TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYER
After a slow start, Montreal quarterback Anthony Calvillo got his groove back. Calvillo completed 27 of 45 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Alouettes to a convincing 44-16 victory over Winnipeg at Canad Inns Stadium last night.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER
Winnipeg defensive back Kelly Malveaux was one of the few bright lights on a dark night for the Bombers. He finished the game with six defensive tackles and had Montreal receivers often hearing footsteps as they dropped several balls thrown in his direction.
TOP SPECIAL TEAM PLAYER
Montreal kicker Damon Duval simply did everything right last night. Aside from booting three field goals, his long kickoffs constantly pinned Winnipeg kick returners, if you can call them that, deep. Not only that but he angled an onside punt perfectly.
SMACK OF THE GAME
Bomber defensive back Kelly Malveaux simply laid out Montreal receiver Sylvain Girard after he caught a short pass.
Late in the first half, Montreal punter Damon Duval perfectly angled an onside punt, allowing Clint Kent to recover at the Winnipeg 29, keeping the Als drive alive. And fullback Mike Vilimek scored on a one-yard dive with one second left in the half. That gave Montreal a 16-15 lead at the half and all of the momentum.
Winnipeg's first play from scrimmage, Bomber quarterback Kevin Glenn completed a 75-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open wide receiver Chris Brazzell.