Canadian Football League
Montreal 28, Toronto 22
When: 12:00 PM ET, Sunday, August 25, 2019
Where: Croix-Bleue Medavie Stadium, Moncton, New Brunswick
Attendance: 10126

Alouettes 28, Argonauts 22: Vernon Adams Jr. threw for 335 yards and a pair of touchdowns as visiting Montreal came from behind to knock off Toronto in the Touchdown Classic in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Adams completed 19-of-25 passes and added a rushing touchdown for the Alouettes (5-4), who stopped the Argonauts on the 3-yard line as time expired to preserve the win. Quan Bray caught five passes for 91 yards and a touchdown while Eugene Lewis finished with three receptions for 86 yards and a score for Montreal, which has won five of its last seven games.

McLeod Bethel-Thompson went 36-of-47 through the air for 464 yards with touchdown passes to Jimmy Ralph and Derel Walker for the Argonauts (1-8), who were held without a first-quarter TD for the 11th straight game. Rodney Smith hauled in 12 passes for 136 yards while S.J. Green gained 86 yards on seven receptions for Toronto, which blew a 16-0 lead.

Tyler Crapigna kicked a pair of field goals (39 and 44 yards) and Ralph caught a 6-yard touchdown pass on third-and-goal to put the Argonauts in front 13-0 midway through the second quarter. Crapigna tacked on a 46-yard field goal to extend Toronto's lead before Adams scored on a 1-yard quarterback keeper to pull the Alouettes within 16-6 after a missed two-point convert heading into halftime.

Adams found a wide-open Lewis for a 65-yard touchdown on the first offensive play of the third quarter and threw a 34-yard scoring strike to Bray on a double-reverse flea flicker to give the Alouettes their first lead at 20-16, but their advantage was short lived as Walker hauled in a 38-yard TD pass to put Toronto back in front 22-20. Jeremiah Johnson rushed for a 25-yard touchdown to give Montreal a 28-22 lead following a two-point conversion and could celebrate when Armanti Edwards failed to bring in Bethel-Thompson's pass in the end zone on the last play.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Montreal was without DB Taylor Loffler, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 10 and OL Tony Washington (personal reasons). … Adams matched a single-season franchise record with his eighth rushing touchdown which is jointly held by backup Antonio Pipkin (2018) and Sandy Stephens (1962). … Green (9,657) moved past Jock Climie (9,619) for 23rd place on the CFL's all-time receiving yards list. … Bethel-Thompson has thrown for 300 yards or more in five of his last seven games.

Top Game Performances
Montreal   Toronto
Jeremiah Johnson Player Chris Rainey
12 Attempts 9
54 Yards 46
4.5 Avg Yards 5.1
1 Touchdowns 0
25 Long 7
Montreal   Toronto
Quan BrayPlayer Rodney Smith
5 Receptions 12
91 Yards 136
18.2 Avg Yards 11.3
1 Touchdowns 0
34 Long 34
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Montreal 412 77 335 4 0 0 4.0 0
Toronto 569 105 464 2 3 1 3.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Hamilton. The Argonauts have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .143 after a loss.
  • Montreal will play their next game at home against BC. The Alouettes have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .500 after a loss.