Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Rookie QB Marsh leads Als' comeback

  • Print

MONTREAL -- Sean Whyte kicked a field goal on the final play of the game after rookie quarterback Tanner Marsh threw a 57-yard pass to Eric Deslauriers with 1.9 seconds remaining to give the Montreal Alouettes a come-from-behind 39-38 win over the B.C. Lions on Thursday night.

Marsh ran for his first touchdown in the third quarter after completing his first touchdown pass to S.J. Green in the second quarter.

His last-gasp pass to Deslauriers set up the improbable comeback to the delight of the crowd of 22,456 at Molson Stadium, which saw Montreal overcome a 28-14 deficit.

Tyron Carrier returned a kick 90 yards to draw Montreal within 38-33 but the Alouettes failed to convert a two-point attempt.

Whyte had four field goals in the game.

The Alouettes (3-5) won for the first time in three games under general manager Jim Popp, who became Montreal's interim coach after he and owner Robert Wetenhall fired Dan Hawkins on Aug. 1.

Tim Brown returned a missed field goal 124 yards for a touchdown early in the third quarter and Travis Lulay threw a pair of touchdowns to Shawn Gore for B.C. (5-3), which had won two in a row.

Paul McCallum kicked five field goals for the Lions and Lulay threw his second touchdown pass to Gore, a 29-yard catch-and-run in the fourth quarter to put B.C. up 38-27.

McCallum, who kicked his fourth field goal at the end of the first half to put B.C. up 21-7, hit a 33-yarder 5:58 into the fourth. The veteran kicker also completed a 12-yard pass to Anton McKenzie for a first down on a fake punt in the second quarter.

Lulay threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Gore in the first quarter.

Marsh, who made his pro debut in the Alouettes' 38-13 loss to Toronto on Aug. 8, took over from Josh Neiswander on Montreal's fourth offensive series.

Neiswander got his first career start in place of Anthony Calvillo, who was knocked out of Saturday's 24-21 loss at Saskatchewan with a concussion.

Intercepted

Intercepted twice in the loss to the Roughriders, Neiswander was picked off by Ryan Phillips four plays into the Alouettes' opening drive.

He completed one three-yard pass to Deslauriers in three attempt before he was replaced by Marsh.

Jerome Messam drew Montreal to 21-14 when he scored on a 16-yard run 38 seconds into the third after Carrier returned McCallum's second-half kickoff 65 yards.

Brown caught the ball deep in the end zone after a 53-yard field goal attempt by Montreal's Whyte went wide left and ran the length of the field to put B.C. up 28-14 at 3:21 of the third. Brown scored on a 97-yard kick return in the Lions' 26-22 win over Calgary on Saturday.

Arland Bruce, who passed Brian Kelly to move into 10th place on the CFL's all-time receiving yards list, caught an 86-yard pass from Marsh 3:47 into the third. Marsh completed the drive with a six-yard run at 5:24 as Montreal closed to within a touchdown.

Duron Carter, the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Chris Carter, made his pro debut and caught a 52-yard pass from Marsh on Montreal's second-quarter scoring drive.

 

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 23, 2013 C8

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

Your top TV picks for this weekend - Aug 29 - Sept 1

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Marc Gallant/Winnipeg Free Press. Gardening Column- Assiniboine Park English Garden. July 19, 2002.
  • Geese fight as a male defends his nesting site at the duck pond at St Vital Park Thursday morning- See Bryksa’s Goose a Day Photo- Day 08- May 10, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

How many wins do you think the Bombers will finish with this season?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google