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CFL Score: BC Lions Maul Edmonton Elks 27-0 in Defensive Masterclass

Under the bright lights of the Canadian Football League (CFL), the BC Lions decimated the Edmonton Elks with a convincing 27-0 victory. Quarterback Dane Evans spearheaded the offensive onslaught while the Lions’ defence shone brightly, keeping the Elks scoreless. The Elks had a particularly disappointing performance, extending their home losing streak to an agonizing 1,386 days.



BC Lions: Dominant from Start to Finish

The BC Lions came out firing, with Evans leading the charge. The quarterback, taking the place of the injured Vernon Adams Jr., put on a masterclass. His game stats reflected an efficient performance as he completed 25 of 32 passes for 330 yards and two touchdowns. His primary targets for the night, Justin McInnis and Taquan Mizzell, both notched up a touchdown each. Mizzell, who was making his return to the lineup, also posted an impressive 117 yards from 22 carries.

On the defensive end, linebacker Bo Lokombo and defensive back Garry Peters each clinched an interception. The Lions’ defensive prowess was on full display, effectively shutting down the Elks’ offense throughout the game.

Sean Whyte, the Lions’ reliable kicker, also contributed to the victory, making all four of his attempted field goals.

Edmonton Elks: A Night to Forget

The Edmonton Elks’ losing streak continues as their offense failed to fire on all cylinders. Quarterback Taylor Cornelius had a forgettable evening, completing only 16 of his 30 passes for 187 yards, with two interceptions and no touchdowns. His scramble under BC’s consistent pass rush failed to yield any significant gains, and the Elks were unable to string together a scoring drive.

Edmonton’s defence, led by linebacker Adam Konar, cornerbacks Kai Gray and Dwayne Thompson II, and linebacker Nyles Morgan, attempted to keep the game close in the early stages but were unable to stop the onslaught from BC.

Despite their struggles on the offensive end, running back Kevin Brown and wide receiver Dillon Mitchell showed some spark, but their efforts were not enough to change the tide of the game.

Key Takeaways:

The BC Lions put on a clinical performance, proving that they are a force to be reckoned with this season. With Evans showing poise and accuracy, and a defence that continues to impress, they are emerging as real contenders.

For the Elks, the loss will be hard to swallow, and they must address their offensive woes if they are to break this losing streak. The bye week presents an opportunity for them to regroup and prepare for their next game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Week 10.

Next, the Lions will test their mettle against the Blue Bombers in Week 9, looking to keep their winning momentum alive.

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  1. David Tress

    July 30, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    Chris Jones needs to take drastic action or his job is done. He should be looking at NFL cuts and break the salary cap. He should also call for the reinstatement of Johnny Manziel, and offer to resign if the CFL wont reinstate him and let him play for Edmonton. It may be too late for the Elks to make the playoffs, but they can still create some excitement.

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