Durant leads Alouettes past Argonauts, 21-9
Darian Durant threw touchdown passes to Ernest Jackson and George Johnson as the Montreal Alouettes downed the visiting Toronto Argonauts, 21-9, in Canadian Football League action Friday night to snap their two-game losing skid.
The win propelled the Alouettes (3-4) into first place in the East Division as the Argonauts (3-5) fell to second.
Former coach Marc Trestman’s return to Montreal was spoiled and extended Toronto’s losing streak to three games.
Durant went 18-for-27 passing for 237 yards and two touchdowns.
Boris Bede kicked three field goals.
Argos kicker Lirim Hajrullahu kicked three field goals for Toronto, the visitors’ only points.
With starting quarterback Ricky Ray injured, Trestman gave the ball to 25-year-old Jeff Matthews. But Matthews threw for just 67 yards in the first half. Cody Fajardo, who replaced him at halftime, went 10 for 16 and 75 yards.