BC 32, Montreal 14
When: 7:30 PM ET, Friday, September 14, 2018
Lions 32, Alouettes 14:
Where: Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, Montreal, Quebec
Jonathon Jennings came off the bench to throw for 180 yards and a touchdown as visiting BC rode its defence to its seventh straight win over Montreal.
Jennings completed 19-of-30 passes and added 46 rushing yards after Travis Lulay separated his shoulder in the first quarter for the Lions (5-6), who scored 24 points off turnovers. Bryan Burnham hauled in five passes for 104 yards and a touchdown while T.J. Lee and Anthony Orange each added a defensive score for BC, which registered its first road win of the season following five previous losses.
Antonio Pipkin was limited to 95 yards on 11-of-22 passing with four interceptions and was sacked seven times as the Alouettes (3-9) were held to 168 yards of offence. Pipkin added 69 rushing yards while William Stanback finished with 52 on eight carries after missing the previous game with a pulled hamstring.
Jennings threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Burnham to put the Lions ahead 7-0 and Ty Long kicked a 25-yard field goal early in the second quarter to extend their lead to 10 points. Bede converted kicks from 46 and 29 yards to help the Alouettes pull within 10-6 at intermission.
Long connected on a 30-yarder to stretch BC's advantage to six before Chip Cox blocked a short field-goal attempt and Tevaughn Campbell returned the ball 87 yards for a touchdown to put Montreal in front for the first time at 14-13. Long atoned for his previous mistake by drilling a 45-yard kick, which put the Lions back on top 16-14, before Lee (37 yards) and Orange (54) each returned an interception for touchdown in the fourth quarter to cap an impressive defensive display.GAME NOTEBOOK:
Lulay has suffered four serious injuries in his last five starts against Montreal, including a torn ACL on Sept. 8, 2017. … Lions FB Rolly Lumbala skipped the game to attend his father's funeral. … Montreal QB Johnny Manziel served as the backup despite clearing the concussion protocol. … BC RB Jeremiah Johnson added 50 rushing yards on 12 carries.
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Team Stats Summary
Montreal will play their next game on the road against Winnipeg. The Alouettes have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .222 after a loss.
BC will play their next game at home against Hamilton. The Lions have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .500 after a loss.