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Als rout Roughriders, retire Calvillo's jersey

Oct 13, 2014 - 9:21 PM Montreal, QC ( - Jonathan Crompton tossed two of his three touchdown passes to Duron Carter as Montreal routed the Saskatchewan Roughriders 40-9 on a day where the Alouettes retired legendary quarterback Anthony Calvillo's No. 13 jersey at halftime.

A three-time recipient of the CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award, Calvillo won three Grey Cups with the Alouettes, who he joined as a free agent in 1998, and holds league records of 79,816 passing yards, 455 touchdown passes, 5,892 completions and 9,437 pass attempts.

"The team wanted to win for Anthony because there is emotion. We had our players leave to watch the ceremony at halftime when the Calvillo 13 was retired. We wanted to be on the field for that ceremony, it was special," Montreal head coach Tom Higgins said.

The Los Angeles native started his CFL career with Las Vegas in 1994 before spending the next three years with Hamilton (1995-97).

"We can't say anything about Anthony and his career, but what an honor for us to win and do this for him," Crompton said.

Crompton was 12-of-25 for 225 yards, while Carter caught four receptions for 107 yards for Montreal (6-8), which has won three straight and are in a three- way tie with Toronto and Hamilton atop the East Division.

"Jonathan did a great job with our gameplan and now all three teams in the East control their own destiny. The ball is in each team's court," Higgins said.

Anthony Allen carried the ball 21 times for 105 yards and added a TD reception from Tino Sunseri, who completed 7-of-12 passes with a touchdown and an interception for the Roughriders (9-6), who have dropped three straight and four of their last five games.

"We've been here before, but we have to find the answers to our offense and our quarterback. Last year, we found those answers and hopefully we'll do the same this year," Saskatchewan head coach Corey Chamblin said.

Saskatchewan led 7-0 after a quarter of play before Montreal scored 34 unanswered points to turn the game into a laugher.

Allen's 11-yard TD opened the scoring late in the first quarter, but Tanner Marsh's 1-yard TD plunger and Carter's 61-yard TD catch in the second staked Montreal to a 14-7 halftime edge.

Crompton sandwiched TD passes of 25 and 30 yards to Carter and London, respectively, around a 25-yard Sean Whyte field goal in the third. Whyte's 42- yard field goal in the waning moments of the third gave Montreal a 34-7 cushion heading into the fourth.

A Saskatchewan safety on Whyte's concession in the end zone cut the deficit to 34-9 before a pair of Whyte field goals capped the scoring.

Game Notes

Montreal has won nine of the last 13 meetings with Saskie, including six of seven at Molson Stadium ... Tyrell Sutton gained 91 rushing yards on 15 carries, while London hauled in four passes for 68 yards in the triumph ... Saskatchewan committed 14 penalties for 90 yards.