July 31, 2014

2014 CFL Replay: A look back at Week 6

Adam Gagnon

CFL.ca Staff

TORONTO — Another week of football is in the books. Miss anything over the past few days? Don’t worry, CFL.ca’s Replay has got you covered.

Here’s how it all went down in Week 6:

  D. Willy: 31/43, 361 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT  
N. Grigsby: 13 att, 56 yds, 1 TD  
  A. Kelly: 7 rec, 101 yds, 0 TD  
  D. LeFevour: 19/33, 189 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT  
  C. Gable: 6 att, 18 yds, 0 TD  
  L. Tasker: 3 rec, 53 yds, 0 TD 

The legend of Drew Willy grew on Thursday night, as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers pulled off an improbable last-drive comeback to stun the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 27-26 at McMaster’s Ron Joyce Stadium.

Nic Grigsby hauled in a Willy pass on the game’s final play, capping off a minute-long drive that started in Bomber territory to give the Bombers their fifth win of the season and temporarily move them into top spot in the West Division.

The Ticats overcame a 20-3 deficit after the first half, scoring 23 unanswered points in the second half to take the lead — but on this day it wasn’t enough, as they couldn’t hold off Willy’s late-game magic.

 » Recap: Willy’s late-game heroics stun Ticats
 » Highlights: Willy leads the late-game comeback
 » View Game Stats
 » Images: Winnipeg at Hamilton
 » Video: Gable’s 48-yard TD Catch
 » Video: McDuffie’s 66-yard Punt Return TD
 » Video: Grigsby Caps Off Stunning Game Winning Drive


31     5
  R. Ray: 19/33, 186 yds, 2 TD, 0 INT  
S. Slaton: 12 att, 52 yds, 0 TD  
  M. Mann: 5 rec, 75 yds, 0 TD  
  T. Smith: 5/10, 63 yds, 0 TD, 0 INT  
  B. Whitaker: 12 att, 31 yds, 0 TD  
  K. Stafford: 3 rec, 37 yds, 0 TD  

With the injury bug biting his primary targets, Ricky Ray leaned on RB Steve Slaton who had two touchdowns in a 31-5 Toronto Argonauts win over the Montreal Alouettes Friday night at Percival Molson Stadium.

Slaton, who is a part of an Argos rushing attack by committee, did just as much damage in the air in this one, earning both of his majors off receptions.  The West Virginia product finished the night with 52 yards on the ground and 48 in the air .

Ray finished 19 of 33 for 186 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.

At the helm of the Alouettes offence as once again Troy Smith who was trying to erase a forgettable performance in Vancouver where he and his club were handled 41-5.  Smith vowed to be better following a much-needed bye week and relied on his tailback early.

 » Recap: Boatmen grind out important win in Montreal
 » Highlights: Argos win Important Eastern Division Battle
 » View Game Stats
 » Images: Toronto at Montreal
 » Video: Slaton Scores First TD


25     24
    K. Glenn: 22/32, 277 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT   
  A. Harris: 15 att, 70 yds, 0 TD   
  E. Jackson: 3 rec, 83 yds, 1 TD  
  B. Mitchell: 21/31, 227 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT  
  M. Mallett: 14 att, 116 yds, 0 TD  
  M. Mallett: 6 rec, 59 yds, 0 TD  

Kevin Glenn connected with Ernest Jackson with under two minutes to play to give the BC Lions a gutsy 25-24 win over the Calgary Stampeders Friday night at McMahon Stadium.

Playing catch-up for most of the final three quarters, Glenn strong-armed a pass to Jackson who was open down the near sidelines.  The third-year pass-catcher split a pair of Calgary defenders and raced to the end zone to give the Lions the one-point lead which would prove to be the winning tally.

Friday night marked the return of Glenn to Calgary where he was consistently listed as a backup but spelled injured quarterbacks for two seasons while also leading the Stamps to a Grey Cup appearance in 2012.

The win was his first in nine tries at McMahon as a visiting quarterback dating back to his days in Saskatchewan, Winnipeg and Hamilton.

The loss was Calgary’s first of the season.

 » Recap: Lions battle back, top Stampeders
 » Highlights: Mallet’s Great Debut can’t Stop Lions
 » View Game Stats
 » Images: BC at Calgary
 » Video: Keon Raymond to the House
 » Video: Ronnie Yell’s Pick Six


38     14
  D. Durant: 19/25, 294 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT   
  W. Ford: 20 att, 74 yds, 2 TD   
  R. Bagg: 6 rec, 123 yds, 0 TD 
  H. Burris: 17/33, 217 yds, 0 TD, 2 INT  
  C. Walker: 12 att, 47 yds, 0 TD  
  D. Collins: 4 rec, 68 yds, 0 TD  

The Saskatchewan Roughriders took advantage of two early turnovers, while Will Ford had another good night rushing for 61 yards and two touchdowns as they beat the Ottawa REDBLACKS 38-14 at TD Place on Saturday night.

The loss was Ottawa’s first at home this season.

The evening started in a familiar way for the Riders’ defence, as the unit forced two key turnovers early on in the first quarter, one of which translated into six points.

 » Recap: Riders roll to another big win in Ottawa
 » Highlights: Riders Get Ahead Early and Don’t Look Back
 » View Game Stats
 » Images: Saskatchewan at Ottawa
 » Video: Dobson Collins Onside Punt TD
 » Video: Jackson’s 111-yard Missed FG Return TD