The Canadian Football League held its championship game on Sunday with the Montreal Alouettes taking on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, with the Alouettes bringing home the 110th Grey Cup. Winnipeg was making its fourth consecutive appearance in the Title game while Montreal had lifted the Cup since 2010. The Alouettes scored a touchdown in the final seconds of the game to pull the stunning upset.
THE MONTREAL ALOUETTES WIN THE GREY CUP WITH THIS LATE-GAME TOUCHDOWN!pic.twitter.com/jKrWyj66H5— DraftKings (@DraftKings) November 20, 2023
The Alouettes were powered defensively by its rookie first round draft pick, former TCU defensive lineman and native Canadian Lwal Uguak. The former Horned Frogs saved his best for last, earning a career-high five tackles in the Grey Cup final. During the regular season he accumulated 17 total tackles and four sacks. Uguak made one of the standout defensive plays of the game, burying Blue Bombers star running back Brady Oliveira after a short game.
Uguak joined the Horned Frogs in 2022 after four seasons with the UConn Huskies. During his one season at TCU, he played in 14 games, accumulating nine total tackles and a key fumble recovery in the win at West Virginia, contributing to a team that completed an undefeated regular season and went to the National Championship after winning the Fiesta Bowl CFP Semifinal over the Michigan Wolverines.
Congrats to Lwal Uguak and the Montreal Alouettes on an improbable run to lifting the Grey Cup trophy!