Lions
Argonauts
24 - 22 Final
  for this game

Smith's two TDs carry Lions past Argonauts in season opener

Jan 8, 2008 - 8:58 PM TORONTO (Ticker) -- Joe Smith ran for two touchdowns in the third quarter as the BC Lions held on for a 24-22 victory over the Toronto Argonauts on Thursday in the season opener for both teams.

Smith scored his first TD of the quarter with a two-yard scamper, giving BC the lead for good at 17-15. He completed his impressive night with a one-yard score at the 11:56 mark, which was set up by Dave Dickenson's 45-yard completion to Cory Rogers.

Smith ran for 79 yards and Dickenson went 17-of-27 for 179 yards and one interception for the Lions (1-0), who captured the Grey Cup last season.

In the second quarter, Toronto's Bashir Levingston returned a missed field goal 129 yards for a TD, establishing a league regular-season record. The previous mark was held by Ron Hopkins, who had a 128-yard return in 1990 for Calgary.

Damon Allen finished 14-of-18 for 130 yards and one score and Arland Bruce hauled in seven passes for 80 yards for the Argonauts (0-1), who recorded six sacks.








  • CFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BC 7 3 14 0 24
    TORONTO 0 15 0 7 22 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BCL - TD, JAMAL JOHNSON RECOVERED BLOCKED
    PUNT IN END ZONE (PAUL MCCALLUM
    KICK), 11:33. BC 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: TOR - SINGLE, NOEL PREFONTAINE 0 YD OFF A MISSED
    FIELD GOAL 0:14. BC 7-1
    BCL - FG,

    Jun 28 9:29 PM
  • 93
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 17 roots (Close Finish)

    Lions vs. ArgonautsJun 28 9:24 PM
  • 76
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 57 roots (Close Finish)

    Lions vs. ArgonautsJun 28 9:17 PM
  • 19
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 19 roots (Close Finish)

    Lions vs. ArgonautsJun 28 9:07 PM


  • CFL
    TD TOR
    MICHAEL PALMER 8 YD PASS FROM MICHAEL BISHOP
    (CHRIS HARDY KICK)
    BC 24
    TORONTO 22 8:35 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Lions vs. ArgonautsJun 28 9:02 PM


  • CFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BC 7 3 14 24
    TORONTO 0 15 0 15 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BCL - TD, JAMAL JOHNSON RECOVERED BLOCKED
    PUNT IN END ZONE (PAUL MCCALLUM
    KICK), 11:33. BC 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: TOR - SINGLE, NOEL PREFONTAINE 0 YD OFF A MISSED
    FIELD GOAL 0:14. BC 7-1
    BCL

    Jun 28 8:45 PM


  • CFL
    TD BCL
    JOE SMITH 1 YD RUN
    (PAUL MCCALLUM KICK)
    BC 24
    TORONTO 15 3:04 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Lions vs. ArgonautsJun 28 8:39 PM


  • CFL
    TD BCL
    JOE SMITH 3 YD RUN
    (PAUL MCCALLUM KICK)
    BC 17
    TORONTO 15 0:59 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Lions vs. ArgonautsJun 28 8:18 PM


  • CFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BC 7 3 10
    TORONTO 0 15 15 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BCL - TD, JAMAL JOHNSON RECOVERED BLOCKED
    PUNT IN END ZONE (PAUL MCCALLUM
    KICK), 11:33. BC 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: TOR - SINGLE, NOEL PREFONTAINE 0 YD OFF A MISSED
    FIELD GOAL 0:14. BC 7-1
    BCL - F

    Jun 28 7:58 PM


  • CFL
    TD TOR
    BASHIR LEVINGSTON 129 YD RETURN OF ATTEMPTED FIELD GOAL
    (CHRIS HARDY KICK)
    BC 10
    TORONTO 15 0:28 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lions vs. ArgonautsJun 28 7:56 PM


  • CFL
    TD TOR
    ARLAND BRUCE 11 YD PASS FROM DAMON ALLEN
    (CHRIS HARDY KICK)
    BC 10
    TORONTO 8 1:57 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lions vs. ArgonautsJun 28 7:45 PM


  • CFL
    FG BCL
    PAUL MCCALLUM 33 YD
    BC 10
    TORONTO 1 4:20 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lions vs. ArgonautsJun 28 7:36 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE TOR
    NOEL PREFONTAINE 0 YD OFF A MISSED FIELD GOAL
    BC 7
    TORONTO 1 14:46 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lions vs. ArgonautsJun 28 7:16 PM


  • CFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BC 7 7
    TORONTO 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BCL - TD, JAMAL JOHNSON RECOVERED BLOCKED
    PUNT IN END ZONE (PAUL MCCALLUM
    KICK), 11:33. BC 7-0

    Jun 28 7:11 PM


  • CFL
    TD BCL
    JAMAL JOHNSON RECOVERED BLOCKED PUNT IN END ZONE
    (PAUL MCCALLUM KICK)
    BC 7
    TORONTO 0 3:27 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Lions vs. ArgonautsJun 28 7:05 PM