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Calvillo throws 2 TDs as Alouettes hang on to beat Roughriders 30-26

Aug 7, 2010 - 2:30 AM
Montreal (CP) - Anthony Calvillo threw touchdown passes to Jamel Richardson and Kerry Watkins as the Montreal Alouettes avenged their lone loss of the season with a 30-26 victory Friday night over the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Tim Maypray returned his second missed field goal of the season for a touchdown - both against the Roughriders - and Chip Cox intercepted two passes for the Alouettes (5-1), who have won five straight since a 54-51 double overtime loss in Week 1 in Saskatchewan.

The Roughriders (4-2) got a touchdown catch from Wes Cates and four field goals from Luca Congi, while Darian Durant overcame a stomach ailment to play a very strong game eluding the Alouettes pass rush.

Calvillo did not finish the game for Montreal after getting hurt on a scramble late in the fourth quarter.

The vaunted Alouettes offence was rolling early on, but sputtered to the finish line with only a Damon Duval field goal and single in the second half. Montreal went two-and-out six times after halftime to allow Saskatchewan to hang around.

The Roughriders - who came back from 21 points down against Montreal in Week 1 - couldn't repeat the comeback and fully erase the 24-10 halftime deficit.

The third quarter was an exchange of field goals, as Congi kicked two and Duval one for a 27-16 score heading into the fourth quarter.

Durant opened the fourth quarter by stringing together four straight first downs en route to a seven-yard touchdown pass to Cates at 2:38 of the fourth to cut the Alouettes lead to 27-23.

Duval kicked a single at 4:26 and Congi countered with his fourth field goal of the game from 46 yards out at 8:37 to make it 28-26.

Thats when the Alouettes defence made two huge plays to seal the tight victory.

With Saskatchewan driving late in the fourth quarter, Durant threw a jump ball in the air towards receivers Andy Fantuz and Rob Bagg. Fantuz jumped to try and grab it, bobbled it as he fell to the ground and the ball wound up in Cox's hands with 3:40 to play at the Montreal 47.

After another Montreal two-and-out where Calvillo got hurt, the Riders got the ball back deep in their own territory.

Scrimmaging from their own five-yard-line, Durant was sacked in the end zone by Montreal defensive tackle J.P. Bekasiak at 12:24 of the fourth to make it 30-26 Alouettes.

The Riders had one last shot to win the game when they got the ball back at their own 32 with 1:38 to play, but a Durant Hail Mary try from the Montreal 43 as time was winding down got knocked away in the end zone.

The game could not have started much better for the Alouettes, but they still emerged from the first quarter up only 10-7.

On the game's opening play, Calvillo found Green behind Omarr Morgan for a 67-yard catch-and-run play to the Saskatchewan 22. Calvillo then hit Watkins in the end zone on the very next play, giving Montreal a 7-0 lead barely a minute into the game.

On the second play of the Riders' first possession of the game, Durant threw a shovel pass off Cates back and the ball bounced to Montreal's Chip Cox for an interception at the Saskatchewan 29. That led to an 11-yard Duval field goal for a 10-0 Als lead at 5:30.

Durant then orchestrated a 75-yard drive on only five plays capped by a 20-yard touchdown to Dressler at 7:58 to get Saskatchewan on the board.

Montreal opened the second quarter with an impressive drive deep into Saskatchewan territory. But Calvillo fumbled the ball near the Saskatchewan 20 and had it recovered by Riders linebacker Jerrell Freeman.

The play was negated when Saskatchewan was called for illegal contact on a receiver, and on the very next play Calvillo found Richardson alone in the end zone to make it 17-7 at 5:43.

The Als increased their lead when Maypray returned a missed 42-yard field goal try by Congi 118 yards the other way at 13:04, but Congi kicked a 35-yarder at 14:53 to make it 24-10 Montreal at halftime.

NOTES: Durant passed Kerry Joseph to move into 10th on the Roughriders all-time pass completions list. ... Alouettes receiver Brian Bratton did not play as he recovers from a concussion suffered in last week's 41-10 win over Toronto. ... Both teams played in retro uniforms from the 1970s. ... Alouettes cornerback Mark Estelle hurt his left leg late in the fourth quarter and was helped off the field. ... It was the Alouettes' 12th-straight regular season win at Percival Molson Stadium.






