REDBLACKS set for clash with Argonauts on Family Day at TD Place
With their second bye week of the CFL season in the books, the Ottawa REDBLACKS will look to flip the script and get back in the win column when they host the Toronto Argonauts on Saturday afternoon.
A rare 1 p.m. start will see these two Ontario rivals clash for the first time this year as TD Place plays host to the REDBLACKS Family Day presented by CAA.
The REDBLACKS will turn to Jonathon Jennings under centre for this one, while the Argonauts, coming off a hard-fought loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Labour Day, are expected to start McLeod Bethel-Thompson.
- Jonathon Jennings, who became a first-time dad during the bye week, was named the starter against Toronto this week. Jennings previously started in relief of an injured Dominique Davis earlier this year.
- Offensively, the Argos are led by receiver Derel Walker, who has 807 yards and five touchdowns so far this year. S.J. Green sits second on the team with 526 yards and two TDs.
- Defensively, former REDBLACKS DB Abdul Kenneh and Micah Awe lead the Argos with 44 defensive tackles apiece.
- Brendan Gillanders is expected to suit up for his 85th career CFL game, this one against his former team (2014-2015).
- Since 1909, Ottawa CFL teams have a record of 98-112-3-0 against Toronto. The REDBLACKS were 1-1 against the Argos last season.
SCOUTING THE OPPOSITION
The Argonauts have put together some solid outings this season, though they haven’t translated to points in the standings as Toronto is 1-9 coming into this one and have lost three-straight. Toronto split the season series with Ottawa last year, picking up a one-point win in their first meeting before the REDBLACKS got the better of them 24-9 the second time around. The Argos picked up their lone win of the 2019 season to date in Week 8 when they edged the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 28-27.
Toronto Argonauts @ Ottawa REDBLACKS | Week 13 – September 7, 2019
Kickoff – 1 p.m. EDT | TD Place
1 PM ET |TV (ENG): TSN / RDS 2 (FR) | Radio: EN: TSN 1200 | FR: 104,7 FM Outaouais