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Congi, defense lead Roughriders to season-opening win

Jan 9, 2008 - 4:53 PM MONTREAL (Ticker) -- Luca Congi provided the offense and the defense did the rest, making Kent Austin's coaching debut with the Saskatchewan Roughriders a successful one.

Congi kicked three field goals and the defense allowed only a single touchdown as the Roughriders posted a 16-7 victory over the Montreal Alouettes in the season opener for both teams Friday.

With Saskatchewan (1-0) trailing, 2-0, after one quarter, Congi converted kicks of 45 and 37 yards in the second and another 45-yarder in the third to give the Roughriders a 9-2 advantage. Kerry Joseph increased the lead at 9:06 of the quarter, tossing a 34-yard pass to Henri Childs for the only touchdown of the game.

Joseph went 16-of-30 for 230 yards, while Childs gained 34 yards on the ground and 64 receiving.

Ben Cahoon made 11 catches for 96 yards for Montreal (0-1), which registered three safeties in losing its first opener since 1996.








  • CFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SASKATCHEWAN 0 6 10 0 16
    MONTREAL 2 0 3 2 7 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MON - SAFETY, BALL THROUGH END ZONE 15:00.
    MONTREAL 2-0
    2ND QUARTER: SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 45 YD, 3:52.
    SASKATCHEWAN 3-2
    SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 37 YD, 14:15.
    SASKATCHEWAN 6-2
    3RD QUARTER: SAS -

    Jun 29 10:32 PM


  • CFL
    SAFETY MON
    SASKATCHEWAN 16
    MONTREAL 7 6:32 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Roughriders vs. AlouettesJun 29 10:08 PM


  • CFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SASKATCHEWAN 0 6 10 16
    MONTREAL 2 0 3 5 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MON - SAFETY, BALL THROUGH END ZONE 15:00.
    MONTREAL 2-0
    2ND QUARTER: SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 45 YD, 3:52.
    SASKATCHEWAN 3-2
    SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 37 YD, 14:15.
    SASKATCHEWAN 6-2
    3RD QUARTER:

    Jun 29 9:44 PM


  • CFL
    SAFETY MON
    BALL THROUGH END ZONE
    SASKATCHEWAN 16
    MONTREAL 5 1:55 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Roughriders vs. AlouettesJun 29 9:44 PM


  • CFL
    SASKATCHEWAN 16
    MONTREAL 3 5:54 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Roughriders vs. AlouettesJun 29 9:33 PM


  • CFL
    TD SAS
    HENRI CHILDS 34 YD PASS FROM KERRY JOSEPH
    (LUCA CONGI KICK)
    SASKATCHEWAN 16
    MONTREAL 2 5:54 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Roughriders vs. AlouettesJun 29 9:33 PM


  • CFL
    SASKATCHEWAN 9
    MONTREAL 3 8:26 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Roughriders vs. AlouettesJun 29 9:29 PM


  • CFL
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 45 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 9
    MONTREAL 2 11:51 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Roughriders vs. AlouettesJun 29 9:20 PM


  • CFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SASKATCHEWAN 0 6 6
    MONTREAL 2 0 2 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MON - SAFETY, BALL THROUGH END ZONE 15:00.
    MONTREAL 2-0
    2ND QUARTER: SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 45 YD, 3:52.
    SASKATCHEWAN 3-2
    SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 37 YD, 14:15.
    SASKATCHEWAN 6-2

    Jun 29 8:59 PM


  • CFL
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 37 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 6
    MONTREAL 2 0:45 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Roughriders vs. AlouettesJun 29 8:55 PM


  • CFL
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 45 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 3
    MONTREAL 2 11:08 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Roughriders vs. AlouettesJun 29 8:28 PM


  • CFL
    SAFETY MON
    BALL THROUGH END ZONE
    SASKATCHEWAN 0
    MONTREAL 2 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Jun 29 8:16 PM


  • CFL
    SAFETY MON
    BALL THROUGH END ZONE
    SASKATCHEWAN 0
    MONTREAL 2 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Roughriders vs. AlouettesJun 29 8:16 PM
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    sparticis Added 5 roots

    Roughriders vs. AlouettesJun 29 3:52 PM