TORONTO ARGONAUTS TOUCHDOWN REPORT – WEEK 19: Argos Experience Atlantic Déjà Vu In Broken Comeback Versus Alouettes
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Saturday, October 19, 2019
MONTREAL ALOUETTES 27 – TORONTO ARGONAUTS 24 FINAL
MONTREAL, QC – Just a few more yards is all the Argonauts needed.
Tyler Crapigna was eight yards short of sending this game to overtime. After the defence forced a two-and-out from the Alouettes, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson got Toronto to the Montreal 44-yard line for the attempt that wouldn’t make it through.
Bethel-Thompson found Chandler Worthy in the endzone as the final minute approached to pull the Argos within a field goal after losing the lead early in the 4th quarter. Montreal scored two quick touchdowns to put up 14 points in the eventful concluding quarter of the game.
Montreal held a 13-3 lead at the half and proceeded to surrender 14 points to Toronto in the 3rd as the Argos’ offence finally came to life. Bethel-Thompson punched in the first touchdown for his first rushing major and he found SJ Green in the endzone late in the quarter for the second big score.
Before that, it was the DeVier Posey show for Montreal, putting up 88 yards on four catches and a touchdown against his former team. Posey had similar numbers in Moncton for Touchdown Atlantic, where Montreal overtook a Toronto lead in similar fashion.
The difference in this game being, it was the kicker, not the QB, that let the Argonauts down.
SJ Green continued his historic season with 83 yards on nine touches and a touchdown, while Worthy led the Toronto receivers with 93 yards on nine catches.
Bethel-Thompson threw arguably his best game of the season at 342 yards and two touchdowns, a 77.8% completion rate and no turnovers. Unfortunately, his best efforts weren’t enough once again.
Vernon Adams Jr. had Bethel-Thomspon beat in just one category for Montreal, touchdowns. Adams Jr. found the endzone three times but, only threw for 249 yards with a completion percentage of just 69.6%.
Montreal wins their 9th game of the season, improving to 9 – 7 and is just 2 points behind Winnipeg and Calgary with 20.
Toronto returns home to face the deflated Ottawa Redblacks, while Montreal also remains at home for a potential East Final preview against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Week 20.
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