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Saturday, September 9, 2017

JENNINGS RALLIES LIONS TO 41-18 ROUT OF ALOUETTES

VANCOUVER - Jonathon Jennings came off the bench to throw for 295 yards and two touchdowns after starting quarterback Travis Lulay suffered a suspected torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on the second play from scrimmage as the B.C. Lions snapped a three-game losing streak with a much-needed 41-18 victory over the Montreal Alouettes on Friday night.

Jennings connected with Emmanuel Arceneaux and Chris Rainey on TD tosses for the Lions (6-5), who were coming off a bye week and moved, at least temporarily, ahead of the Saskatchewan Roughriders into fourth in the CFL's powerhouse West Division.

Rainey also blocked a field goal that led to Anthony Gaitor's 73-yard touchdown return on the final play of the first half, while Jeremiah Johnson ran in two more scores.

Arceneaux and Bryan Burnham each had over 100 yards receiving for the Lions.

Darian Durant threw a TD to Ernest Jackson and scored another on the ground, while Boris Bede kicked a field goal for the Alouettes (3-8), who have now dropped four in a row and sit third in the East.

Jennings was benched in favour of Lulay after three ineffective performances _ all losses _ in his return from an injury to his throwing shoulder, but was pressed into service when the veteran pivot was tackled by Montreal's Branden Dozier on a six-yard run as he looked for a first down.

(The Canadian Press)

4 comments:

Morgan said...

Durant is sure looking like a grey cup contender these days...😂😂😂

Anonymous said...

DD all the way!!! ������

Lewis Grant said...

Wow, Lulay truly has no luck at all. The man overcomes three shoulder injuries only to be (reportedly) felled by an ACL tear - and just when he was having a career renaissance.

Might be good news to us competitors of BC, but you hate to see a man go down like that. (I guess we know the feeling.)

Anonymous said...

Long flight back to Montreal for Durant! Willy should of started the whole second half!