(Ottawa) Tyrie Adams picked up his first career victory in his first CFL start Friday night as the Ottawa Redblacks defeated the Edmonton Elks 26-7.

Adams finished the game on 14 of 20 complete passes for 185 yards and a touchdown. He also had 31 rushing yards.

Jarret Doege also made his first CFL start, but didn’t do as well, going 19 of 33 for 214 yards and a touchdown.

It had been 640 days since the Rouge et Noir last won at TD Place. The last victory was also against the Elks, a 34-24 victory on September 28, 2021.

With this victory, the Rouge et Noir improve their record to 1-2-0 this season while the Elks fall to 0-4-0.

Trailing 16-0 at halftime, the Elks got on the scoreboard in the third quarter.

Doege connected with Maurice French for a three-yard touchdown. The Elks’ two-point conversion attempt failed, trailing them 16-6 late in the third quarter.

Ottawa extended their lead on the next push with a 41-yard field goal from Lewis Ward, his fourth of the game, making it 19-6. Jake Julien landed a single for the Elks with a deep punt.

The Reds and Blacks scored their second touchdown of the game midway through the fourth quarter when Demontre Tuggle carried the ball nine yards for his first career touchdown. Adams made a solid block on the play as the Rouge et Noir took a 26-7 lead.