The Canadian Press/CFL.ca Staff
TORONTO -- The Toronto Argonauts won't reveal the fate of their starting quarterback until Thursday at the earliest. Ray went down in the first quarter of Toronto's 35-14 loss and didn't return after being hit by defensive end Charleston Hughes.
"It's tough to see your starting quarterback go down but you don't have time to feel for Ricky," Argos coach Scott Milanovich said after Friday's contest. "That's the job of the backup quarterback.
"It's never easy to come off the bench with no reps, especially on a short week. Their guy (Mitchell) had to do the same thing."
Ray completed his first five passes, including a 19-yard TD strike to Jason Barnes at 5:10 to open the scoring. Ray, who guided Toronto past Calgary 35-22 in the 100th Grey Cup game last November at Rogers Centre, capped an eight-play, 65-yard march set up by Cleyon Laing's recovery of McDaniel's fumble following a 29-yard reception on the game's first offensive play.
Ray returned to Toronto's bench in the third and wasn't wearing a shoulder harness. Ray said afterwards he didn't think he suffered a shoulder separation and was held out for precautionary reasons.
Ray came in having completed 64-of-73 passes (87.7 per cent) for 851 yards and eight touchdowns over his three previous starts. He was the CFL's offensive player of the week after finishing 30-of-35 passing for 413 yards and three TDs in a 36-33 home win over Edmonton on Sunday.
Zach Collaros, who entered in relief, led Toronto past B.C. 38-12 on July 30 when Ray had a knee injury but couldn't duplicate that feat Friday, finishing 16-of-26 passing for 221 yards and an interception, the Argos first this season.
"We felt we could've won regardless of losing Ricky," said Barnes, who had five catches for 106 yards and a TD. "We have a specific package with Zach and he knows what to do.
"We just couldn't extend any long drives and they outplayed us."
On the other side, Calgary head coach/general manager John Hufnagel had nothing but praise for his club.
"We held a very high-scoring offence to 14 points, that's pretty good," he said. "I know they're missing their starting quarterback but so are we.
"I'm very proud of this football team just because of what they've had to contend with up to this point. They had full confidence if they played their game that they had a chance to win the game and that's what they did."
Glenn finished 14-of-20 passing for 228 yards and the two TDs. Jonathan Williams and Matt Walter combined for 138 yards rushing in place of Cornish, the 2012 CFL rushing leader who's second this year with 749 yards.
Williams, a former practice roster player, had 82 yards on 18 carries while Walter added 56 yards on 10 carries.
"It was like, 'Jon Cornish who?' Glenn said with a chuckle. "They both took advantage of opportunities.
"Jon being a guy who was on the practice roster and hadn't suited up since preseason coming in here and doing the kind of things he was doing, everyone on the team had confidence in him. Now the rest of the CFL, the rest of Canada has seen what he can do."
Calgary earned its fifth straight win over an East Division team and beat Toronto for the first time in six regular-season meetings. Kicker Rene Paredes booted three field goals but had his CFL record-streak end at 39 straight when he missed from 22 yards in the fourth for a single.
Paredes also had three converts while the other points came on two safeties.