Ray lead Argos over Als for first win at BMO Field
TORONTO — Ricky Ray threw three touchdown passes as the Toronto Argonauts defeated the Montreal Alouettes, 30-17, for their first regular-season win at BMO Field on Monday night.
Toronto (3-2) earned the victory after dropping its first two games at its new stadium. The Argos became the first East Division team to win at home this season and moved into a second-place tie with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3-2).
CFL road teams remain a dominant 14-5-1 this season. Montreal (1-3) suffered its third straight loss and first in two road games.
Ray’s TD passes give him 80 in his Toronto tenure, moving him into sole possession of second alltime behind Condredge Holloway (97). Ray left at 10:16 of the fourth quarter and didn’t return after Montreal defensive lineman Vaughn Martin rolled into his left knee.
Ray finished 29-of-34 passing for 235 yards and the three TD strikes.
After throwing a 15-yard completion to Anthony Coombs, backup Logan Kilgore was intercepted by Montreal’s Aaron Lavarias. Then Alouettes starter Kevin Glenn was injured after being hit by Toronto defensive lineman Justin Hickman.
Glenn, who didn’t play in Montreal’s 31-7 home loss to Hamilton on July 15 because of an inflamed eye, was replaced by Rakeem Cato. But all the Alouettes managed was a single off Boris Bede’s missed 43yard try — his third of the game — at 7:51, cutting Toronto’s advantage to 30-17.
Glenn returned for Montreal’s next possession.