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Johnny Manziel delivered a much-improved efficiency on Saturday, however it wasn’t sufficient for a victory.

In his second recreation as beginning quarterback for the Montreal Alouettes, Manziel’s crew misplaced 24-17 to the host Ottawa Redblacks.

The former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback was 16-for-26 passing for 168 yards and practically ran for a 17-yard landing, however he fumbled and it was recovered by centre Kristian Matte for the most important to provide the Alouettes (1-7) a 16-11 lead within the third quarter.

The Redblacks (5-3) rallied, nonetheless, and William Powell scampered into the tip zone from 10 yards out with simply 36 seconds remaining to place his crew forward for good.

Manziel was coming off a disastrous CFL debut when he threw 4 interceptions final week in a loss in opposition to Hamilton.

He was higher in opposition to Ottawa, not throwing an interception. But the most effective quarterback was Redblacks counterpart Trevor Harris, who was 44-of-54 passing for 487 yards, surpassing the 15,000-yard mark for his profession.

Redblacks rookie Lewis Ward broke Luca Congi’s CFL report for many consecutive subject targets made by a first-year participant after knocking in his 22nd straight.

The 15-yard try within the fourth quarter tied the sport at 17-17.

Ward’s record-breaking try got here after he made a 33-yarder earlier within the fourth to chop Montreal’s result in 17-14.

Montreal sits final within the CFL’s East Division, whereas Ottawa is on high — the one crew within the division with a profitable report.

Harris threw his first landing of the sport within the third quarter, a 14-yard strike to R.J. Harris. It was Harris’ first receiving landing of the season, and put Ottawa forward 11-5 — its first lead of the sport.

The Alouettes added a single simply earlier than halftime to make it 9-5. It got here after Ward made a 45-yard subject purpose to chop the result in 8-5.

A Harris cross meant for Greg Ellingson was picked off by Montreal linebacker Chris Ackie and returned 35 yards for a landing to provide the Alouettes an 8-2 lead earlier within the second quarter.

The lone level scored by both crew in a turnover-filled first quarter got here after Montreal’s Bede booted a 57-yard punt into the Ottawa finish zone for a single.

The Redblacks head to Winnipeg to play the Blue Bombers (5-3) on Friday, whereas the Alouettes are in Edmonton to tackle the Eskimos (5-3) subsequent Saturday.

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