Lions
Argonauts
20 - 24 Final
  for this game

Lions 20, Argonauts 24

Jul 24, 2010 - 4:30 AM TORONTO (CP) - Byron Parker's interception return for a touchdown rallied the Toronto Argonauts to a historic but sloppy 24-20 win over the B.C. Lions on Friday night.

The game was dubbed the Braley Bowl because it featured the two CFL teams owned by Hamilton businessman David Braley. This marked the first time in league history two franchises with the same owner had squared off.

Parker, in man coverage against Lions receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux, brilliantly jumped the route and stepped in front of Travis Lulay's pass and sprinted untouched 41 yards for the TD at 12:34 of the fourth to put Toronto ahead 24-20. It came after Cleo Lemon's 20-yard TD strike to Brandon Rideau at 8:57 cut B.C.'s lead to 20-17.

The TD return was the seventh of Parker's career, leaving him one behind the CFL record.

But the sparse Rogers Centre gathering of 19,709 hardly witnessed a classic as the two teams combined for eight turnovers - four apiece. Friday's attendance was less than the 20,242 that watched the club rally for a 27-24 home-opening win over Calgary last week.

Toronto (3-1) earned its third straight win to move into a tie with Montreal atop the East Division. The Argos also earned their first victory in 11 games against B.C.

Argos starter Cleo Lemon was 19-of-28 passing for 222 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Rookie Cory Boyd rushed for 148 yards on 19 carries, his third-straight 100-yard effort.

Toronto has won its last four games in which an Argo has rushed for 100 yards. The other victory came last year when current Lion Jamal Robertson broke the century mark.

The Lions (1-3) suffered their third straight defeat. Lulay earned his first career start as incumbent Casey Printers didn't play due to a knee injury. Lulay finished 26-of-39 passing for 315 yards and two interceptions.

Robertson had two TDs for B.C. Paul McCallum had a field goal for the 23rd straight game along with a single and two converts. B.C.'s other points came on a safety.

Jeremaine Copeland scored Toronto's other touchdown. Grant Shaw booted a field goal and three converts.

Lemon's 21-yard TD strike to Copeland late in the first half cut B.C.'s half-time lead to 17-10. Lemon found a wide-open Copeland in the end zone at 14:02 to cap a smart 69-yard, three-play drive.

B.C. controlled much of the play in the first half, outgaining Toronto 246-152. Lulay was afforded great protection up front and given plenty of time to look downfield.

Lulay did a nice job of distributing the ball, using seven different receivers while Robertson's TD runs of one and 13 yards staked the Lions to a 17-3 lead.

The score flattered Toronto, who struggled much of the first half offensively. Still, the Argos were in a position to finish the half tied when Lemon found Chad Owens at the B.C. two-yard line in the second half, only to have it negated due to an offside penalty.

Then, to add insult to injury, Shaw's 45-yard field goal attempt hit the post to preserve a 10-3 B.C. advantage.

NOTES: Lions receiver Geroy Simon extended his receiving streak to 128 games with a first-quarter catch while defensive end Brent Johnson appeared in his 154th straight contest. ... Kicker Sean Whyte, cornerback Hamid Mahmoudi, linebacker Anton McKenzie and defensive lineman Steve Williams didn't dress for the Lions. Defensive back Matt Black, linebacker Leon Joe, offensive lineman Joe Eppele and receiver Spencer Watt were Toronto's scratches. ... Chad Lucas, who was Toronto's leading receiver last year, made his first start of the season for the Argos. ... Lions defensive back Dante Marsh had a club record-tying 12 tackles in last week's loss to Montreal.






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  • CFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BC 7 10 2 1 20
    TORONTO 3 7 0 14 24 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TOR - FG, MIKE BRADWELL 43 YD, 3:30. TORONTO 3-0
    BCL - TD, JAMAL ROBERTSON 1 YD RUN (PAUL
    MCCALLUM KICK), 13:07. BC 7-3
    2ND QUARTER: BCL - FG, PAUL MCCALLUM 45 YD, 4:33. BC 10-3
    BCL - TD, JAMA

    Jul 23 10:35 PM


  • CFL
    TD TOR
    BYRON PARKER 41 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (GRANT SHAW KICK)
    BC 20
    TORONTO 24 2:21 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Lions 20, Argonauts 24  4th - 2:21Jul 23 10:25 PM


  • CFL
    TD TOR
    BRANDON RIDEAU 20 YD PASS FROM CLEO LEMON
    (GRANT SHAW KICK)
    BC 20
    TORONTO 17 6:03 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Lions 20, Argonauts 17  4th - 6:03Jul 23 10:15 PM
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    Lions 20, Argonauts 17  4th - 6:03Jul 23 10:15 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE BCL
    PAUL MCCALLUM 68 YD OFF A PUNT
    BC 20
    TORONTO 10 11:48 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Lions 20, Argonauts 10  4th - 11:48Jul 23 10:00 PM


  • CFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BC 7 10 2 19
    TORONTO 3 7 0 10 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TOR - FG, MIKE BRADWELL 43 YD, 3:30. TORONTO 3-0
    BCL - TD, JAMAL ROBERTSON 1 YD RUN (PAUL
    MCCALLUM KICK), 13:07. BC 7-3
    2ND QUARTER: BCL - FG, PAUL MCCALLUM 45 YD, 4:33. BC 10-3
    BCL - T

    Jul 23 9:50 PM


  • CFL
    SAFETY BCL
    BALL THROUGH END ZONE
    BC 19
    TORONTO 10 5:07 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Lions 19, Argonauts 10  3rd - 5:07Jul 23 9:40 PM


  • CFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BC 7 10 17
    TORONTO 3 7 10 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TOR - FG, MIKE BRADWELL 43 YD, 3:30. TORONTO 3-0
    BCL - TD, JAMAL ROBERTSON 1 YD RUN (PAUL
    MCCALLUM KICK), 13:07. BC 7-3
    2ND QUARTER: BCL - FG, PAUL MCCALLUM 45 YD, 4:33. BC 10-3
    BCL - TD, J

    Jul 23 9:10 PM


  • CFL
    TD TOR
    JEREMAINE COPELAND 21 YD PASS FROM CLEO LEMON
    (GRANT SHAW KICK)
    BC 17
    TORONTO 10 0:58 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lions 17, Argonauts 10  2nd - 0:58Jul 23 8:55 PM


  • CFL
    TD BCL
    JAMAL ROBERTSON 13 YD RUN
    (PAUL MCCALLUM KICK)
    BC 17
    TORONTO 3 1:38 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lions 17, Argonauts 3  2nd - 1:38Jul 23 8:50 PM


  • CFL
    FG BCL
    PAUL MCCALLUM 45 YD
    BC 10
    TORONTO 3 10:27 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lions 10, Argonauts 3  2nd - 10:27Jul 23 8:30 PM


  • CFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BC 7 7
    TORONTO 3 3 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TOR - FG, MIKE BRADWELL 43 YD, 3:30. TORONTO 3-0
    BCL - TD, JAMAL ROBERTSON 1 YD RUN (PAUL
    MCCALLUM KICK), 13:07. BC 7-3

    Jul 23 8:15 PM


  • CFL
    TD BCL
    JAMAL ROBERTSON 1 YD RUN
    (PAUL MCCALLUM KICK)
    BC 7
    TORONTO 3 1:48 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Lions 7, Argonauts 3  1st - 1:48Jul 23 8:15 PM


  • CFL
    FG TOR
    MIKE BRADWELL 50 YD
    BC 0
    TORONTO 3 11:16 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Lions 0, Argonauts 3  1st - 11:16Jul 23 7:50 PM
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