Argos D coming up big

The Argos defence forces B.C. quarterback Travis Lulay to unload the ball for a fumble late in...

The Argos defence forces B.C. quarterback Travis Lulay to unload the ball for a fumble late in Tuesday's game. The Argos turned that into a game-sealing TD. (Michael Peake, Toronto Sun)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:53 PM ET

Officially, the Argos were credited with a season-high five turnovers during Tuesday night’s victory over the B.C. Lions — arguably the team’s finest moment on defence this season.

When an opponent is forced to try to convert third-down attempts with their backup quarterback late in a game, with little chance of mounting a comeback, turnovers on downs become inevitable.

The Argos defence came up with stops on both of B.C.’s desperation possessions at the Rogers Centre, but the plays that were produced throughout the game were the ones that stood out.

Whether it was a strip of running back Andrew Harris with the Lions poised to make the evening a one-possession game, forcing QB Travis Lulay to fumble deep in B.C. territory — which led to a game-sealing TD for the Boatmen — or a Marcus Ball interception, his first of the season, Toronto’s defence was dominant.

It remains to be seen what awaits the Argos when they play the Alouettes next Thursday.


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