-15. But Toronto scored
23 unanswered points in the fourth to pull away.
The run was capped by Molden's 108-yard interception return for a touchdown --
the second-longest in Argos history behind Eric Harris' 115-yard run back vs.
Montreal on Sept. 6, 1977.
Toronto's Andre Durie had five catches for 77 yards but appeared to injure his
right shoulder as he was tackled early in the fourth quarter ... Jason Barnes
and Mike Bradwell had touchdown catches for the Argos and Swayze Waters kicked
two field goals ... Harris died in 2012.
07/05 19:13:25 ET
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