Canadian Football League
Saskatchewan 17, Montreal 10
When: 7:00 PM ET, Friday, August 9, 2019
Where: Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, Montreal, Quebec
Attendance: 16580
Roughriders 17, Alouettes 10: Earl Okine and Charleston Hughes each returned a fumble for a touchdown as visiting Saskatchewan beat Montreal to extend its winning streak to four games in the first weather-shortened contest in regular-season history.

Cody Fajardo completed 15-of-21 passes for 166 yards and added another 48 yards on the ground for the Roughriders (5-3), who moved within two points of first place in the West Division. Kyran Moore caught three passes for a team-high 50 yards and Saskatchewan's defence held Montreal without a touchdown on offence before the game was called with 2:41 left in the third quarter due to lightning strikes in the area.

Antonio Pipkin was 4-of-7 for 47 yards before pulling himself out the game due to discomfort as the Alouettes (3-4) fell to their second straight loss after winning their previous three games. Matt Shiltz finished 5-of-8 for 43 yards in relief and Shakeir Ryan scored a special-teams touchdown for Montreal.

Ryan brought the home crowd to its feet after returning a punt 101 yards for a touchdown to open the scoring, but Boris Bede missed the extra point and Montreal had to be content with a 6-0 lead. Derrick Moncrief jarred the ball from Pipkin with a huge hit and Okine scooped it up before racing 55 yards for a TD to put Saskatchewan on top.

Gabriel Ferraro (28 yards) and Bede (43) traded field goals before Hughes returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown to give the Roughriders a 16-10 advantage heading into the halftime break. Jon Ryan's punt single with 9:16 left in the third quarter was the last scoring play of game thanks to a new weather protocol, which states that any delay past the midway point of the third quarter lasting over 60 minutes would result in a victory for the team leading at the time of the stoppage.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Saskatchewan has given up four kick-return touchdowns in 2019. … Montreal was without starting QB Vernon Adams Jr. (concussion) and leading RB William Stanback (lower body). … Roughriders WR Manny Arceneaux extended his streak of games with at least one reception to 105 in a row. … Alouettes RB Jeremiah Johnson accounted for 62 yards in his first start of the season.
Top Game Performances
Saskatchewan   Montreal
Cody Fajardo Player Jeremiah Johnson
6 Attempts 10
48 Yards 38
8.0 Avg Yards 3.8
0 Touchdowns 0
22 Long 8
Saskatchewan   Montreal
Kyran MoorePlayer Spencer Moore
3 Receptions 4
50 Yards 42
16.7 Avg Yards 10.5
0 Touchdowns 0
34 Long 19
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Saskatchewan 231 65 166 2 1 0 2.0 2
Montreal 141 51 90 1 1 0 2.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • Montreal will play their next game on the road against Calgary. The Alouettes have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Saskatchewan will play their next game at home against Ottawa. The Roughriders have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .500 after a loss.