July 15, 2017

Sutton continues impressive season in Als’ home win

The Canadian Press

Montreal Alouettes running back Tyrell Sutton had another big game in his team’s 30-23 home victory against the Calgary Stampeders on Friday night.

The CFL’s leading rusher finished the game with 107 total yards, including 85 yards on the ground and 22 yards receiving. Sutton’s 14-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter gave Montreal some major momentum that led to the win.

For Sutton and the Als, Friday’s game was a big step forward after a slow start to the season.

“Lots of heart, man. Lots of character.” Sutton said about his team after the victory. “These last two weeks, we could’ve folded. We could’ve folded very easily, but we stuck in there. Defence played a hell of a game as usual, and offensively we picked it up this game.”

While the Stampeders did a good job containing Sutton early on, the talented runner knew that the increased focus on him would lead to success for the Als’ receivers. It was a complete offensive performance for Montreal.

“I don’t care if I get two yards or 20 yards,” Sutton said. “The whole game plan was to stop me. They did it for the first half and you see what happened with the wide receivers. They came out and had a pretty good showing and when it came down to it, I iced the game.”