Kackert hits triple digits for Argos

Con Griwkowsky, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:22 AM ET

EDMONTON - Chad Kackert can put a small feather in his cap.

The Toronto Argos running back finished with 139 yards on 20 carries, the first time this year a running back has hit triple figures against the Eskimos.

"How about that," said Kackert. "Not to happy about (the result), to be honest with you."

Kackert, from the University of New Hampshire, got a chance to show his stuff when Cory Boyd went down with a knee injury.

Kackert found the end zone twice in the first half as the Argos build up a 17-1 lead.

That gave him five touchdowns in the three games since he's been tapped the shoulder to replace Boyd.

"I'm doing what I can and the offensive line has been doing a great job," said Kackert. "They were opening up the holes and protecting the quarterback. That makes it easy to do our job."

Kackert broke several 20-plus-yard runs.

"That means the line's doing their job," said Kackert. "We just knew we could run on them so we worked it, that's all."

If there's any rap on Kackert, it's in his ability to hold onto the ball.

Even though Kackert fumbled twice, one loss was overturned on appeal after it appeared the Eskimos had recovered and one was recovered by a teammate.

"That's something I have to work on," said Kackert. "It's upsetting to me. It's not something I'm in the habit of doing in the past. Now, I'm aware of it, so I'm going to have to make some adjustments in practise."

In a losing effort, Kackert was a bright light for the Argos.

con.griwkowsky@sunmedia.ca


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