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VANCOUVER — Jeremiah Johnson rushed for two second-half touchdowns and Chris Milo kicked five field goals as the Ottawa Redblacks came back to beat the B.C. Lions 31-18 on Sunday.

Johnson ran in from two yards out in the third quarter and 12 yards in the fourth to help Ottawa overcome an 18-14 first-half deficit.

The Redblacks (6-4) win moved them into a tie for second place in the East Division with the Toronto Argonauts. They also became the first Ottawa team to earn a win in Vancouver since Oct. 6, 1990. It was only the second win by an Ottawa club in the past 24 visits to Vancouver since 1974.

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Ottawa’s remaining points came on two converts from Milo and a safety conceded by B.C. punter Richie Leone.

Redblacks quarterback Henry Burris completed 26-of-37 passes for 317 yards. Despite throwing a touchdown, Lions QB John Beck struggled to get much going in his first CFL start in place of the injured Travis Lulay (knee) and tossed two interceptions at critical points. Beck completed 20 of 29 passes for 207 yards.

Austin Collie, on a 14-yard reception, and third-string quarterback Greg McGhee on a one-yard plunge, scored touchdowns for B.C (4-6). Leone added a pair of converts, including a CFL-record 48-yarder.

Monte Stewart, The Canadian Press

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