Alouettes get first shutout in 33 years

Aug 8, 2009 - 3:46 AM Anthony Calvillo completed 13 straight passes in the second quarter and the Montreal Alouettes recorded their first shutout in nearly 33 years by beating the Toronto Argonauts 25-0 on Friday night.

Calvillo, who completed 35 of 43 passes for 390 yards, directed two scoring drives to help the Alouettes (5-1) open a 16-0 halftime lead. He had eight straight completions to set up the first of Avon Cobourne's two 1-yard TD runs, and another five before backup quarterback Adrian McPherson's 1-yard scoring pass to defensive tackle Eric Wilson on the final play of the first half.

Montreal, which bounced back from a loss at Edmonton last week, had not shut out an opponent since a 28-0 victory over Toronto on Sept. 5, 1976.

Alouettes slotback Ben Cahoon had eight catches for 103 yards and became the eighth player in CFL history to reach 12,000 receiving yards. Cahoon, who had seven receptions for 97 yards in the first half, passed Derrell Mitchell for seventh on the all-time list with 12,035.

The Argonauts (2-4) dropped to last in the East and have scored 40 points in their last four games after scoring 66 in their first two.

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