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Congi's late field goal lifts Roughriders past Alouettes

Oct 14, 2006 - 5:51 AM REGINA, Saskatchewan (Ticker) -- With time running out, Luca Congi made revenge very sweet for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Congi booted a 32-yard field goal on the final play and Kerry Joseph threw for 238 yards to lead the Roughriders to a 27-26 triumph over the Montreal Alouettes.

Avenging Monday's 35-8 loss in Montreal, Saskatchewan (8-8) defeated the Alouettes for just the third time in 22 encounters. The Roughriders will clinch a playoff spot if the Edmonton Eskimos (5-10) lose to the Toronto Argonauts on Saturday.

After returning Damon Duval's punt to its own 45, Saskatchewan began its final drive when Joseph hit Yo Murphy for a 24-yard gain. On the next play, Joseph scrambled for 21 yards to the Montreal 20.

The Roughriders then took a two-yard loss in order to move the ball between the hashmarks, enabling Congi to nail the game-winner inside the left upright as time expired.

Joseph completed 17-of-23 passes, including a nine-yard TD to Andrew Fantuz in the third quarter. Shermar Bracey scored a 63-yard touchdown run in the first period.

Anthony Calvillo was 24-of-36 for 289 yards to top the 4,000 yard mark for Montreal (9-7), which fell one-half hame behind Toronto (9-6) for first place in the East Division.

Former New England Patriots running Robert Edwards scored a pair of short touchdown runs in the first half for the Alouettes, giving him a league-leading 16 this season.

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