- BC Lions move to 10-4 and secure a postseason berth
- BC’s explosive offense led by Vernon Adams Jr. and Taquan Mizzell
- Edmonton Elks drop to 4-11, staying at the bottom of the West Division standings
The BC Lions punched their ticket to the Grey Cup playoffs, securing a 37-29 win against the Edmonton Elks. Despite a late push from the Elks, BC’s defense stood firm to seal the victory. With contributions from Vernon Adams Jr. and Taquan Mizzell, the Lions are now in a strong position in the CFL standings.
BC Lions Breakdown
- Vernon Adams Jr., QB: 16/26, 265 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs
- Taquan Mizzell, RB: 16 attempts, 112 yards, 2 TDs
- Keon Hatcher, WR: 4 receptions, 91 yards
BC’s quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. had a solid night, throwing for 265 yards and two touchdowns, albeit with a couple of interceptions. Taquan Mizzell was the star of the night, rushing for 112 yards and two touchdowns, including a 48-yarder that essentially sealed the deal for the Lions.
- T.J. Lee, CB: 7 tackles, 1 QB sack
- Sione Teuhema, DT: 5 tackles, 1 QB sack
- Mathieu Betts, DT: 4 tackles, 2 QB sacks
The BC defense was largely effective, making it tough for Edmonton’s offense to find its footing. Cornerback T.J. Lee led the defense with seven tackles and a sack, contributing to BC’s victory.
Edmonton Elks Breakdown
- Tre Ford, QB: 20/27, 182 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs
- Kevin Brown, RB: 6 attempts, 18 yards
- Dillon Mitchell, WR: 3 receptions, 42 yards, 2 TDs
Quarterback Tre Ford had a respectable outing, throwing for 182 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. However, the running game could not get going, with Kevin Brown managing only 18 yards on six attempts.
- Nyles Morgan, LB: 12 tackles
- Jake Ceresna, DT: 5 tackles, 2 QB sacks
- Darrius Bratton, CB: 3 tackles, 1 INT
The Elks’ defense was the brighter spot for the team, particularly linebacker Nyles Morgan, who had an impressive 12 tackles. Despite this, they were unable to contain BC’s explosive offense, which ultimately led to their defeat.
The BC Lions capitalized on their offensive opportunities and delivered a crucial win that has propelled them further up in the CFL standings. On the other hand, the Edmonton Elks find themselves reeling with another loss, sitting at 4-11.
Next up, the Lions will face off against the Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Place on September 29. As for the Edmonton Elks, they head into a bye week before facing the Toronto Argonauts in Week 18. Keep an eye on the upcoming CFL scores to see how these teams perform as the postseason looms.
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