August 14, 2014

2014 CFL Replay: A look back at Week 8 Staff

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

Here’s how it all went down in Week 8:

  D. Willy: 23/31, 193 yds, 2 TD, 0 INT  
N. Grigsby: 7 att, 66 yds, 1 TD  
  C. Denmark: 6 rec, 76 yds, 0 TD  
  R. Ray: 26/33, 297 yds, 4 TD, 0 INT  
  C. Steele: 10 att, 92 yds, 1 TD  
  S. Watt: 3 rec, 56 yds, 1 TD 

The Toronto Argonauts were able to avenge their Week 1 loss in Winnipeg by handing the Blue Bombers a 38-21 loss in Toronto on Tuesday night.

Ricky Ray captained the Argos by completing 26-of-33 passes for 297 yards and throwing four touchdowns to four different receivers in the game. Ray was able to share the football around by throwing completions to 10 different receivers.

His counterpart, Drew Willy threw for 193 yards on 23-of-31 passes and found the end zone twice in a losing cause.

 » Recap: Ricky sharp, Boatmen sail by Bombers
 » Highlights: Ray’s 4 TD Lead Argos past Bombers
 » View Game Stats
 » Images: Winnipeg at Toronto
 » Video: Kohlert Hangs On
 » Video: Steele Rumbles for Six


10     8
  M. Reilly: 26/35, 271 yds, 0 TD, 1 INT  
M. Reilly: 8 att, 78 yds, 0 TD  
  A. Bowman: 6 rec, 92 yds, 0 TD  
  H. Burris: 18/28, 255 yds, 0 TD, 0 INT  
  C. Walker: 14 att, 58 yds, 0 TD  
  M. Carter: 5 rec, 97 yds, 0 TD 

Mike Reilly led a late rally, while Grant Shaw kicked the game-winning field goal with 20 seconds left to lead the Edmonton Eskimos to a 10-8 win over the Ottawa REDBLACKS on Friday night in Ottawa.

On a night where the biggest plays came on the defensive side of the ball, not a single touchdown was scored as two surging defences flexed their muscles in an impressive performance that frustrated both quarterbacks. But in the end despite trailing for the first 59:40, the Eskimos rallied for the last-second win to take a temporary hold of top spot in the West Division.

The Eskimos’ star quarterback faced constant pressure from the REDBLACKS defence, but in the end made the big plays required to come away with the all-important win.

He finished the night with 271 passing yards with an interception on 26-35 passing, but most impressive was his courageous effort running the ball on the way to 78 rushing yards on eight carries.

 » Recap: Reilly rallies Esks over REDBLACKS
 » Highlights: Reilly Leads on the Ground and Through the Air
 » View Game Stats
 » Images: Edmonton at Ottawa
 » Video: Matt Carter’s Sideline Grab


30     20
 B. Mitchell: 19/27, 271 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT  
H. Charles: 14 att, 102 yds, 0 TD  
  J. West: 3 rec, 90 yds, 0 TD  
  D. LeFevour: 21/30, 282 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT  
  M. Madu: 6 att, 46 yds, 0 TD  
  B. Grant: 7 rec, 79 yds, 1 TD   

The Stampeders scored early and were able to hold off a late Tiger-Cats rally, as they earned a hard-fought 30-20 win on Saturday afternoon at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton.

With numerous injuries on the offensive side of the ball, including at running back, the Stampeders handed the ball to Hugh Charles in Week 8.

Charles was solid in his Stampeders debut, carrying the ball 14 times for 102 yards. QB Bo Levi Mitchell, meanwhile, completed 19 of his 27 passes for 244 yards, a TD and an interception.

The Ticats were led by the performance of Dan LeFevour who passed for 272 yards and added 42 rushing yards before being forced out of the game with a suspected knee injury. Jeremiah Masoli finished the game behind centre for the Ticats.

 » Recap: Mitchell, Charles keep Stamps rolling
 » Highlights: Stamps Find Wayts to Win
 » View Game Stats
 » Images: Calgary at Hamilton
 » Video: West Grab Sets up Fuller TD


11     16
 A. Brink: 19/31, 187 yds, 0 TD, 1 INT   
A. Brink: 3 att, 32 yds, 0 TD   
  D. Carter: 7 rec, 69 yds, 0 TD   
  D. Durant: 19/30, 221 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT
  J. Messam: 10 att, 54 yds, 0 TD  
  R. Bagg: 6 rec, 90 yds, 1 TD  

New look, same familiar results for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Darian Durant completed 19 of his 30 passes for 220 yards and one touchdown, while John Chick forced a fumble and registered his 10th, 11th and 12th sacks of the season, as the Roughriders earned a 16-11 win over the visiting Montreal Alouettes on Saturday night in Regina.

The game featured the first on-field appearance of the new CFL Signature Uniform series, with the Roughriders donning their new Rider Blitz Green uniforms.

Rob Bagg also had a solid game for the Riders, racking up 92 yards on six receptions, and the Riders’ lone touchdown.

  » Recap: Riders hold off Als to keep streak alive
  » Highlights: Defence leads Riders past Als
  » View Game Stats
  » Images: Montreal at Saskatchewan
  » Video: 112 Yards to the House


  K. Glenn: 14/25, 208 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT   
S. Logan: 19 att, 145 yds, 1 TD   
  E. Arceneaux: 3 rec, 81 yds, 1 TD  
  R. Ray: 23/39, 181 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT   
  C. Steele: 10 att, 45 yds, 0 TD   
  T. Sinkfield: 4 rec, 40 yds, 1 TD  

Kevin Glenn and Emmanuel Arceneaux teamed up for a 53-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to put away the Toronto Argonauts 26-17 Sunday night at Rogers Centre.

The Argonauts were playing their second game of the week after topping the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Tuesday night at home.

With Travis Lulay edging closer to a return, it was once again Glenn at the controls of the Lions offence was again, coming off an impressive performance over Hamilton in Week 7. A week that saw him pass for 407 yards and earn Offensive Player of the Week honours in the process. 

  » Recap: Lions roar past Argos
  » Highlights: Lions Rely on Playmakers to get Past Argos
  » View Game Stats
  » Images: BC at Toronto
  » Video: Tim Brown’s Punt Return Sets up Major
  » Video: Arceneaux Ices Argos with 53-yard TD