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March 30, 2022

Ready and waiting for you, Argos!

Head-to-head matchups in 2022:

Week 2: Thu. June 26 at BMO Field
Week 20: Sat. Oct. 22 at Percival Molson Stadium
Week 21: Sat. Oct. 29 at BMO Field

Don’t want to miss any of the action at Percival Molson Stadium this year? Make sure you become a season ticket holder in 2022. Members will get to hop on the field before or after a game and they could also grab a pint with president Mario Cecchini, GM Danny Maciocia and head coach Khari Jones. Check out our ticket packages by clicking right here.

Montreal vs. Toronto, Toronto vs. Montreal. There’s nothing else like it.

In 2021, the Als and Argonauts went head-to-head just twice. Toronto won their game, 30-27, at home, but the Als took care of business on their own field.

There’s no point in sugar-coating it, the Alouettes gift-wrapped that game at BMO Field on Sep. 24. Vernon Adams Jr. threw for 382 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Running back William Stanback ran for 133 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries. Still, the Als just fell short.

The two interceptions hurt, so did the 45-yard touchdown the defence allowed to Argos receiver Chandler Worthy with a few seconds remaining in the first half.

As frustrating as that loss was at the time, things changed for the better after that game. That defeat prompted the team to switch defensive line coaches, as they swapped out Todd Howard for Greg Quick.

What happened next?

Well, they went on their longest winning streak of 2021. The Als stormed into Hamilton the following week and beat the Ticats in overtime. They also swept a home-and-home series with the Ottawa Redblacks, and they got their revenge on the Argos on Oct. 22.

With Adams Jr. out of the lineup for the rematch, backup quarterback Matthew Shiltz helped lead the way by tossing two touchdown passes and no interceptions. But it was Stanback, as always, who stole the show.

The Als tailback rushed for over 200 yards in the game, he averaged over 8.5 yards per carry and scored one touchdown on the ground. It was the second time in his career that Stanback hit that milestone in a game (he also ran for over 200 yards against the Ticats in July of 2019).

You could feel the buzz in the crowd as he got closer and closer to that 200-yard mark. Yes, Stanback might be making a habit of rushing for these 200-yard games, but they’re still incredibly special and historic milestones when they happen.

 

If you want to relive all 203 yards he rushed for that night, we have you covered:

Fun fact:

In those two games against the Argos in 2021, Stanback ran the ball 43 times for 336 yards (7.8 yards per carry) and two touchdowns.

Make sure you don’t miss his next 200-yard effort at Percival Molson Stadium in 2022!