CFL

Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Backup QBs take back seat this time

  • Print

THEY all made headlines last week, but it's back to the sidelines for backups Bo Levi Mitchell, Zach Collaros and Drew Willy.

The Toronto Argonauts and unbeaten Saskatchewan Roughriders will have starters Ricky Ray and Darian Durant back this week and veteran Kevin Glenn is available for the Calgary Stampeders. All three missed their respective teams' last games with injuries and had the benefit of a bye week to heal.

Ray returns to the Argos Thursday night in Montreal after missing their 38-12 home win over B.C. on July 30 with a knee injury. Ray will wear a brace when East Division-leading Toronto (3-2) faces the Alouettes (2-3).

On Friday night, Durant will lead the Riders (5-0) into McMahon Stadium against Calgary (4-1) in a battle for top spot in the West Division. Incumbent Drew Tate was scheduled to start for the Stampeders but the club announced Tuesday he had a setback with his injured right forearm. If Tate can't play, Glenn would start after missing Calgary's 37-24 win over Winnipeg on July 26 with a shoulder injury.

With both Tate and Glenn ailing, No. 3 Mitchell stepped in and threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns against Winnipeg. That earned Mitchell the CFL's offensive player of the week award.

Toronto headed into its bye week on a victorious note, thanks in large part to Collaros. The second-year pro was 21-of-25 passing for 253 yards and three TDs versus B.C. in his first CFL start.

Ray was the CFL passing leader prior to being hurt with 1,203 yards. He has completed 75.4 per cent of his passes with eight TDs and no interceptions.

A lingering sprained right foot forced Durant to watch Willy lead Saskatchewan past Hamilton 32-20 on July 27 in Guelph, Ont. In just his second CFL start, Willy was 14-for-25 passing for 269 yards and three TDs as the Riders remained the league's lone unbeaten club.

Durant was 74-of-107 passing (69.2 per cent) through the Riders' first four games for 1,021 yards, with a league-leading 12 TDs and no interceptions.

 

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 7, 2013 D3

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Jets This Week: Quarter Season Analysis

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Marc Gallant / Winnipeg Free Press.  Local/Standup- Morning Fog. Horse prances in field by McPhillips Road, north of Winnipeg. 060605.
  • JJOE.BRYKSA@FREEPRESS.MB.CA Local-Postcard  Day-Horror frost and fog created a most beautiful setting at Assiniboine Park Thursday morning in WInnipeg- Enviroent Canada says the fog will lifet this morning and will see a high of -7C-  JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS- Feb 18, 2010

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Who has been the Jets best defenceman so far this season?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google