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Ferri TD, Calvillo return lift Alouettes over Eskimos 31-14

Sep 20, 2010 - 12:54 AM
MONTREAL (CP) - Linebacker Diamond Ferri returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown and Anthony Calvillo was a winner in his return from a chest injury as the Montreal Alouettes downed the struggling Edmonton Eskimos 31-14 on Sunday.

Avon Cobourne also had a TD while Damon Duval kicked four field goals as the Alouettes took a 19-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.

Running back Calvin McCarty scored on a one-yard plunge in the final minute of the first half and quarterback Jason Maas came off the bench to score in the last minute of the game for the Eskimos.

Montreal (8-3) won a second game in a row while Edmonton (2-9), playing for the first time before new general manager Eric Tillman, lost a third straight game.

Ben Cahoon got more than the one catch he needed to pass former Ottawa great Tony Gabriel for second place all-time by going 138 games with at least one reception. Donald Narcisse holds the record with 216 games.

A full house of 25,012 endured a game in which there was little scoring once Montreal took an early commanding lead.

Calvillo, who missed two games with a bruised sternum, marched the Alouettes down field on the first possession for a 19-yard Duval field goal.

Edmonton conceded a safety and, on the ensuing kickoff, Ferri burst up the middle for his first career TD. The Als linebacker, who had a sack and an interception on consecutive plays in the second quarter, was a part-time running back in university who has occasionally returned kicks in the CFL.

The Alouettes needed three tries from the one before Cobourne scored late in the opening quarter.

The Alouettes were held to a single and two field goals in the second quarter and Edmonton finally got on the board in the final minute of the half when three Montreal penalties helped the Eskimos to first and goal from the one.

Two runs were stopped and a challenge was needed to prove McCarty broke the plane of the goal line on the third attempt to make it 26-7 at the half.

Two more Montreal penalties, including a roughing the passer call on Ramon Guzman that left Ray shaken up, gave Edmonton the ball on the Montreal 10, but on the next play, a Maas pass was picked off by Jerald Brown. Ray returned for the next series.

Brown picked off a Ray pass late in the fourth quarter to set up a 38-yard Duval boot.

Maas went in again for Edmonton's final drive and marched his team to the Montreal six-yard line, where he scrambled in the pocket and slipped up the middle to score with 36 seconds left to play.

Jared Zabransky also played a series at QB for Edmonton.

The Eskimos had slotback Fred Stamps back from injury and he caught three passes for 74 yards.

Montreal's usual kick returner Tim Maypray was left off the roster to meet the league's import-non-import quotas, so Andrew Hawkins handled most of the return duties.






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    Eskimos 14, Alouettes 31  FinalSep 20 11:41 PM


  • CFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 0 7 0 7 14
    MONTREAL 19 7 0 5 31 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MON - FG, DAMON DUVAL 19 YD, 5:05. MONTREAL 3-0
    MON - SAFETY, BALL THROUGH END ZONE, 8:33.
    MONTREAL 5-0
    MON - TD, DIAMOND FERRI 85 YD KICKOFF RETURN
    (DAMON DUVAL KICK), 8:46. MONTREAL 12-0
    MON

    Sep 19 7:17 PM


  • CFL
    TD EDM
    JASON MAAS 6 YD RUN
    (NOEL PREFONTAINE KICK)
    EDMONTON 14
    MONTREAL 31 0:24 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eskimos 14, Alouettes 31  4th - 0:24Sep 19 7:17 PM


  • CFL
    FG MON
    DAMON DUVAL 38 YD
    EDMONTON 7
    MONTREAL 31 3:45 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eskimos 7, Alouettes 31  4th - 3:45Sep 19 7:02 PM


  • CFL
    SAFETY MON
    BALL THROUGH END ZONE
    EDMONTON 7
    MONTREAL 28 12:50 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eskimos 7, Alouettes 28  4th - 12:50Sep 19 6:42 PM


  • CFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 0 7 0 7
    MONTREAL 19 7 0 26 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MON - FG, DAMON DUVAL 19 YD, 5:05. MONTREAL 3-0
    MON - SAFETY, BALL THROUGH END ZONE, 8:33.
    MONTREAL 5-0
    MON - TD, DIAMOND FERRI 85 YD KICKOFF RETURN
    (DAMON DUVAL KICK), 8:46. MONTREAL 1

    Sep 19 6:32 PM


  • CFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 0 7 7
    MONTREAL 19 7 26 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MON - FG, DAMON DUVAL 19 YD, 5:05. MONTREAL 3-0
    MON - SAFETY, BALL THROUGH END ZONE, 8:33.
    MONTREAL 5-0
    MON - TD, DIAMOND FERRI 85 YD KICKOFF RETURN
    (DAMON DUVAL KICK), 8:46. MONTREAL 12-0


    Sep 19 6:02 PM


  • CFL
    TD EDM
    CALVIN MCCARTY 1 YD RUN
    (NOEL PREFONTAINE KICK)
    EDMONTON 7
    MONTREAL 26 0:05 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 7, Alouettes 26  2nd - 0:05Sep 19 5:47 PM


  • CFL
    FG MON
    DAMON DUVAL 37 YD
    EDMONTON 0
    MONTREAL 26 2:22 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 0, Alouettes 26  2nd - 2:22Sep 19 5:32 PM


  • CFL
    FG MON
    DAMON DUVAL 18 YD
    EDMONTON 0
    MONTREAL 23 6:42 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 0, Alouettes 23  2nd - 6:42Sep 19 5:17 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE MON
    DAMON DUVAL 35 YD OFF A PUNT
    EDMONTON 0
    MONTREAL 20 9:25 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 0, Alouettes 20  2nd - 9:25Sep 19 5:07 PM


  • CFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 0 0
    MONTREAL 19 19 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MON - FG, DAMON DUVAL 19 YD, 5:05. MONTREAL 3-0
    MON - SAFETY, BALL THROUGH END ZONE, 8:33.
    MONTREAL 5-0
    MON - TD, DIAMOND FERRI 85 YD KICKOFF RETURN
    (DAMON DUVAL KICK), 8:46. MONTREAL 1

    Sep 19 4:52 PM


  • CFL
    TD MON
    AVON COBOURNE 1 YD RUN
    (DAMON DUVAL KICK)
    EDMONTON 0
    MONTREAL 19 1:01 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Eskimos 0, Alouettes 19  1st - 1:01Sep 19 4:47 PM


  • CFL
    TD MON
    DIAMOND FERRI 85 YD KICKOFF RETURN
    (DAMON DUVAL KICK)
    EDMONTON 0
    MONTREAL 12 6:02 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Eskimos 0, Alouettes 12  1st - 6:02Sep 19 4:37 PM


  • CFL
    SAFETY MON
    BALL THROUGH END ZONE
    EDMONTON 0
    MONTREAL 5 6:27 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Eskimos 0, Alouettes 5  1st - 6:27Sep 19 4:37 PM


  • CFL
    FG MON
    DAMON DUVAL 19 YD
    EDMONTON 0
    MONTREAL 3 9:55 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Eskimos 0, Alouettes 3  1st - 9:55Sep 19 4:22 PM