Forzani enjoys another great performance against Als

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:04 AM ET

MONTREAL - Johnny Forzani wouldn’t mind seeing the Montreal Alouettes more often.

“I want to play them six times a year,” Forzani said with a grin. “I’ve had good luck against them.”

The Calgary Stampeders’ speedy sophomore assumed a starring role in Sunday’s 32-27 victory over the Montreal Alouettes at Percival Molson Stadium, hauling in six passes for 108 yards and making two trips to the endzone.

It’s the second time this season that Forzani has torched Montreal’s secondary. In their Aug. 27 clash at McMahon Stadium, the 22-year-old receiver racked up 101 yards and two touchdowns.

Forzani now has a pair of 100-yard outings on his CFL resume, both against the two-time defending champs. Of his five career touchdowns, four have come at the Alouettes’ expense.

Apparently, Stamps offensive co-ordinator Dave Dickenson and receivers coach Pete Costanza figured the speedy sophomore was primed for a big afternoon in Montreal.

“The coaches were saying I was going to have a big week against them. They said, ‘We expect you to have a good week against these guys. They play you man-to-man, and you’re faster than the guys you’re playing against,’ ” Forzani said.

“They don’t say that every week, because with all our guys we have, it’s different every week. So I’m happy. I don’t think I let them down, and I feel good about that.”

SHORT YARDAGE

One of the biggest beneficiaries of Drew Tate’s promotion to starting quarterback has been Rob Cote. With Tate at the controls, the broad-shouldered fullback has five catches for 78 yards in the past two games, including a 41-yard reception in the first quarter of Sunday’s matinee ... Mixed results for Stamps QB Henry Burris, who saw his first game action since losing his starting job to Drew Tate. On his first snap, he found Jon Cornish on a pitch play, and the star running back scored a one-yard touchdown. On the second, Burris was charged with a fumble, the result of a botched snap with centre Tim O’Neill, and the Stamps lost the ball ... Joffrey Reynolds also coughed up the football once, his fourth fumble of the campaign. That equals his highest fumble count since 2008, when Reynolds had more than twice as many touches.

LONG SNAPS

Classy move, Cornish. After his second touchdown of the day, the Stamps running back was shown on TSN saying, “that one is for the Warriors.” The Stamps and Edmonton Eskimos are wearing helmet decals as a tribute to four members of the Grande Prairie Warriors’ high-school football team killed in a car crash last weekend ... From the pressbox, it’s awfully tough to tell the difference between Alouettes No. 18 Jamel Richardson and No. 19 S.J. Green. Both are big bodies, and both are great receivers ... By my count, Stamps CB Geoff Tisdale has been flagged for a boneheaded penalty in three consecutive outings. At least Sunday’s needless face-mask foul didn’t come on the final drive of the game.

EXTRA POINTS

You’ve gotta wonder what the future holds for Sandro DeAngelis. The 29-year-old kicker, who booted five field goals for the Stamps in the 2008 Grey Cup, has been stashed on the Alouettes’ active roster all season but hasn’t appeared in a single game ... All four CFL matchups this weekend were won by the team with the worse record. Go figure ... Speaking of parity, five teams have 10-7 records heading into the final week of what’s been an exciting campaign in the three-down football ranks. And first place is still up for grabs in both divisions. Can’t ask for much more than that.


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