- Toronto Argonauts came from behind to win 40-27 against the Ottawa REDBLACKS.
- Chad Kelly threw for 287 yards and a touchdown for Toronto; Dustin Crum threw for 183 yards and a touchdown for Ottawa.
- Both teams showcased potent ground games, with Daniel Adeboboye rushing for 59 yards for Toronto and Devonte Williams putting up 125 yards for Ottawa.
The Ottawa REDBLACKS came into BMO Field determined but ultimately fell short, losing 40-27 to the East Division-leading Toronto Argonauts. For three quarters, Ottawa tested the mettle of the Argos, but the home team clawed their way back to secure the victory.
Toronto Argonauts’ Performance
Quarterback Chad Kelly had an efficient day, completing 18 out of 28 attempts for 287 yards and a touchdown. His main target was DaVaris Daniels, who pulled in six receptions for a whopping 141 yards and a touchdown. The ground game was led by Daniel Adeboboye, who rushed for 59 yards on nine attempts.
Defensively, Toronto was anchored by Robbie Smith, who notched 5 tackles and 2 quarterback sacks. Qwantez Stiggers also contributed with an interception to help stop Ottawa’s offensive momentum.
Ottawa REDBLACKS’ Performance
Ottawa quarterback Dustin Crum completed 13 of his 16 passes for 183 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Devonte Williams led the ground attack with 16 carries for 125 yards and a touchdown, while J. Hardy was the top receiver with 5 receptions for 98 yards.
Damon Webb led the Ottawa defense with 9 tackles, while Frankie Griffin and Jovan Santos-Knox each contributed 5 tackles. Santos-Knox also had a knockdown to his name but couldn’t add to Ottawa’s takeaway tally for the game.
The game saw a variety of momentum shifts. Initially, Ottawa came in strong, with Crum connecting with Hardy to set up an early touchdown. However, Toronto soon found their rhythm, with Kelly leading the offense with poise. A crucial interception by Qwantez Stiggers helped Toronto maintain control, ultimately guiding them to a 40-27 victory.
In terms of CFL scores, this game was important for Toronto as they solidified their place at the top of the East Division in the CFL standings. Ottawa, on the other hand, will have to go back to the drawing board as they continue to find their footing in a competitive division.
Toronto’s special teams also deserve a mention, with kicker Boris Bede putting crucial points on the board, sealing the victory for the Argos.
Next up, the teams are looking forward to Week 20, where they hope to continue building on their respective seasons.
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