TORONTO — Week 3 is in the books, which means there will be plenty to chat about at the water coolers until Week 4 action kicks off next Thursday.
In the third week of action, the surprising Blue Bombers staged a dramatic comeback to remain undefeated, while the Eskimos kept their winning streak intact as well, downing the REDBLACKS at home on Friday night football.
One night later, the Stampeders stormed into Toronto and took care of the Argonauts with ease, while the Lions handled the Roughriders at a raucous Mosaic Stadium.
Here’s a recap of the week that was:
D. Willy: 24/38, 256 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT N. Grigsby: 6 att, 34 yds, 0 TD N. Moore: 7 rec, 84 yds, 0 TD
T. Smith: 18/32, 309 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT B. Whitaker: 14 att, 68 yds, 0 TD B. London: 4 rec, 77 yds, 0 TD
The legend of Drew Willy continues to grow in Winnipeg.
Down five with 28 seconds remaining, Willy hooked up with Julian Feoli-Gudino for a 17-yard touchdown to give the Blue Bombers a thrilling 34-33 victory over the Alouettes on Friday Night Football.
Willy was good on 24 of his 38 passes for 256 yards and the lone strike. Seven of those completions found the hands of Nick Moore, who registered 84 receiving yards, his second best total of the year.
The matchup marked the first of two between the two teams. They’ll meet again in Week 9, one week ahead of Labour Day.
H. Burris: 13/25, 134 yds, 0 TD, 0 INT C. Walker: 10 att, 92 yds, 1 TD C. Mitchell: 1 rec, 32 yds, 0 TD
M. Reilly: 22/33, 256 yds, 3 TD, 0 INT J. White: 15 att, 99 yds, 0 TD A. Bowman: 9 rec, 140 yds, 3 TD
Adarius Bowman scored a hat-trick of majors in the second half to help guide the Edmonton Eskimos to their third-straight win, 27-11 over the Ottawa REDBLACKS.
The Eskimos offence was stymied by the REDBLACKS defence in the first half, but after only scoring a pair of points in the first 30 minutes, came out in the second half and scored 23 points to send Ottawa home searching for their first victory.
Bowman finished the game with nine recpetions and 140 yards, while Eskimos quaterback Mike Reilly went 22-of-33 for 256 yards and three touchdown passes in the game
B.L. Mitchell: 16/24, 267 yds, 4 TD, 0 INT M. Walter: 10 att, 46 yds, 0 TD A. Parker: 4 rec, 101 yds, 1 TD
R. Ray: 28/36, 292 yds, 0 TD, 0 INT J. Johnson: 9 att, 57 yds, 0 TD C. Owens: 9 rec, 102 yds, 0 TD
Bo Levi Mitchell remains undefeated in his CFL career, after throwing four touchdown passes to lead the Calgary Stampeders to a 34-15 win over the Toronto Argonauts on Saturday night at the Rogers Centre.
The 24-year-old carved up a young Argos’ secondary from start to finish, while Calgary’s defence kept the dangerous Ricky Ray out of the end zone to help the Stampeders earn the win despite the absence of Jon Cornish, Nik Lewis, and Maurice Price from the lineup.
Mitchell went 16-24 for 267 yards and four touchdowns to move to 5-0 as a starter in his young career, as he moves closer to the all-time record of seven straight wins to begin a career set by former Stamps quarterback Jeff Garcia.