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OTTAWA — Ottawa’s Trevor Harris set a CFL record for most passing touchdowns in a playoff game when he tallied six touchdowns in Sunday’s Eastern Final against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Harris passes Anthony Calvillo, who set the record in 2009. As a member of the Montreal Alouettes, Calvillo threw for five touchdowns in a 56-18 blowout of the BC Lions in that year’s Eastern Final. The Alouettes went on to win the Grey Cup, defeating the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Splitting his touchdowns with three in each half, Harris completed touchdown passes to Diontae Spencer (2), Jean-Christophe Beaulieu, Marco Dubois, Brendan Gillanders, and Greg Ellingson.
At the time of setting the record, Harris completed passes to 10 separate receivers, completing 27 of his 30 pass attempts for 360 yards.
The REDBLACKS also tied a CFL Playoff record with Harris’ six touchdown passes. Ottawa had six as a team on Nov. 19, 1966 against Hamilton in a 42-16 win. Russ Jackson had four in that game, while Billy Cline and Don Gilbert both added one to the game’s final stat sheet.