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CFL Preseason Scores: Alouettes Make a Comeback, Beat RedBlacks 22-21 in Thrilling Showdown

Montreal Alouettes @ Ottawa RedBlacks Recap

Montreal Alouettes Performance:

In the initial quarter, the Alouettes struggled to find their rhythm, trailing behind with a score of 0-9. However, they showed signs of revival in the second quarter by putting up 6 points. Post halftime, the Alouettes put on an impressive display, rallying to score 6 and 10 points in the third and fourth quarters respectively, leading to a thrilling 22-21 victory.

In the passing department, Davis Alexander led the Alouettes, completing 10 of 14 attempts for 115 yards, with a commendable 71% completion rate. He also threw one touchdown pass and recorded a quarterback efficiency rating of 119.6. On the ground, Alexander was also the top rusher for Montreal, carrying the ball three times for 9 yards.

The Alouettes receiving corps was led by John Brunner, who had 4 catches for 59 yards. Quartney Davis also had a strong showing with 5 catches for 50 yards, including a touchdown.

Ottawa RedBlacks Performance:

The RedBlacks kicked off the game with an excellent first quarter, leading 9-0. They added another 3 points in the second quarter but struggled in the third with zero points. A final push in the fourth quarter with 9 points wasn’t enough to hold off the charging Alouettes.

Nick Arbuckle was the leading passer for the RedBlacks, completing 15 of his 25 pass attempts for 209 yards. His passing game contributed significantly to Ottawa’s initial lead, with a 60% completion rate.

On the ground, De’Montre Tuggle was the standout performer, rushing 7 times for 33 yards. However, the RedBlacks were unable to convert the strong ground game into sufficient points.

In the receiving game, Justin Hardy led the RedBlacks, catching 4 passes for 70 yards. Savon Scarver also contributed with 4 catches for 53 yards.

This preseason match presented both teams with plenty to work on. The Alouettes, despite their slow start, showcased a powerful comeback spirit, whereas the RedBlacks would look to improve on maintaining their initial lead. As the CFL regular season approaches, this nail-biting encounter has certainly set an exciting tone.

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