March 21, 2023

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Alouettes 27 – red and black 16 | A victory that will never doubt

Alouettes 27 - red and black 16 |  A victory that will never doubt

In his fourth season in the CFL and Alloyts, Matt Schultz was finally able to enjoy his first win as an early quarterback. Schultz excelled in the first half, defeating the Ottawa Rouge and Noir quarterbacks 27-16 overall.

Miguel Buzzold

Miguel Buzzold

The final mark is not really representative of the pace of the meeting. The Khari Jones men were in control from the start of the game until the end.

Schultz had already made more than 200 yards after the first half. He scored a four-yard run major and threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Jake Weinke.

“It’s a very good feeling. During the week I’re more nervous and anxious.

Thanks to his performance Saturday at TD Place in Ottawa, Schiltz admitted that he has proven himself to be an early quarterback in the CFL.

“Sure. I believed in myself, but at the end of the day, we should. The company and the coaches reminded me that I was on this team for a reason and that they trusted me.”

“I’ve been here for four years and a lot of people have believed in me and seen something in me. It’s worth the wait. The time I took to be patient before achieving my first success made this moment even more satisfying.”

Jones and Alloutes quickly demonstrated that they could not play safely in the absence of Vernon Adams Jr. with an injured left hand. Schultz had several long passes and took some duplicates from the rouge at noir running backs, including a touchdown down that the quarterback himself scored.

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“Matt was very good and in control. He played games with his arm and leg when needed,” Jones summed up.

The Schultz figures would have been better if Wineke had not given up a touchdown pass at the start of the game. The receiver, wanting to make sure not to go out of the end zone, saw the ball touch his fingers.

Photo by Justin Tang, Canadian Press

Jeshrun Antvi (20) and Jake Wineke (9)

But Winnie did not score twice as many touchdowns than other receivers in the league. His touchdown was scored shortly after, when he caught the ball between two red and black players trying to cover the ball. This is already his eighth touchdown in 2021.

“I had to redeem myself after leaving the pass in the end zone,” Vinnie said with his usual smile. “Matt is awesome today. It’s always been anywhere on the players’ chart.”

Downside only the dangerous side, half Cameron Artis-Payne missed and missed the ball on two occasions, replacing William Stanback for the second game in a row. It was learned shortly before the game that Stanback would not play due to food poisoning.

Fire protection

Als offense in the second sense is less productive, but it doesn’t really have to be. Due to the rain and the fact that his defense completely dominated the Red Black attack, Jones was reluctant to take any chances.

“To be honest with you, I did not pick games to generate too many points in the second half. I had to avoid calling more aggressive games in some cases. I made decisions to win.”

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Attacking Rouge at Noir is doomed. Early in his fourth career, young Caleb Evans was a victim of 12 passes for 23 off 145 yards, a touchdown and three interruptions. Torin Krishan was appointed to replace him late in the game, but then rolled to his feet, which kept him out of the game.

This is no less than 10 bags made by Alouettes! David Munard, Michael Wakefield and Nick Usher both got it. Chris Aki led the team with seven tackles, including one tackle. Rodney Randall Jr. (two) and Tie Cranston managed the barriers, while Monshadrick “Money” played his best game of the Hunter season. In short, all members of the defense played well.

Munard stood a few times at the start of the game, including offering a cup of coffee to the offensive lineman in front of him, which led to a touch of security. A luxury reserveist on the Quebezer protection line.

“David Munard is amazing. I insisted on bringing him in the offseason because he’s been in the BC Lions at the same time and I know how good he is. And it’s much better now. He’s a tough player and a strong man,” Jones commented.

“We played well in our last match [lundi] And we want to be good this week, “said Munard, who believes the Rouge et Noir attack solutions are running out.

“When a team goes nowhere and their criminal fights, it always is. So, yes, it seemed to us. But if the attack stops, we stop playing games.”

“Our defense has been excellent. Their quarterbacks have been under pressure throughout the game and the number of our bags shows it,” Jones said.

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This is another season to forget for Rouge at Noir. Mike Benevides plays with defensive intensity and toughness and the special teams are thankful to kicker Luis Ward and return specialist Devonte Deadmon. But the attack was pathetic.

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Rank first in the game

The Alouettes will face tough opponents in the coming weeks. With an eight-game winning streak, defending champions Winnipeg will play their next four games against two winning teams, including the Blue Bombers.

But the first part of this streak will face the Toronto Argonauts next Friday at the Percival-Molson Stadium. With the win, the Allouts will join Argos‌ in first place in the Eastern Division.

After three wins in a row, do you think Jones’ team is currently taking off?

“I think so, yes. Our players feel good, and both attack and defense want to do well with each other.”

We need to see if there is a similar situation within the next month. The Allouts have been playing well lately, but keep in mind that four of their five wins this season have come at the expense of Rouge et Noir and the Edmonton Elks, the two worst teams on the circuit. We will be down to business from Friday.