Mike Reilly put his name in the Edmonton Eskimos record book Sunday night, positioning himself for one game, at least, among the likes of Warren Moon and Hugh Campbell.
Reilly, the former Central Washington All-American, completed 35 of 46 passes for 511 yards and three touchdowns without an interception in Edmonton’s game at Toronto, but the Eskimos nonetheless fell to the Argonauts 36-33.
At 1-6 this season, the Eskimos have lost their last three games by a combined nine points.
Reilly’s completion and yardage totals were fourth all-time on an Edmonton list dominated by Moon, the former Washington great who led the Eskimos to five consecutive Grey Cup championships (1979-82).
Campbell, of course, was a standout Washington State receiver who later became Edmonton’s coach and ranks second on the Eskimos career victories list.
Reilly’s big game elevated him to No. 3 among CFL quarterbacks in passing yards this season. In his first year as a starter, and after a slow start, he’s completed 128 of 206 throws (.621) for 1,728 yards and nine scores with six interceptions.
Edmonton will try to snap a five-game losing streak Saturday at home against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.