Jeff Garcia continues on a tear after taking over the reigns following the departure of Doug Flutie from Calgary. Garcia threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns in a blowout of the Montreal Alouettes this week. Garcia’s first TD pass came early in the first quarter connecting with Travis Moore on a 34 yard play. Mark McLoughlin kicked the convert. On the next possession, Montreal got trapped near their own end zone and were forced to concede a safety. Garcia didn’t waste any time putting more points on the board. Allen Pitts took a 20 yard pass from Garcia into the end zone for the major. McLoughlin followed with the convert. Montreal came back to put a solid drive together before the end of the quarter. QB Tracy Ham, just back from injury, connected with Chris Armstrong for a 26 yard touchdown. Alouettes’ kicker Terry Baker kicked the convert. Calgary continued to dominate in the second quarter. Garcia and Pitts got together for Calgary’s third TD pass covering 25 yards. McLoughlin split the uprights with the convert attempt. McLoughlin added 6 more points in the quarter hitting field goals from 34 and 41 yards out. The Calgary defence helped out the cause minutes later. Linebacker Darryl Hall stripped the ball from Tracy Ham and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown. McLoughlin again kicked the convert. Montreal scrambled for some respectability scoring with 0:15 remaining in the quarter. Armstrong caught his second TD pass from Ham, this time from 35 yards out. Baker’s convert left Montreal trailing by 22 at the half. Calgary continued to roll in the third quarter. McLoughlin sent a 45 yard field goal attempt through on Calgary’s first possession of the half. Minutes later Kelvin Anderson took the ball in from the 1-yard line for the major and McLoughlin put his fifth convert through. Calgary scored their second safety of the game 1:30 before the end of the quarter after Baker bobbled a bad snap from centre. Baker made 1 point back early in the fourth by sending a 59 yard punt into the end zone for a single. Stampeders’ Kelvin Anderson scored his second TD of the game taking the ball in from the 7-yard line. Montreal and Calgary swapped touchdowns to round out the scoring for the game. Montreal DB Charles Gordon returned a fumble 48 yards for Montreal and Farell Duclair rushed a yard for Calgary’s major. Calgary coach Wally Buono’s return to the city where he played ended very successfully. Montreal, on the other hand, has come out of three very tough games without a win to begin the season.
Allen Pitts CGY (SB)
Anthony McClanahan CGY (LB)
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