McLeod Bethel-Thompson threw two landing passes because the Toronto Argonauts punched their ticket to the Grey Cup with a 34-27 residence win over the Montreal Alouettes within the East Division last Sunday.
Toronto will make its first Grey Cup look since profitable the title in 2017. The Argonauts set the tone early towards the Alouettes, registering a 14-3 benefit on a windy day at BMO Field.
David Cote’s 35-yard discipline aim at 10:53 of the fourth quarter lowered Montreal’s deficit to 34-27. But the Argos proceeded to run out the clock, aided by an important Mike Moore facemask penalty after Andrew Harris was stopped quick on a second-down play.
Harris, A.J. Ouellette, DaVaris Daniels and Kurleigh Gittens Jr., scored Toronto’s touchdowns. Boris Bede had 4 converts and two discipline targets.
Harris was enjoying in his first game since struggling a torn pectoral muscle in August that required surgical procedure.
William Stanback and Tyson Philpot had Montreal’s touchdowns, with Philpot including a two-point convert. Cote booted a convert and 4 discipline targets.
Montreal had the wind within the third and pulled to inside 24-21 on Stanback’s 52-yard TD run at 1:06 earlier than Harris discovered Philpot on the two-point convert. Toronto countered with Bede’s 25-yard discipline aim at 4:41 for a 27-21 lead.
Cote linked from 32 yards out at 10:09 to lower Toronto’s benefit to 27-24. But Bethel-Thompson discovered Gittens Jr. on a 31-yard landing cross to finish the quarter and provides the Argos a 10-point lead heading into the ultimate quarter with the wind.
Cote’s 30-yard discipline aim at 14:45 of the second lower Toronto’s halftime lead to 24-13. The Alouettes drove to the Argos 10-yard line earlier than surrendering consecutive sacks to accept Cote’s boot with the wind.
Bede’s 13-yard discipline aim at 12:15 staked Toronto to a 24-10 lead because the Argos had been nearly as environment friendly with the wind (10 factors) as they had been towards it (14) to begin the competition.
Harris discovered Philpot on a 36-yard landing cross at 8:26 to pull Montreal to inside 21-10.
Backup Chad Kelly got here up with the largest play of the primary half. Lining up on second and quick, Kelly discovered a wide-open Daniels for a 46-yard TD cross at 5:40 of the second to put Toronto forward 21-3.
Toronto outscored Montreal 14-3 towards the wind within the opening quarter.
Bethel-Thompson’s seven-yard TD cross to Ouellette at 13:01 of the primary put Toronto forward 14-3. It was arrange by Royce Metchie’s restoration of Kalon Julien-Grant’s fumble, then his lateral to DaShaun Amos, who was tackled on the Montreal 51-yard line.
The landing got here after Cote’s 25-yard discipline aim at 8:27 lower the Argos’ lead to 7-3. Harris opened the scoring with a six-yard TD run at 5:27 to cap Toronto’s opening six-play, 79-yard drive.