Argos' Comeback Magic Fizzles in 4th Quarter Versus Roughriders

Saskatchewan Roughriders 30 - Toronto Argonauts 29 FINAL

By: Jerred Bapty

Sunday, September 23, 2018

TORONTO -- The Toronto Argonauts didn't lead Saturday night’s game until the 4th quarter. At one point they were down by 13 points and overcame two 10-point deficits to eventually take a 28-27 lead off a missed field goal.

After a big stop by the Argo defence, the Saskatchewan Roughriders kicked a field goal to regain the lead late in the quarter. All Toronto needed was a 51-yard field goal from Kicker Zachary Medeiros. 

He missed, and the game was over. 

Despite the loss, this was a much better game overall from the Argonauts. 

Quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson threw his best game since his last win and accumulated 321 yards with a 72.7% completion rating. However, he still couldn’t muster a touchdown pass for the second time in three games and threw another interception. 

Receiver S.J. Green caught 6 passes for 106 yards, including a 56-yard bomb from Bethel-Thompson in the 2ndquarter. 

Defensive End Trumaine Washington caught both interceptions thrown by Saskatchewan QB Zach Collaros, one of which was the pick 6 that tied the game at 27 to end the 3rdquarter. Washington also had 4 defensive tackles. 

The Kicker Medeiros went 4-6 on the night but missed when it counted. 

These are the factors that made it a better game, but there were still many problems with the Argonauts. 

Wide Receiver Duron Carter was thrown to once in the entire game, so once again Argo fans do not get to see his big debut as advertised.

Running Back James Wilder Jr. struggled once again to get the running game going, only rushing 48 total yards and a longest run of 18 yards. 

The Argos fall to 3-9 on the season and remain second last in the league. Toronto heads out west for a 2-game road trip against the Calgary Stampeders and the BC Lions. 

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