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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)

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Edmonton's O-line beat the crap out of Ottawa'a D-line and the Eskimos' D-line manhandled the Redblacks' O-line.
Maybe there's something to be learned there, they've injured everybody on offense other than their line and QB. The running backs and receivers are all replaceable if your O-line is beating up on the other guys.

Anonymous said...

What are you talking about...we have Rottier and Sorensen out of the line up right now which are two of our main starters and Fig's was also out last game which is another key starter to the O-line. Really uninformed comment anon 1.

Anonymous said...

What in tarnation is going on in RNation!!

Anonymous said...

I repeat, "The running backs and receivers are all replaceable if your O-line is beating up on the other guys."

Anonymous said...

Mike Reilly is sure looking like his buddy Aaron Rogers this year!

Anonymous said...

Canada's REAL team the ESKIES ARE 7-0 BABY

Bill Salloum said...

I've never understood the style of sports writing that tells events in reverse sequence (like this one). You'd have to start at the bottom and work your way back up to the top to get a sense of the flow of the game.

Anonymous said...

The difference is they have an elite QB!!!!

Look at the standing every year. They are basically the list of who's QB is playing the best. It's the most important position by a mile.

When Durant was playing great, he could 'will' us to a victory. It didn't matter who was around him.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Canada's best team currently but not Canada's team. Once we see thousands of Esks fans in the stands other than Commonwealth and Labour Day in Calgary, the Riders are still Canada's team.