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Taylor helps Alouettes secure berth in Grey Cup

Nov 16, 2008 - 12:17 AM
MONTREAL (Ticker) -- Larry Taylor returned a pair of punts for touchdowns as the Montreal Alouettes advanced to the Grey Cup with a 36-26 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos.

The Alouettes (12-7) will host either the BC Lions or Calgary Stampeders in the title game on November 23.

Taylor sent the Olympic Stadium crowd into a frenzy when he brought back his first punt 64 yards for a touchdown with 1:56 remaining in the first half to give the Alouettes the lead for good, 19-13. He provided more fireworks early in the fourth with a 97-yard return that made it 36-13.

Anthony Calvillo completed 20-of-32 passes for 295 yards and a touchdown for Montreal, which advanced to the Grey Cup for the sixth time since 2000. The only title during that span came in 2000 when they defeated the Eskimos.

Ricky Ray threw for 339 yards and a touchdown for the Eskimos (11-9), who were seeking their first title game appearance since 2003.








  • EAST DIVISION FINAL
    CFL EAST DIVISION FINAL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 7 6 0 13 26
    MONTREAL 3 16 10 7 36 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: EDM - TD, JUSTIN COOPER RECOVERED BLOCKED
    PUNT IN END ZONE (NOEL PREFONTAINE
    KICK), 5:03. EDMONTON 7-0
    MON - FG, DAMON DUVAL 28 YD, 10:41. EDMONTON
    7

    Nov 15 4:09 PM


  • EAST DIVISION FINAL
    CFL EAST DIVISION FINAL
    TD EDM
    TRISTAN JACKSON 78 YD PUNT RETURN
    (TWO-POINT CONVERSION FAILED)
    EDMONTON 26
    MONTREAL 36 0:50 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eskimos 26, Alouettes 36  4th - 0:50Nov 15 4:07 PM


  • EAST DIVISION FINAL
    CFL EAST DIVISION FINAL
    TD EDM
    KELLY CAMPBELL 55 YD PASS FROM RICKY RAY
    (NOEL PREFONTAINE KICK)
    EDMONTON 20
    MONTREAL 36 11:35 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eskimos 20, Alouettes 36  4th - 11:35Nov 15 3:39 PM


  • EAST DIVISION FINAL
    CFL EAST DIVISION FINAL
    TD MON
    LARRY TAYLOR 97 YD PUNT RETURN
    (DAMON DUVAL KICK)
    EDMONTON 13
    MONTREAL 36 13:55 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eskimos 13, Alouettes 36  4th - 13:55Nov 15 3:33 PM


  • EAST DIVISION FINAL
    CFL EAST DIVISION FINAL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 7 6 0 13
    MONTREAL 3 16 10 29 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: EDM - TD, JUSTIN COOPER RECOVERED BLOCKED
    PUNT IN END ZONE (NOEL PREFONTAINE
    KICK), 5:03. EDMONTON 7-0
    MON - FG, DAMON DUVAL 28 YD, 10:41. EDMO

    Nov 15 3:32 PM


  • EAST DIVISION FINAL
    CFL EAST DIVISION FINAL
    FG MON
    DAMON DUVAL 13 YD
    EDMONTON 13
    MONTREAL 29 0:03 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Eskimos 13, Alouettes 29  3rd - 0:03Nov 15 3:32 PM


  • EAST DIVISION FINAL
    CFL EAST DIVISION FINAL
    TD MON
    AVON COBOURNE 1 YD RUN
    (DAMON DUVAL KICK)
    EDMONTON 13
    MONTREAL 26 8:38 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Eskimos 13, Alouettes 26  3rd - 8:38Nov 15 3:07 PM


  • EAST DIVISION FINAL
    CFL EAST DIVISION FINAL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 7 6 13
    MONTREAL 3 16 19 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: EDM - TD, JUSTIN COOPER RECOVERED BLOCKED
    PUNT IN END ZONE (NOEL PREFONTAINE
    KICK), 5:03. EDMONTON 7-0
    MON - FG, DAMON DUVAL 28 YD, 10:41. EDMONTON

    Nov 15 2:29 PM


  • EAST DIVISION FINAL
    CFL EAST DIVISION FINAL
    TD MON
    LARRY TAYLOR 64 YD PUNT RETURN
    (DAMON DUVAL KICK)
    EDMONTON 13
    MONTREAL 19 1:24 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 13, Alouettes 19  2nd - 1:24Nov 15 2:26 PM


  • EAST DIVISION FINAL
    CFL EAST DIVISION FINAL
    TD MON
    JAMEL RICHARDSON 8 YD PASS FROM ANTHONY CALVILLO
    (DAMON DUVAL KICK)
    EDMONTON 13
    MONTREAL 12 2:31 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 13, Alouettes 12  2nd - 2:31Nov 15 2:25 PM


  • EAST DIVISION FINAL
    CFL EAST DIVISION FINAL
    SAFETY MON
    EDMONTON 13
    MONTREAL 5 6:50 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 13, Alouettes 5  2nd - 6:50Nov 15 2:25 PM


  • EAST DIVISION FINAL
    CFL EAST DIVISION FINAL
    FG EDM
    NOEL PREFONTAINE 22 YD
    EDMONTON 13
    MONTREAL 3 9:58 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 13, Alouettes 3  2nd - 9:58Nov 15 2:00 PM


  • EAST DIVISION FINAL
    CFL EAST DIVISION FINAL
    FG EDM
    NOEL PREFONTAINE 45 YD
    EDMONTON 10
    MONTREAL 3 14:47 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 10, Alouettes 3  2nd - 14:47Nov 15 1:52 PM


  • EAST DIVISION FINAL
    CFL EAST DIVISION FINAL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 7 7
    MONTREAL 3 3 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: EDM - TD, JUSTIN COOPER RECOVERED BLOCKED
    PUNT IN END ZONE (NOEL PREFONTAINE
    KICK), 5:03. EDMONTON 7-0
    MON - FG, DAMON DUVAL 28 YD, 10:41. EDMO

    Nov 15 1:45 PM


  • EAST DIVISION FINAL
    CFL EAST DIVISION FINAL
    FG MON
    DAMON DUVAL 28 YD
    EDMONTON 7
    MONTREAL 3 4:19 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Eskimos 7, Alouettes 3  1st - 4:19Nov 15 1:32 PM


  • EAST DIVISION FINAL
    CFL EAST DIVISION FINAL
    TD EDM
    JUSTIN COOPER RECOVERED BLOCKED PUNT IN END ZONE
    (NOEL PREFONTAINE KICK)
    EDMONTON 7
    MONTREAL 0 9:57 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Eskimos 7, Alouettes 0  1st - 9:57Nov 15 1:23 PM