Joseph rounding into form

TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:03 AM ET

HAMILTON -- Stumble and fumble.

Kerry Joseph would rather leave some things in the pre-season, thanks.

The Argonauts' No. 1 quarterback enjoyed a strong start last night against the Tiger-Cats but his evening started to unravel on a strange play near the end of the first quarter.

Joseph dropped back to pass, caught his foot in the turf and inadvertently flipped the football to Ticats linebacker Otis Floyd, who rumbled 92 yards for a touchdown.

"One of those things you don't want to happen too often," Joseph said with a smile. "Hey, we got a W. Last time we won was here on Labour Day."

Joseph, who worked through the half and into the third quarter, also threw an interception, but more importantly, tossed for one touchdown and ran in for another. He worked out of the shotgun almost exclusively and appeared to be in a groove in the final pre-season test.

Overall, Joseph completed 15 of 25 passes for 166 yards.

"I had a couple of lull moments, but I was more comfortable," the 35-year-old said. "We wanted to start fast and we were able to do that. Now we get to build on what we started on the first day of camp."


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