Alberta, AB, Canada (4E Sports) – Backup Zach Collaros threw for 330 yards and four touchdowns as the Toronto Argonauts defeated the Calgary Stampeders, 33-27, for their fifth straight road win Saturday at McMahon Stadium.
Collaros, who played after starter Ricky Ray suffered a shoulder injury in the first period, hit 25 of 36 passes and completed scoring passes to slotback Andre Durie and wideouts Dontrelle Inman, John Chiles and Mike Bradwell.
With Collaros leading the charge, the Argos won two of three contests, both of which arrived by way of late-game comebacks.
The Argonauts bagged their third straight game and at the same time, ended the Stampeders’ four-game winning streak.
Toronto remained first in the East Division with a 7-4 record, good for 14 points, while the Calgary kept the top spot in the West with a 9-2 record.
Kevin Glenn completed 22 of 33 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns passes to Marquay McDaniel and Jabari Arthur but had two interceptions. Jon Cornish rushed for 81 yards on 16 carries for the Stampeders.
In the first, Collaros hooked up with upstart rookie John Chiles in the endzone, giving the Argos a 7-0 lead.
However, the Stampeders answered back with Rene Paredes bringing them within four thanks to a 52-yard field goal.
Glenn then connected with veteran Jabari Arthur for an 11-yard score – his first since 2011 for an 11-7 lead at the start of the second period.
Later in the game, Drew Tate ran for a one-yard score to put the Stampeders ahead, 18-8, but the Argonauts remained within striking distance after Collaros’ touchdown pass to Durie.
In the third, Glenn hit McDaniel for a touchdown for a 25-15 advantage but the Argonauts outscored the Stampeders the rest of the way en route to victory.