TORONTO - Ricky Ray was upstaged by the emerging quarterback Drew Willy once this season. He wasn’t about to let it happen a second time.
On a rare Tuesday night game, in a building no longer suited for the Argos, with a rather tiny crowd, Ray pushed aside all of the distractions and all the side-issues to do what he does best: Control the CFL game.
Ray was in command, completing 26 of 33 passes for 297 yards and four touchdowns, proving again he can do what no one else in Canadian football is capable of: He can conduct the orchestra. He can make chicken salad out of chicken-something-else.
He can take a team minus all of its starting receivers — with Chad Owens, Andre Durie, Jason Barnes and John Chiles on the sidelines and playing without Durie’s backup — and still find a way to put his receivers in position to succeed.