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FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — The Toronto Argonauts won their home-opener away from home Saturday with a 26-11 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos in Fort McMurray, Alta.

The game billed “Northern Kickoff” was the first regular-season CFL game played at the new SMS Equipment Stadium in the northeastern Alberta city, although the Eskimos had played a pre-season game there earlier this month.

Scheduling issues at Rogers Centre and the Pan American Games in Toronto will keep the Argos on the road for their first five games of the 2015 season.

So the Argonauts were the home team in Fort McMurray despite the game’s proximity to Edmonton 400 kilometres to the southwest.

Argonauts backup quarterback Trevor Harris was stellar in his first start in a season-opener. Toronto’s No. 1 Ricky Ray is on the six-game disabled list rehabilitating from off-season shoulder surgery.

Harris completed 24 of 27 pass attempts for 347 yards and…

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Argos win “home-opener” against Eskimos in Fort McMurray

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