Argos' Lemon catching on

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:00 AM ET

The Cleo Lemon/Cory Boyd combination has been an integral part of the Argonauts’ offence.

But Boyd to Lemon? Even that worked, when the Argos stunned the Als with a throwback option in the first quarter. Lemon gained 13 yards after making a reception, a play that happened when Boyd, after taking the handoff, cut across the field and threw back to Lemon.

“That was a cool experience,” Lemon said. “It has been a while since I pulled out the receiver hands, but Cory did a great job of getting it to me. Wish he could have given me a bit of a better ball, I could have got in the (end) zone. Cory has a great arm, so when we put that play in, we were confident he could handle it.”

Don’t worry, Lemon was joking about not getting in for a touchdown. But he got the Argos to the Alouettes’ eight-yard line, and a few plays later, Boyd charged in for a one-yard major and a 13-0 Argos lead.

Boyd figured he had not thrown a pass since high school. His ball stayed up in the air a bit, but Montreal had no idea the play was coming, so there were no defenders close to Lemon.

“At least I am one-for-one,” Boyd said. “I tried to get it out there the best I could, and hey, it was a completion. I guess I did not set my feet. I threw off my back foot, and that is what a quarterback is not supposed to do. But that’s why I play running back and he is the quarterback.”

Said offensive lineman Rob Murphy, tongue-in-cheek: “If Cleo had any speed at all, he would have made it into the end zone.”


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