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CFL: Argonauts put home streak on the line vs. Redblacks

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Caleb Evans looks to follow a stellar CFL debut with another strong performance Wednesday when the Ottawa Redblacks visit the Toronto Argonauts.

Evans threw for three touchdowns to lead Ottawa to a 34-24 victory over the Edmonton Elks last Tuesday. The 23-year-old rookie completed 15 of 22 passes for 191 yards and added a team-leading 59 yards rushing to help the Redblacks (2-5) snap a five-game losing skid.

“The moment you get complacent is the moment you stop getting better,” Evans said, per the Ottawa Citizen. “So, if I throw three or four, or even eight touchdown passes, there’s always something you can fix in that film session because it’s never as good as it seems and it’s never as bad as it seems. There’s always something to critique and work to get better at.”

Evans joined speedy Redblacks receiver DeVonte Dedmon in being named as a top performer by the league on Tuesday. Dedmon recorded his second punt return for a touchdown in as many weeks in the win over the Elks.

The Redblacks will look to hand Toronto its first home loss of the season. The Argonauts (4-3) improved to 3-0 at BMO Field with a 30-27 victory over the Montreal Alouettes on Sept. 24, their fifth consecutive home victory (including two in 2019).

McLeod Bethel-Thompson completed 13 of 19 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns against the Alouettes. The performance effectively earned Bethel-Thompson a second straight start Wednesday and fourth of the season.

“I think it’s bigger than me,” Bethel-Thompson, 33, said Monday. “It’s about getting back-to-back wins.

“We haven’t done that yet this year. We need to make that step forward, we need to start expecting to be good, not finding out who we are in the first quarter but expecting to be good and proving it to ourselves. Doing that in back-to-back games I think is really important and that’s what I am looking forward to.”

The Argonauts will celebrate the 30-year anniversary of their 1991 championship team Wednesday. Raghib “Rocket” Ismail was named the MVP of the Grey Cup following Toronto’s 36-21 victory over the Calgary Stampeders.

–Field Level Media

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