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Friday, August 7, 2015

REDBLACKS 26 ALOUETTES 23

OTTAWA (CP) - Henry Burris scored on a one-yard quarterback sneak with 90 seconds left in the fourth quarter as the Ottawa Redblacks beat the Montreal Alouettes 26-23 Friday night.

The play was setup after Montreal was called for pass interference, which allowed the Redblacks to setup from the one-yard line. They only needed one try to punch it in and improve their record to 4-2.

It was Ottawa's second win of the season over the Alouettes, who fell to 2-4. Should the teams be tied at the end of the regular season, the Redblacks will own the tiebreak based on the season series win.

On the first drive of the game, Burris shovelled a pass to Ernest Jackson who scored on a seven-yard touchdown to give Ottawa an early lead.

The drive covered 78 yards over 10 plays and gave the sell-out crowd the impression their team might have a good first quarter. The Redblacks had just one first-quarter touchdown all season heading into the game.

Despite a strong opening quarter, Ottawa trailed 12-7 at the half.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Burris is playing much better football this year. I wonder if Mike Gibson has noticed!

Anonymous said...

Excellent game of footbal in Ottawa the other night... The new Ottawa owners must have been thrilled to see it all come together both on and off the field.

The fans dressed up in their RedBlack gear and were having all sorts of fun... Congrads to Ottawa - Good for the CFL!!!

Can't wait for the new Mosaic Stadium - and now very glad that there will not be an enclosed stadium. All the fun seems to be in the outdoor stadiums, except for Calgary and Edmonton - Boring!

Kel in Victoria