The BC Lions gave up a huge lead and fell to the Toronto Argonauts 30-27 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia on Friday night.
The Lions jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the second quarter thanks to three touchdowns from Andrew Harris before the Argonauts got the offense going. Toronto scored 21 straight points to tie the game on touchdowns from Trevor Harris and Kevin Elliott as well as a pair of field goals from Ronnie Pfeffer.
The Lions finally got back on the board to regain the lead on a 38-yard field goal from Richie Leone, but that lead was short-lived. Toronto found the end zone for the third time to takes its first lead of the game on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Harris to Natey Adjei.
The Lions answered less than a minute later with a 42-yard field goal from Leone to tie the game at 27. That gave Toronto plenty of time to march for the game-winning score.
Pfeffer closed the scoring with a 24-yard field goal with 46 seconds remaining to give the Argonauts the 30-27 win and a 3-1 record.
Harris led the way for Toronto in the come-for-behind victory. He completed 30-of-40 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns to go along with a rushing score. His favorite targets on the night where Elliott who had six catches for 81 yards and a touchdown and Tori Gurley who finished with five catches for 71 yards.
Chad Owens chipped in with five receptions for 54 yards while Brandon Whitaker had four catches for 46 yards to go along with 35 yards in the running game.
Harris did most of the offensive damage for the Lions as they fell to 2-2. He had 12 carries for 72 yards and two touchdowns to go along with six catches for 57 yards and another score.
Travis Lulay didn’t have a great night for the Lions in the loss. He completed just 18-of-32 passes for 165 yards and a touchdown as well as an interception.
Following a great start to the season, Austin Collie has been less productive the last two weeks. After just one catch for 10 yards in a 27-24 win a week ago, he had three receptions for 20 yards against the Argonauts. So far this season, Collie has 15 catches for 179 yards and two touchdowns.
Up next for Collie and the Lions is a trip to Winnipeg to face the Blue Bombers on Thursday.