Montreal, QC, Canada (4E Sports) – Josh Neiswander tossed for 260 yards and a touchdown to lead the Montreal Alouettes to a 17-12 win over the Sascatchewan Roughriders Sunday at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium.
Neiswander completed 21 of 36 passes while receiver Duron Carter hauled in five catches for 162 yards and a score as the Alouettes (5-8) snapped a three-game losing streak.
The Alouettes also spoiled veteran receiver Geroy Simon’s entry into the record books. Simon surpassed Ben Cahoon as the CFL’s all-time receptions leader when he caught his 1,018th catch from Darian Durant in the first period.
Durant hit 24 of 46 heaves for 339 yards and a touchdown but had three interceptions as the Roughriders (8-5) suffered their fourth straight loss.
With 148 left in the second period, Neiswander put the Alouettes ahead, 11-4, when he found Carter for a 45-yard touchdown pass.
In the fourth, Durant answered with a 24-yard scoring heave to Weston Dressler to tie the game at 11, with 11:44 to play.
However, Sean Whyte made back-to-back field goals from 40 and 19 yards to offset a single by Ricky Schmitt to give Montreal a 17-12 advantage.
The Roughriders had one final drive but failed to find the endzone as Chip Cox intercepted a Durant pass, allowing the Als to hang on for the victory.
Next week, the Alouettes head to Edmonton where they take on the Edmonton Eskimos in a crucial matchup. The Roughriders, meanwhile, head to BC, where Simon will make what should be an emotional return to Vancouver.