Quarterback Mike Reilly passed for three touchdowns and took one in himself as the Edmonton Eskimos overcame a sloppy start to record a 41-22 victory over the B.C. Lions on the Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium on Friday.
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Reilly completed 22 of 30 passes for 326 yards as the Eskimos improved to 2-1 on the season, while the Lions are 1-1.
The Lions started the game with a single on a 37-yard missed field-goal attempt by Tyler Long.
B.C. got the ball back when Reilly was picked off by T.J. Lee, eventually leading to a one-yard touchdown plunge by Jeremiah Johnson.
Edmonton continued to implode, fumbling the ball away to Dyshawn Davis on its own 23-yard line on the ensuing kick-off. Long kicked a 14-yard field goal to put the Lions up 11-0 midway through the first.
The Esks got on the board when B.C. conceded a safety.
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The Eskimos will be back in action on Saturday, July 7, in Toronto; in the first half of a home-and-home series.
The kick-off is at 3:30 p.m., with the Countdown to Kick-off starting at 2 p.m., on 630 CHED.