Nick Arbuckle to start for Argos in Labour Day rematch vs. Ticats

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The Toronto Argonauts are starting Nick Arbuckle at quarterback in Friday’s Labour Day rematch vs. the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

The 27-year-old is coming off a disappointing performance during which he completed 18-of-32 pass attempts for 207 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in a 32-19 loss at Tim Hortons Field.

McLeod Bethel-Thompson came off the bench late in the game and was effective, passing for 111 yards and a touchdown. The veteran pivot started Toronto’s first two contests of the season while Arbuckle nursed a glute injury.

The pivots have matching 1-1 records as the Argos’ starting passer this season, though Bethel-Thompson has a significantly better passer rating by virtue of his 3-0 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

Toronto returns home for the second half of their double-header with the Ticats where Arbuckle won his first game as the club’s starter with a 30-23 win in Week 3 over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.