Not so fast Johnny: Redblacks comeback to beat Manziel's Alouettes

Paola Ditto
Agosto 12, 2018

Manziel was coming off a disastrous CFL debut when he threw four interceptions last week in a loss against Hamilton.

Manziel was trying to score on a run from Ottawa's 18 in the third quarter when he met some serious contact near the goal line. Saturday's game saw QB Trevor Harris set new career highs in passing yards (487) and completions (44), but also saw the REDBLACKS offence turn the ball over five times, and despite the massive yardage advantage, need a last second touchdown from William Powell to seal the victory. The former National Football League first-round pick threw four interceptions during his first competitive taste of the CFL last weekend.

"It sucks to lose the game, and I'm not sitting here saying I'm happy with the outcome of the game, but as far as improvement, we're close", Manziel said.

With a smile, Manziel was quick to admit "anything" was better than his last outing.

"It's a big win", said Head Coach Rick Campbell, "It was good that we were able to step up even though it was one of those games that was going back and forth".

Redblacks rookie Lewis Ward broke Luca Congi's CFL record for most consecutive field goals made by a first-year player after knocking in his 22nd straight.

A Harris pass intended for Greg Ellingson was picked off by Montreal linebacker Chris Ackie and returned 35 yards for a touchdown to give the Alouettes an 8-2 lead earlier in the second quarter. It was his first receiving touchdown of the season and put Ottawa ahead 11-5 - its first lead of the game.

The lone point scored by either team in a turnover-filled first quarter came after Montreal's Bede booted a 57-yard punt into the Ottawa end zone for a single.

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