ARGOS POST-GAME NOTES: WEEK 14 vs. MONTREAL

ARGOS POST-GAME NOTES: WEEK 14 vs. MONTREAL

Saturday, September 23, 2017 —

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FINAL

MONTREAL

0

0

12

7

19

TORONTO

6

20

7

0

33

 

TALE OF THE GAME: 

  • The Toronto Argonauts moved to 6-7 on Saturday at BMO Field with a 33-19 victory over the Montreal Alouettes. The Argonauts win marks the first time since 2005 that the club has won their season series with the Als. Additionally, the Week 14 win gives the club sole possession of first place in the East Division heading into Hamilton next Saturday.


WORTH NOTING:

  • With his five-yard catch early in the second quarter, WR S.J. Green moved into 45th all-time in career receiving yards. Green finished the game with three catches for 43 yards and his seventh touchdown of the year.
  • The Argonauts offence had a productive night on first down with 270 of their 328 yards coming in first down situations.
  • DB Alden Darby recorded his first career interception on Saturday night, picking off Als QB Darian Durant and returning it 75 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter.
  • LB Bear Woods recorded his 300th career tackle late in the second quarter and finished the game with eight tackles and a quarterback sack. Woods leads the Argos in defensive tackles with 74 on the season and has posted 6+ tackles in eight games.
  • DB Mitchell White recorded his first two interceptions as a member of the Argonauts by picking off Durant in the second and fourth quarters. His 56-yard return in the second frame set up a Ricky Ray touchdown pass two plays later. The picks were White’s 5th and 6th of his career and gave him his first career two interception game.
  • Argos RB James Wilder Jr. scampered for a total of 141 rushing yards and one touchdown while leading the Double Blue with 77 receiving yards on the night. In his last two starts, Wilder Jr. has posted 475 combined yards and two touchdowns. The FSU products 331 rushing yards in the last two games are the most in the Argos modern era surpassing Cory Boyd’s 290 yards over a two-game stretch in 2010. Former Alouettes RB Mike Pringle holds the CFL record for rushing yards over two games with 425 yards in 1994. Additionally, Wilder Jr’s 85-yard touchdown in the third quarter was the club’s longest carry since Chuck Ealey’s 86-yard run in 1976.
  • RB James Wilder Jr. followed up his career day last week vs. the Eskimos by once again leading the Argos in rushing and receiving yards with 141 and 77 respectively. His 85 yard touchdown run was the longest rush by an Argo player since Chuck Ealey’s 86 yard run in 1976.
  • K Lirim Hajrullahu connected on four field goals in the first half with a long of 39 yards. The Western product has now converted 36 field goals on the year and is on pace to break his single-season high of 40 set back in 2014 when he was a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
  • DL Victor Butler notched his first sack since returning to action last week after a stint on the six-game injured list. Butler finished the night with four tackles and a sack. The Oregon State product currently leads the East Division with eight sacks, all of which have come in only seven games played.
  • The Argos defence wreaked havoc on Als Darian Durant on Saturday night, sacking the veteran QB four times and picked him off three times on the night. Toronto’s defence has held the Alouettes scoreless in 7-of-12 quarters this season.
  • LB/DE Justin Tuggle had a career night vs. the Alouettes, posting seven defensive tackles, one special teams tackle and a tackle for a loss.