Saskatchewan Roughriders 34-6 Montreal Roads Alouette Road

Saskatchewan Roughriders 34-6 Montreal Roads Alouette Road
Saskatchewan Roughriders 34-6 Montreal Roads Alouette Road

The Saskatchewan Rogriders suffered their first loss of the 2022 season, losing 34-6 to the host Montreal Aloets on Thursday.

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MONTREAL – The road-weary Saskatchewan Roughriders couldn’t fit into the Montreal Alouettes’ new legs.

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In their second game in five days, the Roughriders were beaten 37-13 at Percival Molson Stadium on Thursday.

With the injured Dan Clark sidelined with a fractured right fibula, Saskatchewan had eight sacks.

The result dropped the cyclists’ record to 2-1. Alouettes improved to 1-2. The teams will meet again on July 2 at the Mosaique Stadium.

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The Alouettes jumped on the Raiders early when Chandler Worthy returned the opening start 88 yards for the touchdown. After David Cote turned, the Raiders trailed 7-0 after just 13 seconds into the first quarter.

It was as close as the riders could get as the Alouettes built a 23-3 lead in the first half. Trevor Harris paired with Cayon Julian Grant on a 70-yard touchdown pass. Cote converted that goal as well as calling first-half field goals from 21, 48 and 16 yards.

The Knights didn’t help their cause by punishing them 12 times for 106 yards. The Alouettes were flagged five times for 40 yards. Green and White entered the competition leading the Canadian Soccer League with penalties (23) and penalty areas (219).

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Punishments ranged from infiltrating unacceptable behavior to defending.

The Raiders succumbed to a defensive touchdown when Marc-Antoine Decoy’s comeback was intercepted at 11:53 of the third quarter. Cote converted the major and led the Alouette 30-6.

Quarterback Cody Fajardo walked up to Duke Williams, only to have the ball bounce off Dekoy’s hand.

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Montreal added two more field goals in the fourth quarter for a massive 37-6 lead.

Fajardo completed 17 of 28 passes for 191 yards and threw his first two interceptions of the season before clearing the way for Mason Fine. Harris completed 16 of 22 passes for 262 yards and a touchdown.

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Fine capped a long run with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Williams late in the fourth quarter. Lauther, who made field goals for 40 and 21 yards, converted the touchdown, but it was a little late.

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