The Toronto Argonauts fell short against a divisional opponent in Montreal, dropping to 5-9 with a loss to the Montreal Alouettes (4-9).
Drew Willy finished his first Argos start 24-of-35 for 226 passing yards and one interception, adding 44 rushing yards on four carries.
Lirim Hajrullahu led the offensive output for the Argos, converting on 3-of-3 field goal attempts from 41, 32, and 36 yards.
Shawn Lemon recorded two sacks in the first half, giving him a total of 12 on the season and moving him just one shy of his single-season high of 13, set in 2014 as a member of the Calgary Stampeders. In two games against the Alouettes in 2016, Lemon totaled four sacks and five defensive tackles.
Justin Hickman tallied two sacks on the night as well, giving the veteran the ninth multi-sack game of his CFL career and his first since September 7, 2015 as a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Bryan Hall and Cory Greenwood each added sacks in the game as well, giving the Argos D their first game with five or more sacks this season.
In his return to the lineup, Cory Greenwood posted four defensive tackles and a sack, his first since August 28, 2015 against the Edmonton Eskimos.
Drew Willy tallied a career-long carry of 34 yards at the conclusion of the first half, eclipsing his previous long of 30 yards.
Brandon Whitaker finished the contest with 95 rushing yards on 12 carries, giving the Argos back 833 rushing yards in 2016 and keeping him on pace to become the team’s first 1,000-yard rusher since Cory Boyd in 2011.
Whitaker added six receptions for 37 yards in the game, giving the Argos back 61 catches this season. It’s the second time in his career that the Baylor product has tallied 60+ catches, and his 4.4 receptions per game have him on pace for a career-high of 79 this season.
After producing just one game of 400+ yards of offence through the first half of the season, the Argos have racked up 400+ yards in four of their last five games.
Sunday’s game marked the first time since Week Four vs. Ottawa that the Argonauts didn’t record a single takeaway.