TORONTO ARGONAUTS GAME REPORT – WEEK 6: Third Quarter Spells Demise of Argos versus Stampeders

Jerred Bapty
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@CaptainBapty

Friday, July 19, 2019


CALGARY STAMPEDERS 26 – TORONTO ARGONAUTS 16 FINAL

CALGARY, AB – Two 3rd quarter turnovers that resulted in two major scores for the Stampeders put Thursday night’s game out of reach for the Argonauts. 

 

After they started the half with the ball, Toronto marched downfield to the Calgary 17 yard line before Armanti Edwards coughed up a fumble. Tre Roberson scooped it up and returned it 93 yards for a touchdown. 

 

On their next possession, the Argos had a two-and-out, followed by a one-play pass interception when McLeod Bethel-Thompson was picked off by Raheem Wilson. 

 

Bethel-Thompson did find James Wilder Jr. in the endzone late in the 3rd for a major, but a scoreless 4th for both teams wrapped it up. 

 

With 343 passing yards and 2 touchdown passes, it would seem like Bethel-Thompson was having another great game but, 4 interceptions is a recipe for defeat no matter who you are (unless you’re Dominique Davis)

 

Wilder Jr. still only had 44 yards on 11 carries, so it seems the Argos are trying to get his running game more involved, but he had more receiving yards than rushing yards for the 3rd game in a row. 

 

Wilder Jr. was one of four receivers with over 70 yards receiving, including Armanti Edwards (77), S.J. Green (72), and Derel Walker (71). 

 

A lot of the Argo dressing room back in Week 2 were talking about ‘shooting themselves in the foot’. The metaphor couldn’t be more applicable in Week 5.

 

The Argos, with a QB who massively outplayed his opponent, but threw 4 interceptions, couldn’t manage to hang onto the ball on defence either. Calgary forced 2 fumbles to bring the total turnovers to 6. 

 

You can’t win a game against the defending Grey Cup Champions, even with their backup in, with 6 turnovers. 

 

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