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Ouellette's five-yard TD run leads Argos past Blue Bombers 24-23 to win Grey Cup

A.J. Ouellette's five-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter rallied the Toronto Argonauts to a stirring 24-23 upset of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 109th Grey Cup on Sunday night.

 

Ouellette's TD - his second of the game - came at 11:36 with Boris Bede's convert giving Toronto its slender advantage.

 

And it was backup Chad Kelly, the nephew of former NFL star Jim Kelly, who engineered the five-play, 36-yard drive with veteran McLeod Bethel-Thompson sidelined with an unspecified injury. Ouellette's touchdown was set up by Javon Leake's 44-yard punt return that put Toronto at the Winnipeg 31-yard line with 6:07 remaining.

 

On Winnipeg's next possession, linebacker Henoc Muamba intercepted Zach Collaros to put the Argos at the Winnipeg 43-yard line with 3:20 to play. But the Bombers stayed alive with Nick Hallett's block of Bede's 37-yard field goal that put the West Division team at its 29-yard line with two minutes to go.

 

Following Robbie Smith's second-down sack, Smith got to Collaros again on third down but was flagged for a facemask penalty, putting Winnipeg at its 41. The Bombers drove to the Toronto 40-yard line but Smith blocked Liegghio's 47-yard attempt, putting Toronto at its 14-yard line with 43 seconds remaining.

 

Toronto was then able to run the clock out.

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