Als lose game, possibly Calvillo
Losing QB would be much bigger blow to team
when I played for B. C. all those years. He plays so hard and he’s such a gifted, talented guy. To see him go down, no matter what it is, you don’t want to see a guy like that get hurt because he works so hard in practice and puts everything he has into it.”
Roughriders head coach Corey Chamblin had no update on Bagg’s condition after the game.
Saskatchewan survived another scare earlier in the game when Weston Dressler came up unable to move his left shoulder after diving out the back of the end zone for a 22- yard touchdown catch in the first quarter.
Unlike the others, Dressler was able to return to the game.
That twist of fate proved critical late in the game when Dressler returned a Montreal punt 38 yards to the Alouettes’ 38- yard line.
Dressler’s punt return put the Riders in scoring position and Chris Milo won the game on a 36yard field goal with no time left on the clock.
Dressler was filling in for Jock Sanders after Sanders fumbled twice deep in Saskatchewan territory, setting up two of Alouettes kicker Sean Whyte’s four field goals on the night.
“It didn’t happen the way we planned it but we kept fighting. ( Durant) trusted me and I made a play when it came to me,” said Taj Smith, who caught a 60- yard touchdown pass from Durant to tie the game 21- 21 with barely a minute to play.
That catch came just seconds after Jerald Brown returned Durant’s second fumble of the game for a 54- yard score to put Montreal ahead by seven.
It was also finally enough to silence the boos of the third- largest crowd ever at Mosaic Stadium — announced at 40,637. The fans showed their dissatisfaction with Durant through most of the third quarter.
Durant ultimately went 18- for- 32 for 250 yards in his sixth straight game without an interception.
“The fans, they want perfection and I’ve been here eight years and I’ve been booed plenty of times so it was nothing new,” he said.
“Of course it’s nothing you want to hear but at the same time you understand why and if you don’t want to hear it, just go out there and make plays and give them something to cheer about.”
Saskatchewan led for most of the first half but had to rally for the win after Sanders coughed up the ball on the opening kickoff of the second half. That turnover giftwrapped an 11- yard field goal from Whyte and gave the Alouettes an 11- 9 lead.
The Riders tied the game when Whyte gave up a safety instead of punting from his own 11- yard line and took a temporary lead on the second play of the fourth quarter when Milo kicked a 26- yard field goal.
Milo has now hit all 16 of his field goal attempts this year.
Whyte tied the game 14- 14 on his fourth field goal of the game early in the fourth quarter and had all of Montreal’s offence up until that point, having also kicked two singles — one on his only missed field goal of the game and the other on a punt single in the third quarter.
— The Canadian Press
Above: Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Rob Bagg leaves the field
after suffering an injury against the Montreal Alouettes in Regina. Right: Alouettes’ Dr. David S. Mulder talks to quarterback Anthony Calvillo after he
took a hit in the first half.