Toronto reaches Grey Cup, beating Saskatchewan on late TD

Toronto Argonauts running back James Wilder Jr., left, is wrapped up by Saskatchewan Roughriders defenders during first-half CFL Eastern final football game action, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Cody Fajardo scored on a 1-yard run with 23 seconds left and the Toronto Argonauts advanced to the Grey Cup, beating the Saskatchewan Roughriders 25-21 in the Canadian Football League's East Division final

TORONTO — Cody Fajardo scored on a 1-yard run with 23 seconds left and the Toronto Argonauts advanced to the Grey Cup, beating the Saskatchewan Roughriders 25-21 on Sunday in the Canadian Football League's East Division final.

Toronto reached the Grey Cup for the first time since winning the 100th championship game in 2012 at home at Rogers Centre. The Argonauts will face the Calgary Stampeders on Sunday at Ottawa's TD Place. Calgary beat the Edmonton Eskimos 32-28 later Sunday in the West final.

Saskatchewan took a 21-18 lead with 2:45 remaining on Christion Jones' 79-yard punt return. Ricky Ray moved the Argos to the 1, completing 7 of 8 passes for 67 yards to set up Fajardo's winning run.

Saskatchewan was attempting to become the first crossover team to reach the Grey Cup since the rule was adopted in 1996.

Maple Leafs players Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner and coach Mike Babcock attended the game. Babcock donned Riders apparel sitting next to Argos owner Larry Tanenbaum — also the chairman of Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment, the parent company of the Leafs.

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