CFL Week 9 Recap: White Scores Touchdown, Capers Makes First Start In Esks’ Victory.

CFL Week 9 Recap: White Scores Touchdown, Capers Makes First Start In Esks’ Victory.

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CFL Week 9 Recap: White Scores Touchdown, Capers Makes First Start In Esks’ Victory.

WVU football alums Pat White and Selvish Capers both performed brilliantly in Edmonton’s Saturday afternoon victory against the Toronto Argonauts. On the other sideline, Steve Slaton was scratched by the Argos for a second straight week as we review all the Mountaineer happenings in this week’s CFL recap.

Pat White saw increased time at quarterback for Edmonton as the team’s starter, Mike Reilly, was reduced in his usual role due to an injury sustained a week prior. White finished the afternoon 0 for 1 passing, while he carried the ball four times for 23 yards and a touchdown.

White capped off a seven play, 54 yard drive with a five yard touchdown scamper to increase an already big Eskimos lead to a difference of 24 points with 1:03 left to play in the first half.

Pat White in the midst of a team celebration following his five yard touchdown in Edmonton's Saturday afternoon home game against Toronto (photo via: Canadian Press/cp24.com)

Pat White following his five yard touchdown in  Saturday afternoon against Toronto (photo via: Canadian Press/cp24.com)

Selvish Capers made his very first CFL regular season start at left tackle Saturday afternoon, his first game action of any kind since week three. Capers also spent time on special teams as he recorded his very first tackle on the pro level as Edmonton managed to hang on to win the game 41-27 despite a second half surge by the Argos. Edmonton improves to a record of 7-1 on the year with the win, while Toronto falls to 3-6 on the season with the loss. Edmonton is still in second place in the West division, while Toronto still leads the struggling East division following this week’s league games.

Elsewhere in Week 9 CFL action:
• Toronto halfback, Steve Slaton, was scratched by the Argonauts for a second straight game. He is currently listed on the team’s one-game injury list, and is eligible to be activated by the club later this week.
• Calgary running back, Jock Sanders, was scratched for a second time in a row prior to the Stamps’ week nine road test at Ottawa. Calgary went on to win the game, none the less, 32-7.
• Robert Sands was eligible to return to action this past week for the Esks’ but was placed on the team’s one-game injury list instead. He too will be eligible to return to action this week.
• Noel Devine was deactivated by Edmonton for a fifth consecutive week. He has yet to appear in a single game for the Eskimos since signing with the team in early July.
• CFL Week 8 schedule:
– OTTAWA @ MONTREAL FRI. 08/29 7:30PM (ESPN3.COM)
– WINNIPEG @ SASKAT. SUN. 08/31 4:00PM (ESPN3.COM)
TORONTO @ HAMILTON MON. 09/01 1:00PM (ESPN3.COM)
EDMONTON @ CALGARY MON. 09/01 4:30PM (ESPN3.COM)
– BYE: BC LIONS

(TEAMS IN BOLD HAVE WVU ALUMNI ON THE ROSTER)

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