I actually stopped watching this one early in the 3rd quarter after what turned out being Edmonton's last scoring play. You can imagine my reaction when I checked the score later and saw that this team had a 34-31 lead after being down by 25 points. Coming back from being down 25 was said to be the biggest comeback in team history. I can believe that. I do recall a big comeback win in Saskatchewan in 2012, but this one was bigger. And here's an interesting fact from this article: http://3downnation.com/2016/07/23/ticats-comeback-ages/
It was the largest comeback for the Ticats since Sept. 3, 1973 when they erased a 21-point halftime deficit against the B.C. Lions.
And from what I just saw on TSN, Masoli threw 23 consecutive complete passes which is a new league record. I was wondering if Masoli would turn out being anything more than an interesting little footnote in team history. Well, he has a record in the league's record book that may stand for quite some time. And wasn't it Maas who previously held that record? He could not have enjoyed standing on the sidelines, watching his record get broken.
It did look like Masoli got some help from his receivers. And the total number of sacks the offence surrendered? Zero. Number of INTs thrown by Masoli? Also zero.
In the first half, I saw players on the defence keep missing tackles and Reilly looked like he was able to easily handle our D. But I suppose they turned things around in that second half.
This team just defeated the defending champions in their house. And they did it without their starting QB. They say no lead is safe in the CFL, but who expected this? I'm sure this game will be remembered for quite some time. I'll have to watch the second half sometime later.