HAMILTON, Ontario – The Montreal Alouettes pulled off the upset in the 110th Grey Cup, bringing Lord Grey’s mug back to Quebec with a stunning 28-24 comeback win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Tim Hortons Field.
Cody Fajardo found Tyson Philpot for the game-winning 19-yard touchdown with 13 seconds to go, capping off a seven-play, 83-yard championship-winning drive in the final two minutes.
It’s the Alouettes’ eighth Grey Cup championship and first since 2010.
Fajardo completed 21 of 26 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns in the victory en route to Grey Cup MVP honors. William Stanback also rushed for a major.
With the season in the balance on third-and-5 at Winnipeg’s 50-yard line, Fajardo connected with Cole Spieker on a 31-yard lob to keep the drive alive. His next pass was to Philpot, the game’s Most Valuable Canadian, in the end zone.
Winnipeg attempted a short throw and onside punt on the final play, but punter Jamieson Sheahan’s boot was recovered by Montreal’s Marc-Antoine Dequoy at the 5-yard line to end the game.
This is the second straight upset victory for the Alouettes during their Grey Cup run. They defeated the 16-2 Toronto Argonauts on the road in the East Division final before stunning the West champion Blue Bombers, who were making their fourth consecutive Grey Cup appearance.