CFL Game Summary - Toronto at Montreal
(Sunday, September 8th)
Final Score: Toronto 37, Montreal 30
Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Zach Collaros connected with Dontrelle Inman for a 5-yard touchdown with 1:17 left to lift the Toronto Argonauts to a 37-30 win over the Montreal Alouettes on Sunday.
Collaros completed 30-of-43 passed for 336 yards, two touchdowns and an interception and Inman finished with nine catches for 91 yards and a score for the Argonauts (6-4), who snapped a two-game skid which included a 20-9 home loss to the Als in Toronto on Tuesday.
Tanner Marsh completed 13-of-28 passes for 225 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Marsh also rushed for a team-high 31 yards and a touchdown while Duron Carter finished with three catches for 82 yards and a score for the Alouettes (4-6), who had won three straight entering the contest.
After picking up a game-tying single on Noel Prefontaine's third missed field goal of the game, Toronto got into the end zone on its next touch.
A 15-yard roughing-the-passer penalty put the ball on the Montreal 35-yard line. After Collaros found Inman for an eight-yard gain to get the Argos down to the Alouettes' 22-yard line, Collaros broke free for a 12-yard gain down to the Alouettes' 11, and two plays later he found Inman in the end zone for the go-ahead score.
The Alouettes got on the board 2 1/2 minutes in as Geoff Tisdale recovered a John Chiles fumble and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown.
Prefontaine missed a 45-yarder two minutes later, but the Argos were able to pick up a single on the play to make it 7-1.
Whyte nailed a 23-yard field goal with 3:05 remaining in the first quarter to push Montreal's lead to 10-1.
Toronto picked up another single as time expired in the first as Prefontaine missed a 51-yarder, but the Argonauts were able to hold Montreal in the end zone.
Whyte's 41-yarder 2 1/2 minutes into the second quarter made it 13-2, but Prefontaine was finally able to get one through the uprights from 19 yards out with 1:58 to play in the first half to make it 13-5.
Whyte added a 32-yarder in the closing seconds of the half to send Montreal into the break with a 16-5 lead.
Toronto put up 23 points in the third quarter to get right back into the game.
Prefontaine nailed a 36-yarder 4:18 in, but Marsh bulled his way in from one- yard out to make it 23-8.
Toronto then scored 20 unanswered points to take a 28-23 lead.
First, Collaros broke free for a 21-yard touchdown run. Two plays later, Kiante Tripp returned a Marsh interception 54 yards for a score, but Toronto couldn't convert on a two-point attempt and trailed 23-21.
Collaros then found Chiles for a 54-yard catch-and-run touchdown with 1 1/2 minutes remaining in third to give Toronto the lead.
Montreal answered right back, however, as Marsh connected with Duron Carter for a 45-yard touchdown pass on the opening play of the fourth quarter.
A pair of singles tied the game up at 30-all.
Toronto holds a one-game lead over Hamilton atop the Eastern Conference standings ... Jerious Norwood rushed for 42 yards on 11 carries ... Andre Durie finished with eight catches for 81 yards and Chiles caught four passes for 62 yards and a score ... Whyte was 3-for-3 on field goal attempts ... Former Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman earned the win in his NFL coaching debut as the Chicago Bears edged the Cincinnati Bengals 24-21 on Sunday.
09/08 17:08:43 ET