AC in the House, Marsh Miracle comes inches shy, Argos win 37-30
On a day of Big Plays and big mistakes by the Alouettes, t his may have been the biggest of the day.
Anthony Calvillo was back at the Alouettes bench during warmup and 1st quarter then watched much of the game from the owners' box at the invitation of Robert Wetenhall.
Down on the field the Als rode big plays on defense and specials teams to big leads, only to need another "Marsh Madness" scoring drive in the final minute.
They came inches shy.
Marsh appeared to throw a game-tying touchdown to Brandon London, who had been held without a catch for almost 8 straight quarters by Argos blanket coverage. But London, who shook off a tackle for yards after the catch, had his right foot come down on the south sideline. His toes remained in bounds, but his heel came down out of bounds.
Marsh had thrown for rookie Duron Carter's 1st CFL touchdown early in the 4th quarter to give the Als a 30-28 lead after Montreal had squandered 10-2 and 16-5 leads after the 1st and 2nd quarters.
Calvillo is not having difficulty with bright sunshine and hadbeen able to watch the Als' recent road win over the Argos. He is still having vision difficulty and headaches don't quite accurately describe the intermittent buzzing or pounding he's felt in his head.
Geoff Tisdale scored his first career TD on a fumble recovery less than 90-seconds into the game. Bear Woods forced a fumble that Ed Gainey appeared to run back for a touchdown only to be ruled out at the 1-yard line of Toronto. Tanner Marsh ended up plunging in for the score.
John Bowman tied Anwar Stewart for the Alouettes' career sack record (since 1996) with a pair and forced a fumble as well.
The 41-year old future Hall of Famer was concussed in Regina 3 games ago and is on the 9-game injured list eligible to come off for the last game of regular season without his salary counting against the cap.
Calvillo can come off the injured list as soon as his symptoms clear up, but then his half-season of salary goes back against the Alouettes' cap-hit.