Toronto (CFL.ca) - Chad Owens had a career night with 163 yards receiving and two touchdowns as the Toronto Argonauts beat the Montreal Alouettes 37-22 on retro night in Toronto.
With the win the Argos move into a tie with the Alouettes for first place in the East.
Owens got the Argos on the board first with a 63-yard touchdown on a catch and run from Cleo Lemon early in the first quarter.
The Argos got the ball back deep inside Als territory after an Anthony Calvillo fumble was recovered by Ronald Flemons. The Argos then went to some razzle dazzle as running Cory Boyd found quarterback Cleo Lemon on the first play of the drive on a halfback pass for a 13 yard gain.
Boyd capped the drive with a one-yard touchdown run.
The Alouettes got their first points early in the second quarter when Calvillo hit Kerry Watkins in the front corner of the endzone for a 17-yard touchdown.
Toronto answered right back though as Ryan Christian returned the ensuing kickoff 110 yards to restore the Argos 14 point lead.
The Argos added a 20-yard Grant Shaw field goal to push their lead to 24-7. The Alouettes looked to have stopped the Argos in their own territory earlier in the drive but the Argos faked a Jamie Boreham punt with a direct snap to Bryan Crawford. Crawford took the ball 42 yards for the first down to set up the Shaw kick.
The Alouettes refused to quit though and cut their deficit to 10 points heading into halftime as Calvillo hit Jamel Richardson for a touchdown with eight seconds to play in the half.
The Argos weren't content to simply sit on their lead in the second half though as Lemon hit Andre Durie in the endzone for a 17 yard touchdown early in the third quarter.
The Alouettes answered with a 49-yard touchdown pass from Calvillo to S.J. Green on a botched coverage by the Argos. Anthony Calvillo finished the game 37-for-49 for 450 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.
But it was the Argos night on Saturday though as Lemon threw his third TD pass of the game, a 40-yarder to Boyd to put the Argos up 37-22 and seal the victory. Lemon finished the game 13-for-19 for 269 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions.
Cory Boyd was the game's leading rusher with 60 yards on 16 carries for the Argos.
Toronto moves to 5-2 and a tie for the Eastern Division lead. They'll host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats next Friday at 6:30pm.