Boris Bede kicked five field goals and the Montreal Alouettes snapped their 13-game losing streak with a 23-17 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders Saturday night.
Bede’s fifth field goal of the night snuffed a late bid for a comeback victory by the Roughriders and pushed the Alouettes’ lead to eight with less than three minutes remaining.
Montreal’s last victory came in the 2017 season when it beat the Toronto Argonauts 21-9 on August 11.
The Riders, led by No. 3 quarterback David Watford, were unable to find a late score. Watford did lead a late drive into Montreal territory before Najee Murray intercepted a deep pass attempt to Duron Carter with one minute remaining.
Montreal improved to 1-2 on the season. The Riders have lost two in a row and are 1-2.
Trailing 17-6 after three quarters, the Riders were sparked by a 53-yard punt return by Christion Jones, a play that set up Watford and the offence at the Montreal 17-yard line.
(The Canadian Press)