CFL Week 3 Recap

Montreal 47 Ottawa 21

If there were any doubts of the legitimacy of the Montreal Alouettes, they were dashed on Thursday in a rout of Ottawa. Cody Fajardo won his 11th start in a row, where the Als jumped out to a 30-1 lead at halftime. Fajardo threw for 393 yards with three touchdowns and ran for another. Tyson Philpot caught eight passes for 150 yards and a major. Kaion Julien-Grant added 116 yards while teammate Reggie White Jr. caught two touchdown passes. In defeat Ottawa’s Justin Hardy had 143 yards receiving, although the REDBLACKS were well behind throughout the contest.

BC Lions 26 Winnipeg Jets 24

Former EWU quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. threw for 398 yards and two touchdowns, and the BC Lions knocked off the defending West Champions, Winnipeg Blue Bombers to drop the defending Grey Cup Finalists to 0-3. Alex Hollins caught two touchdowns a part of his 215 yards receiving for BC. The Lions took a 20-7 lead. Zaxh Collaros led Winnipeg back with two straight drives bookended with Chris Streveler one yard touchdown runs. After the teams traded field goals, BC orchestrated a go ahead drive where Sean Whyte booted through a 42 yard field goal to give the Lions the lead. BC held on for a win against the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last year. BC will look to continue their winning ways next week against Edmonton.

Toronto Argonauts 39 Edmonton Elks 36

McLeod Bethel-Thompson won two Grey Cups with the Toronto Argonauts, in his return to Toronto, Bethel-Thompson put on a show. Bethel-Thompson threw two touchdown passes in the first half. Toronto scored their three touchdowns with two on the ground one from Deonta McMahon and a second from starting quarterback Cameron Dukes, with Dukes throwing a touchdown to Rasheed Bailey. Toronto led 21-15 at halftime. Bethel Thompson continued his banner day through the air with two touchdown passes one to Hergy Mayala and Dillon Mitchell. Toronto paced the Elks with a touchdown run from Ka’Deem Carey and a touchdown pass from Dukes to Damonte Coxie from 36 yards out. Toronto led 36-29 late, when Dakota Prukop ran in a tying touchdown with 3:41 left. The Argos mounted a drive that would close out the game with Lirim Hajrullahu walking off the Argos with a 37 yard winning field goal. Cameron Dukes in the winning effort had three all purpose touchdowns with running back Ka’Deem Carey rushing for 104 yards and a score. In his return to Toronto, McLeod Bethel-Thompson threw for 342 yards and four touchdowns with Dillon Mitchell the leading receiver with 120 yards and a touchdown. The Argos undefeated on the year set up a highly anticipated matchup against the defending champion Alouettes.

Saskatchewan Roughriders 36 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 20

Trevor Harris paced Saskatchewan with two first quarter touchdown passes, and the Roughriders cruised to a second straight win against Hamilton. No drama was necessary compared to last week. Bo Levi Mitchell for Hamilton threw for two touchdowns but also three interceptions. One of Mitchell’s picks was returned for a touchdown by Marcus Sayles. Saskatchewan ups their record to 3-0 while Hamilton falls to 0-3.

Next Week:

Edmonton Elks @ BC Lions Thursday 7:00p

Montreal Alouettes @ Toronto Argonauts Friday 4:00p

Winnipeg Blue Bombers @ Calgary Stampeders Saturday 4:00p

Hamilton Tiger-Cats @ Ottawa REDBLACKS Sunday 4:00p


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