Thursday, August 10, 2017
ESKIMOS 27 REDBLACKS 20
OTTAWA - Quarterback Mike Reilly was 27-for-38 passing for 384 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions as the Edmonton Eskimos beat the Ottawa Redblacks 27-20 on Thursday night to stay undefeated.
Reilly and the Eskimos (7-0) proved to be too much for Ottawa to handle despite missing a number of its starters.
Ottawa QB Trevor Harris was 26-for-37 for 266 yards with two touchdowns and an interception for the Redblacks (1-6-1), who haven't won since July 19.
Reilly found Chris Getzlaf in the end zone for an eight-yard TD pass and ran in the two-point convert to take a 27-20 lead at the ten-minute mark of the fourth quarter. Ottawa was never able to regain decent field position after that.
Having trailed the entire game, the Redblacks took the lead midway through the third quarter as Harris connected with Diontae Spencer in the end zone for a nine-yard TD pass to tie the game 19-19. The convert gave Ottawa a one-point lead to the delight of the 23,851 on hand at TD Place.
Ottawa's defence then came up with a huge play as Antoine Pruneau intercepted Reilly's pass with Edmonton on the Redblacks' 14-yard line.
(The Canadian Press)