Redblacks rally in 2nd half to down Alouettes, snap 3-game losing streak

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The Ottawa Redblacks scored 17 factors in the second half to spoil the Montreal Alouettes’ probability to clinch a playoff spot at residence and seize a 24-18 win on Monday.

Trevor Harris tried to throw a game-winning landing from the 20-yard line on third down with seconds left. The Ottawa defence compelled a turnover on downs and the guests left Percival Molson Stadium with a win.

In their first recreation beneath interim head coach Bob Dyce, the Redblacks (4-11) snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to a 4-4 file on the street.

Caleb Evans had two speeding touchdowns from the one-yard line. Nick Arbuckle threw for 229 yards. Harris threw for 338 yards and one landing.

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Redblacks’ defence and clock administration key in win over Alouettes

Ottawa ate up a ton of clock by retaining the ball on the bottom whereas the defence held Montreal in verify.

In his long-awaited return after breaking his ankle in the season opener, William Stanback made a six-yard run on the primary play of the sport and completed the sport with eight carries for 20 yards.

In their first go to to the pink zone, the Alouettes (7-8) had been stopped in their tracks by the Redblacks defence. Montreal settled for a area aim with David Cote finishing a 16-yard try.

Arbuckle responded on the subsequent drive with a 40 yard bomb to Darvin Adams. Caleb Evans made a one-yard sneak on the primary play of the second quarter to give Ottawa a 7-3 lead.

Adarius Pickett recovered a fumbled punt return by Ottawa’s Devonte Deadmon on the Redblacks’ 17-yard line. Montreal tried to make the guests pay however Ottawa’s defence stood tall as soon as towards. The Alouettes did not decide up a single yard on the drive and Cote accomplished a 25-yard area aim.

Montreal discovered the top zone in their third try from the pink zone. Harris discovered Eugene Lewis with a 15-yard landing go however then hit the upright on the two-point conversion.

Cote added a late 14-yard area aim to give the Alouettes a 15-7 lead at halftime.

Redblacks kicker Lewis Ward accomplished two area objectives in the third quarter, reducing his staff’s deficit to two factors.

Ottawa regained the lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter then Evans notched his second one-yard TD sneak. Arbuckle then discovered Justin Hardy for the two-point conversion bringing the Redblacks up 21-15.

The Alouettes scored their first factors of the second half with six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. After the offence failed to file a TD inside six yards of the top zone, Cote kicked his fourth area aim of the sport.

Ward positioned a 25 yard try by the uprights with 1:08 left in the sport to give Ottawa a 24-18 lead.

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