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November 15, 2021

GLOBAL GAME PREVIEW | Elks at Argonauts

TORONTO – Next stop, BMO Field.

The Edmonton Elks season-ending road trip lands on the shores of Lake Ontario Tuesday night, as the Green and Gold take on the Toronto Argonauts.

Kickoff in the 6ix is set for 5:30 p.m. MT (7:30 p.m. ET).

It’ll be the second game in four days for Edmonton after suffering a 29-24 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders Saturday afternoon in Regina. As you could guess, it’s the shortest turnaround between games for one team in CFL history.

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Edmonton (2-10-0) is hoping to snap an eight-game losing streak, while the Argos (9-4-0) are entering the night after clinching first in the East Division with their 31-12 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last week.

The Elks head into the game unscathed in the injury department, as everyone who dressed in the Queen City on Saturday is available.

Several key faces return to the lineup for the Elks, but more on that in Quick Hitters.

On the Argos side of the gridiron, rest is top of mind for the Boatmen, who will host the CFL’s Eastern Final on December 5.

GAME DAY INFORMATION 
DATE | TIME Tuesday, November 16 | 5:30 p.m. MT
LOCATION  BMO Field | Toronto, ON
TV TSN | Rod Smith (PBP), Duane Forde (Colour), Matthew Scianitti (Sideline)
WEB TSN Direct
RADIO

103.9 CISN | Morley Scott (PBP), Dave Campbell (Colour), Blake Dermott (Analyst)

The Countdown to Kickoff pre-game show starts at 4:30 p.m. MT

50/50 TICKETS Click here to purchase your James H. Brown & Associates 50/50 tickets.
DEPTH CHARTS Edmonton (click here) | Toronto (click here)

 

THE COACHES  
COACH 2021 TEAM RECORD OVERALL RECORD (REG. SEASON)
EDMONTON Jaime Elizondo (1st season) 2-10-0 2-10-0
TORONTO Ryan Dinwiddie (1st season) 9-4-0 9-4-0

 

QB1  
QUARTERBACK 2021 STATS REG. SEASON CAREER STATS
EDMONTON Taylor Cornelius (1st season) 124-of-204 | 1608 YDS | 9 TD | 7 INT 124-of-204 | 1608 YDS | 9 TD | 7 INT
TORONTO Antonio Pipkin (4th season) 3-of-4 | 47 YDS | 0 TD | 0 INT 102-of-186 | 1342 YDS | 4 TD | 8 INT

SHORT TURNAROUNDS

Both the Elks and Argos are coming off short turnarounds, as Edmonton played Saturday afternoon in Regina, while Toronto was at home to Hamilton on Friday night.

The Elks have the shorter of the two turnarounds, with with about 72 hours between games after wrapping up their game at Mosaic Stadium at around 7 p.m. ET on Saturday night. The Argos will have had about 24 hours more time to recoup after their East Division clinching 31-12 win against the Tiger-Cats.

ON AND OFF THE SHELF

A total of six players will draw into the Green and Gold’s lineup Tuesday night, who weren’t dressed against the Riders.

The changes include the the expansion of the active roster by five players, which was part of the agreement when this game was rescheduled to the middle of Week 16 after the August 26th edition of the Elks and Argos was moved due to Edmonton’s COVID outbreak.

The Elks emerged from their Saturday afternoon game with the Roughriders with little to no injury trouble.

Aaron Grymes, who left the game Saturday with an ankle injury, is in the lineup against Toronto.

In addition to Grymes being good to go, injured players Derel Walker (WR) and James Wilder Jr. (RB) draw back into the lineup after missing the last two games against Saskatchewan.

Wilder Jr. will be back atop the Elks running back depth chart, slotting in ahead of Walter Fletcher.

On defence, Thomas Costigan returns after missing the last three games of the season.

  • The Elks have now covered 2,725 kilometres of their 6,891-kilometre trip.
  • Edmonton comes into the game looking to snap an eight-game losing streak after starting the season 2-2.
  • The Elks current streak is tied for the second longest losing streak in franchise history.
  • For more stats, click here for the CFL stats package.

VS. TORONTO    
HOME ROAD COMBINED LAST 10 (STREAK)
ELKS RECORD 32-16-1 21-28-0 53-44-1 7-3-0 (won 3)
RECENT MEETINGS 26-0 W / July 25, 2019 41-26 W / August 16, 2019