TORONTO – Another week, another stellar outing for Toronto Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray. Sunday against his former team, Ray amassed 413 yards and 3 touchdowns on 30 of 35 passing. Not only did the league’s second-leading passer start the game a perfect 17 for 17 to tie a club record but he had the third best single-game competitions percentage in Argos history (85.7) behind only Condredge Holloway and Tobin Rote.
As Toronto’s pass-heavy offence continues to assault opposing defenders, CFL.ca crunched some numbers to find out where Ray would sit in the Argonauts record books should he continue his pace
By season’s end, Ricky Ray could…
- Finish fourth all-time in Argos single-season passing with 5,009 behind Damon Allen (5,082) and Doug Flutie (5,720, 5,505)
- Move into fifth place on the Argos all-time career passing list with 9,068 yards after only two seasons.
- Finish with 40 touchdowns which would put him second all-time in single-season TDs (behind Doug Flutie) and tied for 5th all-time in career touchdown passes.
- Take over fourth all-time in career completions with 726 in only two seasons
Ray says that he remains aware of his numbers but not to seek individual accolades but rather, to know where he needs to get better.
“I do (follow my stats) so I know where I need to improve. My goal every night is to throw 300 yards and to complete 65% of my balls, that what I try and shoot for”, he told reporters after Sunday’s matchup.
“When you look at each play individually you feel like you should be able to complete every one. I think we are just in a good stretch right now and there are going to be some games where I do not complete as many passes. We are going to face some adversity throughout the season and we are just going to have to handle it when it comes.”
Despite the torrid pace, Ray continues to exude humility, deflecting credit and pointing it towards his teammates.
“Just feels like seeing everything and trusting everything and there is no second guessing or double clutching or worrying about anything and that is a good feeling to have. When you’re back there and not seeing it clear and you are not sure and you are holding onto the ball that is when it gets tough. Tonight was just one of those nights where it felt good.”
“I have had some games where I have felt I have felt I have been in this type of rhythm, probably not for this sort of stretch. Even last year when we were playing good, I felt like I was getting into pretty good rhythm for most of those games, obviously not completing as many balls.”
- With files from Argonauts.ca