Leo’s fall to 6-3
East powerhouse Montreal Alouettes took part one of the home and home against the B.C. Lions, 30-25 and decreasing the Lions lead to just one game over the Edmonton Eskimos.
Offensive Game Ball
Consider it a passing of the torch.
Anthony Calvillo had one of his best games of the season, but Travis Lulay one upped him. Your week 10 offensive game ball winner threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns, and not turning the ball over once.
The best quarterback in the CFL against the CFL’s best quarterback, ever. Kudos to Lulay for winning that match up!
Andrew Harris paced the ground game with 56 yards on eight carries, but didn’t get in for a touchdown. The 56 yards were enough to overtake Saskatchewan’s Korey Sheets for number two in the league by one yard, behind the ‘Stamps Jon Cornish.
Sheets and the ‘Riders still have a game to play this week though.
Former Leo Emmanuel Arceneaux was waived by the Minnesota Vikings this week, but has signed with the Washington Redskins and joined their practice squad.
I might have spoken to soon last week in saying that Geroy Simon has worked his way back into the offense, as he regressed to a mere 3 catches for 31 yards in the loss.
Defensive Game Ball
Khalif Mitchell didn’t lose a beat since his mini ‘vacation’, as he was up to his usual self in the middle wreaking havoc for the Montreal offensive line.
Welcome back, Khalif.
Veteran Korey Banks collects the defensive game ball, contributing four tackles and an interception in a losing effort. Banks has been solid again this season; a season which many believe will be his last.
Good job, Korey!
To clear things up, yes ex-Lion Solomon Elimimian was released by the Vikings this week, but he has become a member of the Cleveland Browns practice squad, so the Leo’s are ‘stuck’ with Adam Bighill in the middle.
Special Teams Game Ball
Finally. That was certainly the chorus in the special team’s room after the game. Tim Brown finally gave the return game, a game, total returns combining for 270 yards! He didn’t take any back all the way, but had a 61 yard kick return.
With it, he earns the special team’s game ball!
Former Leo Shaun Whyte went 1/2 in field goals, and also punted six times.
Paul McCallum went 3/4 in field goals and also got two touchbacks. All in all, a good night for the special teams unit!
The Lions return home to BC Place next Saturday, September 8th in a rematch with the Montreal Alouettes.