Quarterback Trevor Harris left no chance for the Montreal Alouettes and the Edmonton Eskimos left the Quebec metropolis with a 37-29 win on Sunday afternoon in the Eastern semifinal. of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
Harris was unbelievable at the game, who completed 36 of his 39 pass attempts for 421 yards. He also started the game with a spectacular sequence of 22 completed passes.
At their first participation in the playoffs since 2014, the Alouettes players gave a big show. The 21,054 fans at the stadium have even been able to believe in a victory of their favorites thanks to several long games from them. Mario Alford returned a punt 99 yards into the end zone in the second quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Woody Baron intercepted a Harris ball and a few games later, quarterback Vernon Adams son completed himself with the touchdown. When he found himself without a pass option, the 26-year-old had to improvise and zigzagged between the white jerseys 10 yards for the major.
Adams punctuated his streaks in attacking long passes to gain ground. At the goal gate, running back William Stanback joined the pay zone twice.
Edmonton confiscated the ball for long strokes on offense. Their offensive was in the field about twice as long as that of the "Als". C.J. Gable got two touchdowns while receivers Greg Ellingson and Ricky Collins enjoyed more than 100 yards.
With just under two minutes left in the game, Josh Johnson broke the Alouettes' back and the hopes of Montreal fans with a 29-yard interception. Shaun Whyte then followed with his fourth placement of the game. Johnson intercepted the ball three times.
In the Eastern Final, the Eskimos will travel to Hamilton next Sunday to face the Tiger-Cats.