Medeiros, Argos Can't Find Target versus Alouettes
Montreal Alouettes 25 - Toronto Argonauts 22 FINAL
Friday, August 24, 2018
MONTREAL - An upright was what came between the Toronto Argonauts and overtime. But it wasn't meant to be. Toronto Argonauts Quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson set it up perfectly for Kicker Zackary Medeiros to send the game into overtime with a last-play field goal.
But he put it off the upright. Not even the return of Linebacker Bear Woods could lift the Argos to victory.
Neither team was overly impressive in this game. The matchup of rookie Quarterbacks had Montreal QB Antonio Pipkin come out passionately victorious. The 23-year-old threw for 303 yards and punched in two touchdowns on the ground for Montreal.
Pipkin controlled the Alouette offence throughout the game and managed the clock down 1:03 in the fourth quarter before Boris Bede kicked the 25-22 go ahead field goal for Montreal. Argos QB Bethel-Thompson marched Toronto downfield from there, but that final play summed up the game for the Argos.
Toronto Defensive Back Cassius Vaughn had 4 tackles on the night, but left the game in the 3rd quarter after tweaking his leg. The details of his injury are unconfirmed, but that's yet another Argo defensive player out of the lineup.
The bright spot for the Argos? Armanti Edwards had a break out game. He stretched each of his four receptions for extra yards, 114 of them to be exact. One catch was a touchdown where he actually had to make two catches. The ball and his helmet!
James Wilder Jr. was held by the Alouettes' defence to just 29 yards on 9 carries.
This is the first home win for Als in 1 year and 13 days and just their second win in 21 games. Their last home win? A 21-9 victory against the Argonauts on Friday August 11th, 2017. The Argos came home and beat the Als 38-6 the following week.
Montreal snaps the longest home losing streak in their history of 9 straight. Toronto meanwhile still has yet to win on the road.
Toronto remains 3rd in the East, one game back of the 2nd place Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
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