Alouettes 43 Roughriders 10
REGINA — Anthony Calvillo’s two touchdown passes put him in some distinguished company Saturday.
Calvillo’s passes moved him into a second-place tie on the all-time list as the Montreal Alouettes dismantled the hometown Saskatchewan Roughriders 43-10 to remain the CFL’s lone unbeaten team.
The two TD strikes boosted Calvillo’s career total to 333, leaving him tied with the late Ron Lancaster, who died last year and played for Saskatchewan for the vast majority of his career. Damon Allen, who retired following the 2007 campaign after 23 CFL seasons, leads the way with 394 touchdown tosses. Calvillo finished the 24-of-34 passing for 281 yards and the two touchdowns.
After taking a 14-8 half-time lead, Montreal (3-0) broke the game open in the second half, outscoring Saskatchewan (2-1) by a 29-2 margin.
Calvillo threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Kerry Watkins at 3:52 of the third quarter before Avon Cobourne cemented the victory with a seven-yard TD run at 8:55 that put Montreal ahead 29-8.
Cobourne, who rushed for 145 yards and two TDs, became the first running back to rush for more than 100 yards against the Riders this season.
“It wasn’t me. It was my teammates,” said Cobourne. “I think I do have the best O-line in the league and they make it easy for me.”
Tiger-Cats 25 Blue Bombers 13
HAMILTON — Hamilton quarterback Kevin Glenn insists he is not a vengeful man.
But he couldn’t hide a huge grin as he spoke with reporters after coming off the bench in the second half to lead the Tiger-Cats past the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 25-13 in front of a loud crowd of 24,292 at Ivor Wynne Stadium on Saturday night.
“I’m not a vengeful person,” said the former Bombers star. “You want to treat every team the same. You want to go out and you don’t ever want to put one team above the other. But I’ll be honest. It does feel nice that it happened to be Winnipeg tonight.”
The veteran QB was released by Winnipeg in the off-season before being picked up by Hamilton. But Glenn, 30, started the season as the back-up to up-and-comer Quinton Porter, 26, who started Saturday’s game but was pulled after the teams went into halftime tied at 6-6.
Hamilton head coach Marcel Bellefeuille said he hadn’t planned on keeping Glenn in for the rest of the game. Porter had been moving the ball well (16 of 23 pass attempts for 188 yards, no TDs and one interception), but hadn’t been able to get it in the end zone.
“My thought process was, we’d give Kevin a few series and Quinton could watch,” said Bellefeuille. “He would probably go back in the game. Kevin got on a bit of a roll and was moving the team so we just stayed with him.”
Glenn completed 11 of 19 pass attempts for 146 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
The key to Hamilton’s win was their ability to rebound and score after those two turnovers.