Argonauts Capitalize on Ottawa's Mistakes, Win 35-16

Andrew Dixon
FiredUp Network Sports Writer


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Ottawa had momentum early, but Toronto took over as the game went on

It looked like there was a chance that Ottawa might be able to handle their Ontario rivals in this one, but a handful of rookie mistakes sealed this one up for the Argonauts. 

Toronto got on the board first with a single on a punt, but Ottawa had control early. Lewis Ward converted a 28-yard field goal in the first quarter before adding another from the same distance early in the second quarter. 

The Boatmen would later score after blocking a Richie Leone punt and recovering it for a touchdown. This wasn't the only score on a turnover that we'd see in this one, but Ottawa would add another field goal to take a 9-8 lead into the half. 

Second half scoring kicked off on a 63-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Foster, giving Toronto a lead that they would never relinquish. 

Toronto's next score would come courtesy of a Dexter McCoil Sr. pick six. Ottawa QB Chase Evans looked good in his first career start last week without a single interception, but this one hurt his team in a big way, giving them a 21-9 deficit. 

An Ottawa three and out gave Toronto the ball back and they wasted no time scoring yet again. McLeod Bethel-Thompson found Damion Jeanpierre for a 21-yard score. 

Toronto would extend their lead to 35-9 on the back of a Chris Edwards pick six for the Boatmen as the third quarter expired. This was the first time Toronto has had two interceptions returned for touchdowns since September 4, 2006.

Ottawa wouldn't roll over in this one though. We saw yet another turnover touchdown on a blocked punt for the Redblacks. Frederic Chagnon recovered this one to get to 35-16. 

This would be our final score in this one. The ball would change hands multiple times, but no more points would make it onto the board.

Toronto improves to 5-3 while Ottawa falls to 2-6. Toronto's next matchup is with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on October 11th at 4pm while Ottawa will visit Montreal with a kickoff on the same day at 1pm.