It was a wild and willy affair last Thursday as Kent Austin returned to B.C. Place for the first time as an Argonaut. After all was said and done however, it was the foot of B.C. PK Lui Passaglia that once again provided the Lions with a victory as the 24,276 in attendance saw their Lions claw their way back for a 35-34 win. The only scoring in the first quarter came off the foot of Passaglia as he booted a 40 yard FG to put the Leos up by 3. The Lions went up by 4 following a Passaglia single before the Argos’ OL Carl Coulter recovered his own teams fumble and was credited with the TD at 2:36 of the second quarter. Passaglia then connected from 17 yards out to put them to within just one before the Argonauts Darrick Branch returned the ensuing kickoff 95 yards for the TD putting Toronto up by 8. The Argos then added to their lead a Mike “Pinball” Clemons hauled in an Austin pass form 1 yard out. The Wayne Lammle convert made the score 21-7, Toronto at the end of one half. The Lions replied early in the third as Cory Philpot took it in from 3 yards away. The see-saw battle continued as Toronto then bounced right back with a TD of their own as SB Rob Crifo and Austin hooked up for a 54 yard pass and run play replenishing the Toronto lead. But like they had done all game long, B.C. bounced back with a major of their own, this time it was Philpot pouncing in from 1 yard out. The Passaglia convert pulled the Lions to within 8 with just over five minutes remaining in the third quarter. Lammle closed out the third quarter scoring with a 21 yard FG. The Lions persistent all evening, pulled to within just a FG as McManus plunged in from 2 yards away and then found Philpot in the end zone to complete the 2-point conversion. Two Lammle single increased the margin to 5 with just over 3 minutes remaining. Passaglia then moved them to within just 2 at 12:28 as he split the uprights from 47 yards away. Passaglia then did what he does best with just 9 seconds left on the clock, win the game. He was good from 28 yards out to make the final 35-34 in favour of the Lions increasing their season record to 3-0.
|1994||Week 6||TOR 39 @ BC 54|
|Week 10||BC 28 @ TOR 18|
|1995||Week 3||TOR 34 @ BC 35|
|Week 8||BC 19 @ TOR 6|
Argonauts coach: Mike Faragalli (L)
Lions coach: Dave Ritchie, II (W)
Argonauts (1-2-0) Next @ Pirates Jul 22
Lions (3-0-0) Next @ Stampeders Jul 22
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