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    Roughriders 26, Alouettes 30  FinalAug 7 6:42 AM


  • CFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SASKATCHEWAN 7 3 6 10 26
    MONTREAL 10 14 3 3 30 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MON - TD, KERRY WATKINS 22 YD PASS FROM ANTHONY
    CALVILLO (DAMON DUVAL KICK), 0:35. MONTREAL 7-0
    MON - FG, DAMON DUVAL 11 YD, 5:32. MONTREAL 10-0
    SAS - TD, WESTON DRESSLER 20 YD PASS FROM DARIA

    Aug 6 10:05 PM


  • CFL
    SAFETY MON
    J.P. BEKASIAK RAN OUT OF END ZONE
    SASKATCHEWAN 26
    MONTREAL 30 2:36 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Roughriders 26, Alouettes 30  4th - 2:36Aug 6 9:55 PM


  • CFL
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 46 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 26
    MONTREAL 28 6:44 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Roughriders 26, Alouettes 28  4th - 6:44Aug 6 9:40 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE MON
    DAMON DUVAL 52 YD OFF A PUNT
    SASKATCHEWAN 23
    MONTREAL 28 10:45 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Roughriders 23, Alouettes 28  4th - 10:45Aug 6 9:40 PM
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    Roughriders 26, Alouettes 28  4th - 6:44Aug 6 9:40 PM


  • CFL
    TD SAS
    WES CATES 6 YD PASS FROM DARIAN DURANT
    (LUCA CONGI KICK)
    SASKATCHEWAN 23
    MONTREAL 27 12:22 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Roughriders 23, Alouettes 27  4th - 12:22Aug 6 9:25 PM


  • CFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SASKATCHEWAN 7 3 6 16
    MONTREAL 10 14 3 27 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MON - TD, KERRY WATKINS 22 YD PASS FROM ANTHONY
    CALVILLO (DAMON DUVAL KICK), 0:35. MONTREAL 7-0
    MON - FG, DAMON DUVAL 11 YD, 5:32. MONTREAL 10-0
    SAS - TD, WESTON DRESSLER 20 YD PASS FRO

    Aug 6 9:15 PM


  • CFL
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 35 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 16
    MONTREAL 27 2:59 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Roughriders 16, Alouettes 27  3rd - 2:59Aug 6 9:10 PM


  • CFL
    FG MON
    DAMON DUVAL 46 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 13
    MONTREAL 27 5:34 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Roughriders 13, Alouettes 27  3rd - 5:34Aug 6 9:00 PM


  • CFL
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 15 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 13
    MONTREAL 24 10:43 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Roughriders 13, Alouettes 24  3rd - 10:43Aug 6 8:50 PM


  • CFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SASKATCHEWAN 7 3 10
    MONTREAL 10 14 24 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MON - TD, KERRY WATKINS 22 YD PASS FROM ANTHONY
    CALVILLO (DAMON DUVAL KICK), 0:35. MONTREAL 7-0
    MON - FG, DAMON DUVAL 11 YD, 5:32. MONTREAL 10-0
    SAS - TD, WESTON DRESSLER 20 YD PASS FROM DA

    Aug 6 8:40 PM


  • CFL
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 35 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 10
    MONTREAL 24 0:04 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Roughriders 10, Alouettes 24  2nd - 0:04Aug 6 8:25 PM


  • CFL
    TD MON
    TIM MAYPRAY 105 YD KICKOFF RETURN
    (DAMON DUVAL KICK)
    SASKATCHEWAN 7
    MONTREAL 24 1:56 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Roughriders 7, Alouettes 24  2nd - 1:56Aug 6 8:20 PM


  • CFL
    TD MON
    JAMEL RICHARDSON 8 YD PASS FROM ANTHONY CALVILLO
    (DAMON DUVAL KICK)
    SASKATCHEWAN 7
    MONTREAL 17 9:17 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Roughriders 7, Alouettes 17  2nd - 9:17Aug 6 8:00 PM


  • CFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SASKATCHEWAN 7 7
    MONTREAL 10 10 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MON - TD, KERRY WATKINS 22 YD PASS FROM ANTHONY
    CALVILLO (DAMON DUVAL KICK), 0:35. MONTREAL 7-0
    MON - FG, DAMON DUVAL 11 YD, 5:32. MONTREAL 10-0
    SAS - TD, WESTON DRESSLER 20 YD PASS FRO

    Aug 6 7:45 PM


  • CFL
    TD SAS
    WESTON DRESSLER 20 YD PASS FROM DARIAN DURANT
    (LUCA CONGI KICK)
    SASKATCHEWAN 7
    MONTREAL 10 7:02 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Roughriders 7, Alouettes 10  1st - 7:02Aug 6 7:30 PM


  • CFL
    FG MON
    DAMON DUVAL 11 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 0
    MONTREAL 10 9:28 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Roughriders 0, Alouettes 10  1st - 9:28Aug 6 7:20 PM


  • CFL
    TD MON
    KERRY WATKINS 22 YD PASS FROM ANTHONY CALVILLO
    (DAMON DUVAL KICK)
    SASKATCHEWAN 0
    MONTREAL 7 14:01 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Roughriders 0, Alouettes 7  1st - 14:01Aug 6 7:20 PM