In a much anticipated Week 4 contest, the Ottawa REDBLACKS dismantled the Edmonton Elks by a convincing scoreline of 26-7. The Redblacks used this game to notch their first win of the season, bringing their record to 1-2, while the Elks’ struggles continue as they fell to a discouraging 0-4.
Ottawa REDBLACKS Recap
For Ottawa, quarterback Tyrie Adams showed immense control of the game, completing 14 of his 20 passes for 185 yards, one touchdown, and most importantly, no interceptions. His precise decision making and unerring execution became the cornerstone for Ottawa’s victory.
However, the REDBLACKS weren’t just about the passing game. The ground attack, led by De’Montre Tuggle, was a significant contributor to the team’s dominance. Tuggle had an impressive day, rushing for 126 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. His longest run of 57 yards showcased his explosive speed and strength.
In the receiving department, Marco Dubois stood out with 58 yards and a touchdown on two receptions, while Jaelon Acklin added 49 yards on two receptions. These receiving threats kept the Elks defense guessing, providing a balanced attack that helped the REDBLACKS secure their first win of the season.
Defensively, the REDBLACKS were led by cornerback Hakeem Bailey, who managed six defensive tackles. He was ably supported by defensive backs Douglas Coleman II and Brandin Dandridge, both of whom snagged an interception to thwart the Elks’ attempts at a comeback.
Edmonton Elks Recap
For the Edmonton Elks, things didn’t go as planned. Starting quarterback Jarret Doege, who had hoped to spark the Elks’ offense, had a rough game, throwing for 223 yards, one touchdown, but with a costly three interceptions.
On the ground, Kevin Brown led the Elks’ running game with a mere 28 yards on seven carries. Their struggle to establish the run made them one-dimensional and allowed the REDBLACKS’ defense to focus on disrupting the passing game.
In the receiving corps, Maurice Ffrench led the team with six catches for 74 yards and the lone touchdown for the Elks. Stephen Dunbar Jr. and Dillion Mitchell added 45 and 34 yards, respectively, but their contributions were not enough to overcome the team’s offensive struggles.
The Elks’ defense, usually a strength, couldn’t contain the REDBLACKS’ balanced offense. Linebacker Nyles Morgan led the team with seven defensive tackles, followed by Adam Konar with six, but the Elks’ defense was largely unable to make the game-changing plays needed to swing the momentum in their favor.
With this loss, the Elks remain winless and are sitting at the bottom of the West Division. They will need to make significant adjustments in order to get their season back on track. The REDBLACKS, on the other hand, will look to build on this victory as they prepare for their next challenge in the competitive East Division.
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