Alouettes Qualify for Playoffs with a Win over Ottawa

October 1, 2023 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Montreal Alouettes News Release

Montreal - The Montreal Alouettes won a second straight game in Ottawa on Saturday afternoon, 32-15. The victory allowed the Alouettes to clinch a playoff spot.

The defence was particularly strong with six turnovers, five sacks and two touchdowns. On offense, William Stanback (rushing) and Tyson Philpot (receiving) each earned a touchdown.

Game Notes:

-Shawn Lemon collected his first career touchdown when he picked up a fumble and ran it into the end zone in the fourth quarter.

-In his first career game, returner James Letcher amassed 105 yards on six punt returns.

-Safety Marc-Antoine Dequoy returned an interception 108 yards for a touchdown.

- William Stanback ran for 85 yards on 13 rushing attempts and added one major.

-Tyrice Beverette and Reggie Stubblefield each collected two sacks.

They said it:

"To get to the end, we had to qualify for the playoffs and that was our first goal at camp. Now that this first goal is achieved, we can aspire to go further. We've come a long way but there's still a lot of work to do." - Jason Maas, head coach

"We played physically for four quarters. We put pressure on their quarterback, which made it difficult and uncomfortable, and we were able to create some turnovers. Hats off to our players for following the game plan."

- Noel Thorpe, defensive coordinator

''This victory feels good. Both the offense and the defence and our special teams played well It's a real team victory for the second game in a row."

- Alexandre Gagné, fullback

The Alouettes next game is on Monday, October 9 against the Ottawa REDBLACKS at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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