When a team scores 90 points in its opening two games, the offence is bound to get the headlines, but the Montreal Alouettes are getting praise for the Shea Emry Experiment, starting a CIS alumnus at middle linebacker.
TSN's announcing team of Chris Cuthbert and Glenn Suitor were pretty effusive in their praise of the UBC grad, noting he runs well and has been authoritative about plaing the position. Emry ended up credited with only three tackles, but as far as anchoring the D goes, the Alouettes defence did not give up a touchdown in the first 58 minutes and change of the game. Edmonton's backup QB Jason Maas threw a window-dressing TD pass in the dot-the-Is stages of the contest.
Of course, another CIS alum in the Als linebacker corps, Cory Huclack (Manitoba), ended up scoring an interception-return TD after grabbing a deflected pass (the ball went off the shoulder of Jesse Lumsden's replacement, Arkee Whitlock, who had a nightmarish night).
On the other side of the ledger, it's probably fair to say that Eskimos safety Elliott Richardson (Acadia) had a longggggg night, since that goes for every one of Edmonton's defenders.
Another CIS alumni in the CFL note: Matt O'Meara (McMaster) is expected to start at right tackle for Saskatchewan in Saturday's Roughriders-Argonauts game (1 p.m. Eastern, TSN). Jordan Rempel (Saskatchewan) has been moved to the nine-game injured list.