Lions
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24 - 20 Final
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Pierce, Lions edge Argonauts, clinch playoff berth

Oct 4, 2008 - 4:27 AM
TORONTO (Ticker) -- Buck Pierce threw two touchdown passes as the BC Lions clinched a playoff berth with a 24-20 victory over the Toronto Argonauts on Friday.

Charles Roberts added a one-yard touchdown plunge for the Lions (9-5), who will be joined in Grey Cup Playoffs by the Calgary Stampeders. Calgary punched its ticket to the postseason with Toronto's loss.

It will be the 12th straight playoff berth for BC, which took a 24-17 lead after three quarters thanks to Pierce's 13-yard connection with O'Neil Wilson in the first quarter, Roberts' run in the second quarter, and Pierce's 10-yard strike to running back Stefan Logan in third. Pierce's toss to Logan capped the scoring for the Lions.

Pierce was 15-of-22 for 169 yards. Logan had 18 carries for 144 yards for BC, which racked up 394 yards of total offense. Roberts ran for 19 yards on five carries, including his short TD run.

Former NFL kicker Mike Vanderjagt booted two field goals for Toronto (4-10), which is out of playoff contention.








  • CFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BC 7 10 7 0 24
    TORONTO 0 14 3 3 20 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BCL - TD, O'NEIL WILSON 13 YD PASS FROM BUCK
    PIERCE (PAUL MCCALLUM KICK), 3:49.
    BC 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: BCL - FG, PAUL MCCALLUM 18 YD, 1:24. BC 10-0
    TOR - TD, JAMAL ROBERTSON 75 YD RUN (MIKE
    VAND

    Oct 3 9:58 PM


  • CFL
    FG TOR
    MIKE VANDERJAGT 38 YD
    BC 24
    TORONTO 20 3:34 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Lions 24, Argonauts 20  4th - 3:34Oct 3 9:42 PM
  • 46
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 46 roots (Close Finish)

    Lions 24, Argonauts 20  4th - 3:34Oct 3 9:42 PM


  • CFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BC 7 10 7 24
    TORONTO 0 14 3 17 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BCL - TD, O'NEIL WILSON 13 YD PASS FROM BUCK
    PIERCE (PAUL MCCALLUM KICK), 3:49.
    BC 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: BCL - FG, PAUL MCCALLUM 18 YD, 1:24. BC 10-0
    TOR - TD, JAMAL ROBERTSON 75 YD RUN (MIK

    Oct 3 9:17 PM


  • CFL
    TD BCL
    STEFAN LOGAN 10 YD PASS FROM BUCK PIERCE
    (PAUL MCCALLUM KICK)
    BC 24
    TORONTO 17 4:08 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Lions 24, Argonauts 17  3rd - 4:08Oct 3 9:06 PM


  • CFL
    FG TOR
    MIKE VANDERJAGT 28 YD
    BC 17
    TORONTO 17 8:36 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Lions 17, Argonauts 17  3rd - 8:36Oct 3 8:58 PM


  • CFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BC 7 10 17
    TORONTO 0 14 14 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BCL - TD, O'NEIL WILSON 13 YD PASS FROM BUCK
    PIERCE (PAUL MCCALLUM KICK), 3:49.
    BC 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: BCL - FG, PAUL MCCALLUM 18 YD, 1:24. BC 10-0
    TOR - TD, JAMAL ROBERTSON 75 YD RUN (MIKE
    V

    Oct 3 8:27 PM


  • CFL
    TD TOR
    JAMAL ROBERTSON 48 YD RUN
    (MIKE VANDERJAGT KICK)
    BC 17
    TORONTO 14 2:52 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lions 17, Argonauts 14  2nd - 2:52Oct 3 8:12 PM


  • CFL
    TD BCL
    CHARLES ROBERTS 2 YD RUN
    (PAUL MCCALLUM KICK)
    BC 17
    TORONTO 7 9:19 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lions 17, Argonauts 7  2nd - 9:19Oct 3 7:55 PM


  • CFL
    TD TOR
    JAMAL ROBERTSON 75 YD RUN
    (MIKE VANDERJAGT KICK)
    BC 10
    TORONTO 7 13:14 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lions 10, Argonauts 7  2nd - 13:14Oct 3 7:49 PM


  • CFL
    FG BCL
    PAUL MCCALLUM 18 YD
    BC 10
    TORONTO 0 13:36 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lions 10, Argonauts 0  2nd - 13:36Oct 3 7:44 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, O'NEIL WILSON 13 YD PASS FROM BUCK
    PIERCE (PAUL MCCALLUM KICK), 3:49.
    BC 7-0

    Oct 3 7:39 PM


  • CFL
    TD BCL
    O'NEIL WILSON 13 YD PASS FROM BUCK PIERCE
    (PAUL MCCALLUM KICK)
    BC 7
    TORONTO 0 11:11 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Lions 7, Argonauts 0  1st - 11:11Oct 3 7:15 PM