In a contest that had the excitement down to the last second, the Montreal Alouettes narrowly defeated the Ottawa REDBLACKS 25-24 on Saturday night at TD Place. The game-winning touchdown came with just 31 seconds left on the clock, showing resilience by the Alouettes who managed to overcome their rivals. CFL scores rarely provide such thrilling conclusions, and the CFL standings are now slightly adjusted in favor of the Alouettes after this result.
Quarterback Caleb Evans displayed his skills, completing 24 of 36 passes for 333 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Evans also contributed on the ground with eight rushes for 49 yards and a crucial rushing touchdown.
Receivers had their share in the game as well, with Austin Mack hauling in 9 receptions for 116 yards, while Tyler Snead had 7 receptions for 98 yards, scoring two key touchdowns.
In the rushing department, William Stanback had 10 carries for 31 yards.
The Alouettes defense played a pivotal role in the victory. Wesley Sutton led the way with six tackles. Shawn Lemon had three tackles with a sack, and Reggie Stubblefield added an interception. They managed to contain Ottawa’s offense, making timely stops when needed.
Ottawa was not far behind in the offensive department. Dustin Crum completed 14 of 19 passes for 130 yards with an interception but also added a rushing touchdown on 42 yards.
On the ground, Devonte Williams led the rushing attack with 9 carries for 64 yards, while Tyrrell Pigrome had two rushing touchdowns.
Receiving was led by Justin Hardy with 5 receptions for 37 yards and Shaq Evans contributing 3 receptions for 41 yards.
Ottawa’s defense put on a strong show with Adam Auclair leading the team with 8 tackles, a sack, and a pass deflection. Both Sherrod Baltimore and Damon Webb had interceptions, and Cleyon Laing made a notable contribution with a sack and a forced fumble.
This was not just another game in the CFL; it was a battle that went down to the wire, showcasing the competitiveness of Canadian Football. The Montreal Alouettes showed resilience and poise in key moments, allowing them to edge out a one-point victory over the Ottawa REDBLACKS.
The result of this game is a valuable addition to the CFL scores and has implications on the CFL standings as the season progresses. Both teams will look to carry the lessons from this game as they continue their quest for success in the demanding world of Canadian professional football. It wasn’t a blowout, but rather a game where small details made the difference.
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