Printers, Lions beat up on shorthanded Als

B.C. Lions’ Steven Black (left) scores a touchdown past Montreal Alouettes’ Chip Cox during the...

B.C. Lions’ Steven Black (left) scores a touchdown past Montreal Alouettes’ Chip Cox during the third quarter of CFL football play in Montreal September 3. (REUTERS/Shaun Best)

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Casey Printers threw a pair of touchdown passes and British Columbia’s defense gave Chris Leak fits in his first pro start as the Lions snapped out of an awful funk in a big way with a 38-17 dismantling of the East Division-leading Montreal Alouettes at McGill Stadium.

Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Casey Printers threw a pair of touchdown passes and British Columbia’s defense gave Chris Leak fits in his first pro start as the Lions snapped out of an awful funk in a big way with a 38-17 dismantling of the East Division-leading Montreal Alouettes at McGill Stadium.

Printers passed for 235 yards on 14-of-28 attempts, throwing touchdowns to Geroy Simon and Steven Black before leaving with cramping. Jamal Robertson rushed for 63 yards on just six carries, while Yonus Davis scored on the ground as the Als put the brakes on a seven-game losing streak dating back to the season opener.

It was the Lions’ first win in Montreal since the 2006 season.

Leak, meanwhile, had a shaky debut at best, throwing two interceptions and losing a fumble that was returned 48 yards for a touchdown by BC’s Korey Banks.

The former Florida star was 15-of-27 passing for 135 yards in subbing for two- time reigning CFL Offensive Player of the Year Anthony Calvillo, who was out due to a sternum injury and bruised ribs.

It was Montreal’s first home loss since October of the 2008 campaign.


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