Argos 30, Roughriders 26
REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) _ The Toronto Argonauts overcame a 19-point deficit Sunday and rallied to defeat the Saskatchewan Roughriders 30-26 in a Canadian Football League game.
Toronto, which trailed 26-9 late in the third quarter, finished the season with a record of 6-10, last in the four-team East Division. Saskatchewan finished fourth in the West Division at 5-11 and out of the playoffs for a ninth consecutive season.
Rickie Turner came off the bench to replace injured veteran Conredge Holloway early in the third quarter and provided the touch Toronto needed. He connected with wide receiver Terry Greer for a 53-yard touchdown which sparked the Toronto comeback, and hit running back Walter Bender for a 19-yard screen pass touchdown in the fourth quarter which lifted the Argonauts to the victory.
A wild fourth quarter overshadowed Saskatchewan running back Craig Ellis’ touchdown runs of 45 and one yard.
Running back Craig Ellis scored on runs of 45 and 1 yard to give him 17 touchdowns for the season, tying him for second place in the Saskatchewan record books with wide receiver Hugh Campbell, now coach of the National Football League’s Houston Oilers, who had 17 touchdowns in the 1966 season.