Despite Adam Bighill’s team-leading six tackles, the BC Lions fell 39-38 to the Montreal Alouettes in a CFL game Thursday night.
Former Central Washington linebacking great Bighill also recovered a fumble for BC, which led 15-0 before the host Alouettes rallied behind backup quarterback Tanner Marsh.
Montreal won on Sean Whyte’s 15-yard field goal with one second remaining, a score set up by a 57-yard pass from Marsh to Eric Deslauriers on the preceding play.
Marsh, from Arkansas Tech, threw for 329 yards on 14 of 32 passing and fought through four interceptions.
At 5-3, BC hosts the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and former CWU head coach John Zamberlin (Hamilton’s linebackers coach) on Aug. 30.
Bighill was recruited out of Montesano High School by Beau Baldwin, who succeeded Zamberlin as Central’s head coach in 2007 before moving on to Eastern Washington in 2008.