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(Saturday, October 9th)
Final Score: Toronto 24, Saskatchewan 19
Regina, SK (Sports Network) - Cleo Lemon threw for 150 yards and a touchdown, while Cory Boyd picked up 131 rushing yards on 21 carries as Toronto downed Saskatchewan, 24-19, at Mosaic Stadium.
Lemon was 17-of-26 and was picked off once for the Argonauts (7-7), who avenged a 27-16 loss to Saskatchewan last week and also snapped a two-game slide. Jeremaine Copeland finished with five catches for 70 yards and a score and Jeremy Unertl had an interception return for a TD.
"Any team can be beaten on any given day," said Copeland. "We didn't play great, but we didn't play too bad either. It's huge for us to get a win against one of the best teams in the CFL and especially in their place where they don't lose."
Darian Durant was 19-of-34 for 210 yards, one touchdown and a pair of interceptions for the Riders (9-5), who had won three in a row and failed to lock up a home playoff berth.
"I think our heads weren't into it, especially on offense," said Saskatchewan head coach Ken Miller. "Defensively we played well enough for us to win. That's just something I'll have to evaluate as we go forward."
Andy Fantuz led all receivers with seven receptions for 100 yards while Wes Cates posted 47 yards and a score on the ground after nine carries in defeat.
Copeland hauled in a 28-yard pass from Lemon early in the fourth quarter, turning a one-point Argos edge into a sizeable lead at 24-16. Toronto's defense blocked a Luca Congi field goal and then successfully faked a punt to get prime field position before the score.
The Riders could only muster a long field goal from Congi in response.
Justin Medlock booted a 17-yard field goal and added an early single for a 4-0 Toronto edge, then Unertl stepped in front of a Durant pass and rolled 69 yards to increase the Argos' lead.
A Riders' single accounted for the 11-1 score after one quarter.
Tad Kornegay picked off Lemon in the second quarter, and the Riders set up on the Argos' 30, then Cates finished the drive with a one-yard TD run. Durant later hit Neal Hughes for an eight-yard touchdown, and the home team led, 15-11.
Medlock drilled a 48-yarder on the final play of the half for a one-point margin, then gave Toronto a 17-15 edge on a 35-yard make in the third. Another single from the Riders' Eddie Johnson made it 17-16 after three.
In Week 16, Toronto hosts Hamilton and Saskatchewan hosts West-leading Calgary...Riders wideout Weston Dressler posted six catches for 51 yards...Lemon also rushed for 17 yards.
10/10 02:12:57 ET
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