Dominique Davis takes over from Matt Nichols in second quarter versus Als

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The Ottawa Redblacks have made a quarterback change during their Friday Night Football matchup with the Montreal Alouettes.

Head coach Paul LaPolice pulled Matt Nichols after he opened the game completing two-of-five pass attempts for 23 yards and one interception. The turnover came as a result of a tipped pass, which was then caught by second-year halfback Greg Reid.

Nichols was replacing by Dominique Davis, who started the majority of Ottawa’s games in 2019. The 32-year-old completed 200-of-312 pass attempts for 2,216 yards, five touchdowns, and 14 interceptions while rushing 31 times for 115 yards.

Ottawa lost to Montreal by a score of 51-29 in the nation’s capital. Davis finished 23-of-33 for 291 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He added eight carries for 38 yards and one major on the ground.

The Redblacks have struggled to move the football this year and are currently at the bottom of virtually all offensive statistical categories.