Canadian Football League

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Riders fall bellow .500 for fist time in Canadian Football League season

Kerry Watkins, Terry Vaughn and Ben Cahoon caught touchdown passes from Anthony Calvillo in the Montreal Alouettes' 42-13 CFL victory over the struggling Saskatchewan Roughriders last night.
Linebacker Duane Butler scored on a fumble recovery to start the lopsided win and Mike Vilimek also scored as the Alouettes (3-3) ended a two-game losing streak before a sellout crowd of 20,202 on a hot and muggy night.
The injury-struck Roughriders (3-4) managed only a late touchdown by receiver Corey Grant and a pair of Paul McCallum field goals as they lost their third in a row.
The Alouettes shook up their team and bolstered a shaky defence this week by trading receiver Kwame Cavil to Edmonton for defensive tackle Clinton Wayne.
A 42-yard reception by Corey Holmes set up McCallum's 25-yard field goal at 5:47, but Montreal's Damon Duval got that back with a 38-yard boot 5:38 into the second quarter.
A Kelly Malveaux interception led to Vilimek's one-yard TD run at 12:26.
Marcus Crandell replaced starter Nealon Greene for the final drive of the first half and took Saskatchewan to the Montreal five, but then turned the ball over on downs.
In the half, Greene was picked off twice, including once in the end zone by Almondo Curry, and fumbled once.
Calvillo hit Watkins in the end zone with a 19-yard TD pass 2:17 into the third quarter, then found Vaughn with a 12-yard toss at 8:29.
McCallum responded with a 24-yard field goal at 11:47, but James Whitley picked off a Crandell pass to set up Calvillo's 10-yard TD toss to Cahoon at 14:38.
Crandell found Grant for a four-yard TD pass with 7:13 left to play.
Duval answered with a 40-yard field goal and a late Saskatchewan drive ended with Malveaux's second pick of the game.
Calvillo made the six pass attempts he needed to pass Kent Austin's 4,700 to move into seventh place in CFL history.
Ted White replaced Calvillo in the final two minutes.


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