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Elks dominate second half, snapping 3-game skid with 30-12 win over Redblacks

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The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press

Darren Desaulniers

Edmonton Elks quarterback Taylor Cornelius (15) runs with the ball during first half CFL action against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa on Friday, August 19, 2022.
Edmonton Elks quarterback, Taylor Cornelius (15) carries the ball during the first half of the CFL against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa on Friday, August 19, 2022. Photo by Patrick Doyle /THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ottawa — Taylor Cornelius hits his two touchdown passes , the Edmonton Elks scored 21 unanswered points in the second half of a 30-12 victory over the Ottawa Redblacks on Friday.

Cornelius passed 27 for 208 yards, including his 4-yard touchdown pass to Derell Walker with 6:34 left in the fourth quarter. Succeeded in 16 middle passes. The win ended his three-game losing streak for the Elks (3-7).

Caleb Evans threw for his 111 yards and a 21-yard touchdown. It was his 19th defeat in the

One of his few bright spots for the Redblacks was his 50-yard reception by Darvin Adams in his 100th game appearance in the CFL. With his 11:03 in the third quarter, his 18-yard touchdown pass from Cornelius to Kenny Lawler gave the Elks their first lead of the game at 16-12. .

Just eight minutes later, Ante Milanovicci Littore scored on his two-yard run, pushing the Elks lead to 23–12.

The Redblacks went 12-9 in the third quarter after a less-than-spectacular first half that began with the Ottawa PA announcer introducing Edmonton as an Eskimo. It has entered. Lewis Ward scored his goal near the halfway mark of the first quarter as he fielded 46 yards, but Edmonton defensive lineman Jake Selesna's ruffing of his kicker penalty stunned him. Gave the Redblacks another down his set. A minute later, Ottawa had the advantage as Evans scored for 21 yards at the 7:43 mark.

The Elks fought back with his goal on his 52-yard field in Castillo before the end of the quarter. In the second quarter, Ward brought Rouge his pair of points as he missed back-to-back field goals of 40 and 47 yards, leaving him with six points on the board. With 4:45 remaining he connected from 13 yards out and gave the Redblacks a 12-3 lead. Late in the first half, after a defensive pass interference call, the Elks had the ball at his line for the Redblacks one yard.

Quarterback Kai Roxley entered the game in a short-yard situation, but he was stopped twice for sneak attempts. Locksley scored on his third try on his play sweeping his right, but Castillo hit the upright on a point after trying to make it 12–9 on him.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on August 19, 2022.

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