It was a match-up of two 6-3 teams as the Alouettes and Lions took the field on Saturday evening. Montreal opened the scoring at 4:17 of the first quarter when HB Harold Nash intercepted an errant Damon Allen pass and returned it 34 yards for the games first major score. K Terry Baker’s convert attempt was successful putting Montreal up by 7. The Lions countered at 10:54 when RB Sean Millington plunged over the goal line from 1-yard out. Giulio Caravatta’s convert attempt was good and the two teams were deadlocked at 7 after one period of play. The Lions struck early in the second quarter when Allen teamed up with WR Larry Thompson for a 4-yard TD strike. Once again Caravatta added the convert and the Lions were out in front by a 14-7 margin. Baker cut into the B.C. lead at 10:33 of the second frame when his 48-yard FG attempt sailed through the uprights. However, the lead was restored to six when Baker conceded a safety touch with just 40 seconds left in half. The teams went into the locker room with B.C. up by a 16-10 score. The Lions added to their lead at 3:29 of the third quarter as DB Maurice Kelly scooped up a Montreal fumble and scampered 84-yards for the touchdown. K Lui Passaglia added the convert making the score 23-10 in favour of the visitors. However, the Alouettes refused to lie down and at 11:10 of the third QB Tracy Ham hooked up with SB Jock Climie for a 2-yard TD. The Baker convert cut the Lions’ lead to just 6 points. The Lions countered back once again at 13:55 of the third as Millington broke through the Alouettes’ defensive line for a 54-yard TD gallop. The Passaglia convert put them up by a 30-17 score. The Alouettes continued to fight back and opened up the fourth quarter scoring at 1:56 when RB Mike Pringle took it into the end zone from 1-yard out. Bakers convert once again cut the B.C. lead to six. Passaglia bumped the lead to 9 booting a 36-yard FG at 7:15 of the final stanza, but the Alouettes offence continued to roll and on the ensuing series, Pringle scored his second major of the game, this one a 60-yard effort. Baker’s convert trimmed the Lions’ lead to just 2. The Montreal comeback continued and at 10:10 of the final frame, Baker connected on a 44-yard FG attempt putting them up by a single point. As it turned out, this was all they needed as their defence held the Lions offence in check for the rest of the night. The win upped the Montreal record to 7-3, while the Lions fell to 6-4.
|McTavish||7:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||18.1°C||NNE (240°) at 4 km/h||79%||101.40 kPa|
|McTavish||8:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||18.4°C||NNE (270°) at 6 km/h||78%||101.38 kPa|
|McTavish||9:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||17.8°C||NNE (270°) at 6 km/h||80%||101.33 kPa|
|McTavish||10:00 PM||Clear||17.3°C||NNE (300°) at 6 km/h||80%||101.35 kPa|
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