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BARRE CAMPBELL -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 8:01 AM ET

NOTES:

Ottawa punter Pat Fleming boomed two long kicks at the end of the first half. The first went 59 yards, and the second was a 53-yard effort ... Renegades OL Reggie Nelson returned to the lineup after missing the last four games to an ankle injury. Nelson, a collegiate teammate of QB Kerry Joseph at McNeese State, has missed all but one game this season, the one in Vancouver last month ... Receiver Darryl Ray made his first appearance in a Renegades uniform. The 28-year-old Louis Riel grad began the week on the practice roster, but escaped the taxi squad with an injury to receiver Frank Cutolo ... Argonauts coach Mike (Pinball) Clemons won't make his final decision until just before the opening kickoff, but expects to start backup Michael Bishop at quarterback when the Argonauts '(4-2) face the Montreal Alouettes (3-3) at Rogers Centre in Toronto tonight (TSN, 7 p.m.). Bishop took the bulk of snaps this week with the starting offence as incumbent Damon Allen continues to recover from a bruised ankle bone suffered in the Argos 34-27 home win over Winnipeg on Aug. 1. Bishop replaced Allen in the third quarter of that contest and completed 6-of-13 passes for 111 yards and a key nine-yard touchdown pass to R. Jay Soward. "It will be a game-time decision, but it does certainly favour Michael Bishop," Clemons said yesterday. "Michael in all likelihood will get the start." Bishop won't be the only new face in Toronto's lineup. Soward is sidelined with a shoulder injury and will be replaced by Andre Rison, who will make his first start of the season. LB Antonious Bonner returns to the defence after missing five games with back spasms.

SOME THINGS WORTH NOTING

ONE OF THE BIG CHEERS OF THE NIGGT: Went to Ottawa WR Jason Armstead, after he caught a ball and dragged LaDouphyous (dontchalovethatname?) McCall a couple of yards as the 'Riders DB hung on to his right leg.

ONE OF THE BIG BOOS OF THE NIGHT: Directed at the official who gave Armstead a poor spot on the above play. Renegades gambled and converted the following third and one.

HIT OF THE NIGHT: Gades MLB Kai Ellis jarred RB Corey Holmes after the latter caught a six-yard pass at midfield. How hard? Both guys lost their helmets on the play.

GIRLS GONE WILD: Rumoured to be at the stadium last night were makers of the Girls Gone Wild (video, website and DVDs) phenomena sweeping North America, presumably to pick up footage for their next film in the southside upper deck. Like it or not, Mardi Gras Madness is gaining the Renegades continent-wide publicity.

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE: By decree of team president Lonie Glieberman, tunes piped over the sound system last night were from the '70s as well as The Best of Dean Martin. As far as mood setters for a football game go, the idea was a killer. But it probably appeased some of the folks disgusted with the above.

Sun Rating: 4 out of 5


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