Canadian Football League

Friday, September 09, 2005

Lions still on top of Canadian Football League

Dave Dickenson threw for 262 yards and two touchdowns and Ryan Thelwell caught two touchdown passes as British Columbia rocked Ottawa 61-27 on Thursday night.

Duncan O'Mahony added five field goals for the Lions (10-0) who remained undefeated on the season. Geroy Simon also caught a touchdown pass for British Columbia and Thelwell ended with 156 receiving yards to compliment his two touchdown catches.
Josh Ranek posted 125 rushing yards on 23 carries with three rushing touchdowns for the Renegades (5-6), who turned the ball over six times in the contest. Kerry Joseph finished the game 10-of-22 passing with 175 yards and three interceptions.
British Columbia's first points came off a blocked punt as Barron Miles took it 15 yards to put the Lions up 7-0 with 13:22 remaining in the first.
Ottawa answered with just over ten minutes left in the first when Matt Kellett's kicked a 20-yard field goal to make it a 7-3 game.
British Columbia took an 8-3 lead into the second quarter and upped it to 10-3 after Ottawa punter Matt Kellett conceded in end zone to give the Lions a safety and a 10-3 edge.
The Lions padded their lead to 13-3 after a 44-yard field goal by O'Mahony with 9:28 remaining in the second quarter.
British Columbia continued to pour it on in the second after a 91-yard punt return by Aaron Lockett put the Lions up 20-3. Lockett recorded six punt returns in the game for 170 yards.
Finally, with 41 seconds left in the half, the Renegades got back on the board after an 18-yard field goal by Kellett made it 20-6 but the Lions responded when O'Mahony kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired in the first half.
The Lions opened up the third quarter with a 42-yard pass from Dickenson to Simon. Less then two minutes later, Dickenson found Thelwell on a 61-yard bomb to put British Columbia up 37-6.
Two consecutive field goals by O'Mahony put the Lions up 43-6.
A 13-yard run by Ranek with 44 seconds left in the third made it a 43-13 game but again, British Columbia answered when Buck Pierce hit Thelwell for a 54- yard touchdown pass just 32 seconds into the fourth quarter, putting the Lions up 50-13.
O'Mahony added his fifth field goal in the fourth quarter, this one a 15 yard kick, putting the Lions up by 40 points. The Lions then added a 66-yard single and a 40-yard interception touchdown return by Sam Young to go up 61-13.
Ranek ended the game for Ottawa by scoring two consecutive touchdowns, the first one a 14-yard touchdown run with 2:23 left in the game. His second came with just 56 seconds left as he dashed 12 yards for his third touchdown of the game, making it a 61-27 contest.NOTES:The Lions have now won 13 straight regular season games...Ottawa managed 19 first downs compared to British Columbia's 18...The Lions hasd 455 yards of total offense...Ranek also caught three balls for 45 yards...Lockett returned three kickoffs for 102 yards...Antonio Warren rushed for 49 yards of 14 carries.


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