VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Dave Dickenson completed
19-of-24 passes for 229 yards and two first-half touchdowns Friday
and the B.C. Lions held on for a 26-19 victory over the Toronto
The Lions scored on their first three drives and Dickenson
completed 14 of his first 17 pass attempts. Dickenson hit Geroy
Simon on a 63-yard pass play and Simon tipped a 15-yard pass to
himself in the end zone for the second score.
Rob Pikula added three field goals to put the Lions up 23-0 at
halftime. Dickenson left the game with a bruised right knee.
Ricky Williams, serving a one-year NFL suspension for a fourth
violation of the league's substance abuse policy, scored the Argos
first touchdown, a 3-yard run in the third quarter.
Pikula kicked a 27-yard field goal to put the Lions up 26-7.
Noel Prefontaine added a field goal and Spergon Wynn scored on a
1-yard run to pull the Argos within 26-16 after a two-point convert
Prefontaine's 20-yar field goal with just over eight minutes to
play got the Argos within 26-19.
The Lions put Dickenson back in at quarterback.
Still, the Argos' Jeff Kelly recovered an Antonio Warren fumble
on the Toronto 15-yard line with 1:57 remaining. Toronto drove to
the Lions' 20-yard line before Robert Baker fumbled and Ryan
Phillips recovered for B.C.