06/13/2015 11:01 EDT | Updated 06/13/2016 05:59 EDT

Montreal Alouettes start pre-season with 26-9 win over Ottawa Redblacks

QUEBEC CITY, Que. - Chris Rainey, Brandon Rutley and Jonathan Bryant all scored touchdowns for the Montreal Alouettes as they opened their pre-season with a 26-9 win over the Ottawa Redblacks on Saturday night.

Boris Bede converted on a 28 yard field goal for Montreal, but its offence struggled to find a rhythm and only managed four first downs after two quarters.

Brandon Bridge was one of four quarterbacks used by the Alouettes and orchestrated their best offensive surge in the third quarter.

Bridge completed a pass to Rainey to put the Als up 19-3. Bridge finished the game 4 for 8 and threw for 52 yards.

Jonathan Crompton also saw time behind centre for Montreal and struggled. He only completed 2-of-6 passes for 17 yards.

Stefan Logan — who had a good game — had a fourth-quarter fumble deep in the Alouettes zone. Ottawa got the ball on the 19 but Montreal's special teams blocked the kick.

Jonathan Hefney had an interception for the Als off Redblacks quarterback Henry Burris, which he returned from the 54 to the 6.

Khalil Paden had the lone touchdown for Ottawa.