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Redblacks outlast Elks 25-18, post second win of season
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Redblacks outlast Elks 25-18, post second win of season

Even playing the last-place Ottawa Redblacks couldn’t help the Edmonton Elks snap their horrendous home slump. Backup quarterback Caleb Evans scored a pair of short-yardage touchdowns as the Redblacks put together their strongest showing of the season in a 25-18 victory over the Elks on Saturday.It was only the second win of the CFL season for the Redblacks (2-8), who snapped a two-game skid.“I thought our defence did a good job getting take-aways and tackling them in space and making their offence uncomfortable. Our special teams did good and popped off a couple of runs. Offensively, Nick Arbuckle did a good job,” said Ottawa head coach Paul LaPolice.“We had a couple of fumbles that we need to clean up and get better at, but it was a good complete team win.” Story continu...
Roughriders end slump by edging Elks 34-23 in Edmonton – Edmonton
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Roughriders end slump by edging Elks 34-23 in Edmonton – Edmonton

Having a break definitely seemed to serve Saskatchewan well. Quarterback Cody Fajardo ran for a pair of touchdowns and passed for another as the Saskatchewan Roughriders emerged with a 34-23 CFL victory over the Edmonton Elks on Saturday.“I thought we played hard, but we weren’t very smart,” said Elks head coach Chris Jones. “You’ve got to do things the right way. You can’t have missed assignments and penalties and expect to win big ball games.”“In the second half we took a couple of really big penalties and we had a turnover or so that we couldn’t generate touchdowns. We ended up kicking field goals and then, unfortunately, we took penalties late and it cost us the ballgame.”The Roughriders (5-4) had lost three consecutive games before having a bye week and coming back with a win...