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Edmonton 41, Toronto 26
When: 7:30 PM ET, Friday, August 16, 2019
Where: BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
Attendance: 16490

Eskimos 41, Argonauts 26: Trevor Harris threw for 420 yards and three touchdowns to lead visiting Edmonton to its first win in Toronto since 2016.

Harris completed 28-of-41 passes and rushed for a pair of scores while Greg Ellingson hauled in 10 passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns for the Eskimos (6-3), who had dropped nine of their previous 10 road games. DaVaris Daniels made five catches for 155 yards while Ricky Collins Jr. finished with eight receptions for 71 yards and a TD.

McLeod Bethel-Thompson was 19-of-26 for 200 yards and two touchdowns for the Argonauts (1-7), who were shut out 26-0 by the Eskimos on July 25 in their first meeting of the season. Brandon Burks accounted for 70 yards from scrimmage and caught a scoring pass while S.J. Green also had a TD reception for Toronto, which has lost six of its seven games to West Division opponents this season.

Harris zipped a 4-yard touchdown pass to Ellingson in heavy traffic to put the Eskimos in front 7-3 before the league's leading passer scored on a 1-yard sneak in the final seconds of the first quarter to help extend the lead to 14-6. Harris found Collins for a 4-yard touchdown to give Edmonton a 21-9 advantage before Tyler Crapigna kicked a 32-yard field goal to pull Toronto within nine points, but Sean Whyte converted a 15-yard attempt on the final play of the second quarter to put the visitors ahead 24-12.

Bethel-Thompson threw a 1-yard scoring strike to Green as Toronto closed the gap to 24-19 before Ellingson made a diving 10-yard touchdown catch with 1:20 remaining in the third quarter to restore Edmonton's 12-point advantage. Whyte booted a 13-yarder as the Eskimos began to pull away, but Burks turned a screen pass into a 27-yard touchdown to make it a one-possession game before Harris put the contest out of reach with his second rushing TD with 3:16 to play.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Harris has completed 20 or more passes in 22 straight games, which is two shy of matching the longest streak in CFL history by Ricky Ray (24). …Toronto RB James Wilder Jr., who has accounted for 421 yards from scrimmage in five games, was a healthy scratch. … The Argonauts were held without a first-quarter touchdown for the 10th consecutive game. … Edmonton RB C.J. Gable added 76 yards on 15 carries.

Top Game Performances
Edmonton   Toronto
C.J. Gable Player Chris Rainey
15 Attempts 8
76 Yards 58
5.1 Avg Yards 7.2
0 Touchdowns 0
15 Long 19
Edmonton   Toronto
Greg EllingsonPlayer Rodney Smith
10 Receptions 4
170 Yards 47
17.0 Avg Yards 11.8
2 Touchdowns 0
33 Long 25
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Edmonton 509 89 420 5 2 0 4.0 0
Toronto 339 139 200 2 4 0 0.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Montreal. The Argonauts have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .167 after a loss.
  • Edmonton will play their next game at home against Winnipeg. The Eskimos have a W/L % of .400 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.