The Toronto Argonauts dropped their Week Eight showdown with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, falling 34-17 at BMO Field on Friday night.
Diontae Spencer made an impressive return to the Argonauts lineup on Friday night. After missing the first six games of the season with an injury, the speedy receiver made 11 receptions for 146 yards in his return, becoming just the second Argos receiver to record 100+ yards in a single game this season.
Llevi Noel, a fourth-round pick in the 2016 CFL Draft, made both his first career reception and his first career CFL touchdown reception on the same drive in the fourth quarter, both of which came on passes from Cody Fajardo. Noel made his team-leading 10th special teams tackle in the game.
Diontae Spencer’s 62-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter was the longest passing play of the Argos’ season thus far.
Spencer’s 11 receptions and 146 yards in the game were a season-high for Argos receivers and were each career-highs for the second-year wideout.
Thomas Gordon recorded his first career interception in the second quarter. In three games since being removed from the six-game injured list, Gordon has five defensive tackles, two special teams tackles, one quarterback sack, and one interception.
For the second straight game, the Argos defence shut the door on second down, allowing the Bombers to convert on just 7-of-20 Across the last two contests, the Double Blue defensive unit has allowed a total of 123 yards on 44 second-down attempts (2.8-yard average), holding the opposition to a 30% conversion rate.
Kenny Shaw caught seven passes in Friday’s game, marking four straight games with six or more receptions for the Florida State product. An Argos receiver did not accomplish that feat at any point during the 2015 season.