Montreal struck hard on both sides of the ball in the first quarter to build a 14-0 lead that would carry the night. The Alouettes cooled down significantly but still played to a 10-9 advantage over the last three quarters, more than enough to win a comfortable game with the spot given by the Lions.
Early on Chip Cox took a pitch off an interception and Brandon Whitaker rumbled as the Alouettes jumped out to a 14-0 lead early. The Alouttes defense did the rest as they shut down the Lions to get their first win of the season while sending British Columbia to an 0-2 start..
For the second straight week BC Quarterback Kevin Glenn had a rough outing. Glenn playing in his second start on the year as he continued to spell starting pivot Travis Lulay. He was 13 of 25 for 159 yards and two interceptions.
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UB Alumni Ernest Jackson had a solid evening, leading all of the Lions receivers in receptions and yardage. HE also had one run for three yards.
Jackson's biggest moment came early in the second half, after fumbled the ball and the Lions recovered it on the 40 yard line.
Glenn then strung together a pair of first downs, including a 29-yard pass to Ernest Jackson at the Montreal 16 yard line. That was close enough for Paul McCallum to finish off the drive with a 24-yard field goal to put the Lions’ first points on the board.
After the field goal it was 20-3 and Montreal went on a four point run after Glenn was picked off deep in the Alouettes end of the field. As the game wound down the Lions finally got a touchdown score when backup pivot John Beck threw a seven yard strike to Courtney Taylor.
Jackson now leads the Lions in receiving yards going into the third week of the season. He has went from a guy who seemed to be on the bubble to a player on team to one of the teams most reliable receiver. Next week BC will take to the road to try and defeat Saskatchewan for their first win.