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Bishop tosses three scores as Argonauts clinch East Division

Jan 9, 2008 - 6:07 PM
REGINA, Saskatchewan (Ticker) -- Michael Bishop tossed three touchdowns to help the Toronto Argonauts clinch the Eastern Division title with a 41-13 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday.

Toronto (11-7-0), which has won seven straight, catapulted over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, who took over first place on Friday night with a win over Montreal.

The Argonauts have secured a first-round bye and will now await the winner of the November 11 game between Montreal and Winnipeg.

Meanwhile, Saskatchewan has already clinched second place in the West and will host Calgary on November 11.

Bishop and the Argonauts continued their impressive run by scoring on their first possession thanks to a one-yard run by John Avery.

After Noel Prefontaine kicked a 26-yard field goal to make it 10-0, Bishop hit Andre Talbot for a 43-yard score that put Toronto up 17-0 with two minutes left in the first quarter.

Bishop, who finished 20-of-34 for 366 yards, hooked up with Talbot again for a four-yard touchdown pass in the third. He then found Arland Bruce for a 38-yard score with 6:35 left in the fourth.

Kerry Joseph completed 7-of-18 passes for 92 yards and was pulled in favor of Marcus Crandell as the Roughriders (12-6-0) watched their five-game winning streak come to an end.

Crandell did not fare much better, going 6-of-11 for 54 yards with an interception.






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    roots
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    Argonauts vs. RoughridersNov 3 9:20 PM


  • CFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 17 7 7 10 41
    SASKATCHEWAN 0 12 1 0 13 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TOR - FG, NOEL PREFONTAINE 26 YD, 10:23.
    TORONTO 3-0
    TOR - TD, JOHN AVERY 1 YD RUN (NOEL
    PREFONTAINE KICK), 6:10. TORONTO
    10-0
    TOR - TD, ANDRE TALBOT 43 YD PASS FROM
    MICHAEL BISHOP (NOEL PRE

    Nov 3 6:12 PM


  • CFL
    FG TOR
    CHRIS HARDY 33 YD
    TORONTO 41
    SASKATCHEWAN 13 0:55 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Argonauts vs. RoughridersNov 3 6:08 PM


  • CFL
    TD TOR
    ARLAND BRUCE III 38 YD PASS FROM MICHAEL BISHOP
    (CHRIS HARDY KICK)
    TORONTO 38
    SASKATCHEWAN 13 8:25 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Argonauts vs. RoughridersNov 3 5:51 PM


  • CFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 17 7 7 31
    SASKATCHEWAN 0 12 1 13 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TOR - FG, NOEL PREFONTAINE 26 YD, 10:23.
    TORONTO 3-0
    TOR - TD, JOHN AVERY 1 YD RUN (NOEL
    PREFONTAINE KICK), 6:10. TORONTO
    10-0
    TOR - TD, ANDRE TALBOT 43 YD PASS FROM
    MICHAEL BISHOP (N

    Nov 3 5:15 PM


  • CFL
    TD TOR
    ANDRE TALBOT 4 YD PASS FROM MICHAEL BISHOP
    (CHRIS HARDY KICK)
    TORONTO 31
    SASKATCHEWAN 13 1:43 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Argonauts vs. RoughridersNov 3 5:09 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE SAS
    LUCA CONGI 56 YD OFF A KICKOFF
    TORONTO 24
    SASKATCHEWAN 13 10:50 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Argonauts vs. RoughridersNov 3 4:53 PM


  • CFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 17 7 24
    SASKATCHEWAN 0 12 12 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TOR - FG, NOEL PREFONTAINE 26 YD, 10:23.
    TORONTO 3-0
    TOR - TD, JOHN AVERY 1 YD RUN (NOEL
    PREFONTAINE KICK), 6:10. TORONTO
    10-0
    TOR - TD, ANDRE TALBOT 43 YD PASS FROM
    MICHAEL BISHOP (NOEL

    Nov 3 4:26 PM


  • CFL
    TD TOR
    JOHN AVERY 1 YD RUN
    (CHRIS HARDY KICK)
    TORONTO 24
    SASKATCHEWAN 12 1:16 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Argonauts vs. RoughridersNov 3 4:17 PM


  • CFL
    TD SAS
    JOSH RANEK 2 YD RUN
    (LUCA CONGI KICK)
    TORONTO 17
    SASKATCHEWAN 12 6:46 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Argonauts vs. RoughridersNov 3 4:08 PM


  • CFL
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 15 YD
    TORONTO 17
    SASKATCHEWAN 5 10:59 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Argonauts vs. RoughridersNov 3 3:51 PM


  • CFL
    SAFETY SAS
    NOEL PREFONTAINE RAN OUT OF END ZONE
    TORONTO 17
    SASKATCHEWAN 2 13:33 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Argonauts vs. RoughridersNov 3 3:45 PM


  • CFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 17 17
    SASKATCHEWAN 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TOR - FG, NOEL PREFONTAINE 26 YD, 10:23.
    TORONTO 3-0
    TOR - TD, JOHN AVERY 1 YD RUN (NOEL
    PREFONTAINE KICK), 6:10. TORONTO
    10-0
    TOR - TD, ANDRE TALBOT 43 YD PASS FROM
    MICHAEL BISHOP (N

    Nov 3 3:39 PM


  • CFL
    TD TOR
    ANDRE TALBOT 43 YD PASS FROM MICHAEL BISHOP
    (NOEL PREFONTAINE KICK)
    TORONTO 17
    SASKATCHEWAN 0 2:19 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Argonauts vs. RoughridersNov 3 3:34 PM


  • CFL
    TD TOR
    JOHN AVERY 1 YD RUN
    (NOEL PREFONTAINE KICK)
    TORONTO 10
    SASKATCHEWAN 0 8:50 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Argonauts vs. RoughridersNov 3 3:24 PM


  • CFL
    FG TOR
    NOEL PREFONTAINE 26 YD
    TORONTO 3
    SASKATCHEWAN 0 4:37 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Argonauts vs. RoughridersNov 3 3:24 PM
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    Argonauts vs. RoughridersAug 13 9:46 PM