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The Lions' Tristan George, right, recovers a loose ball in the first half. ((Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press))

Justin Medlock made them all night, but Sean Whyte hit the field goal that mattered most.

Whyte's nine-yard boot with 29 seconds left lifted the visiting B.C. Lions to a 36-28 comeback win Friday night over the Toronto Argonauts, who got a team record-tying seven field goals from Medlock.

Ryan Phillips iced it on the ensuing kickoff by picking off Reggie McNeal's lateral attempt and running it 20 yards into the end zone.

Medlock did his best to buoy the CFL's lowest-scoring offence, hitting from 15, 46, 51, 51, 32, 52 and 17 yards without a miss to tie Lance Chomyc's Argos record for most field goals in a game.

One more field goal would have given Medlock a share of the league mark of eight held by three men: Dave Ridgway, who did it twice, Mark McLoughlin and Paul Osbaldiston.

Welcome back Parker?

Help on offence may be the Argos' most pressing need, but it appears the team is about to shore up its defence with the return of cornerback Byron Parker.

The two-time CFL all-star has been cut by the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, who on Thursday signed disgraced quarterback Michael Vick.

The Toronto Sun reported that Parker could report to the Argos as soon as Friday night, while Parker said on his Twitter page, "Going back home to TORONTO!"

Parker, 28, had 18 interceptions over four seasons with Toronto, including four last year. He was named a CFL all-star in 2006 and 2007.

But Toronto managed only one touchdown — a second-quarter hookup between McNeal and quarterback Cody Pickett, who threw for 326 yards as he started in place of the struggling Kerry Joseph.

"Cody threw it well, was accurate and didn't turn it over," said Argos coach Bart Andrus. "The bottom line is we didn't finish that one. When we do get it right for 60 minutes, it's going to be a great thing."

Pickett completed 25 of 40 passes and avoided any interceptions, but the Argos' inability to find pay dirt regularly left the door open for a Lions rally.

B.C.'s Jarious Jackson — taking over at quarterback after Buck Pierce left the game in the first quarter with an apparent head injury — led the Lions back with three second-half touchdown passes, including a pair to Paris Jackson and another to Emmanuel Arceneaux.

The last of those, a 23-yard catch-and-run by Arceneaux out of the no-huddle, moved B.C. to within two with four minutes to play. After the Lions missed their two-point conversion try and another Argos drive sputtered, Jackson picked apart the Toronto defence to set up Whyte's go-ahead field goal.

"That's football. The game is 60 minutes," said Lions coach Wally Buono, who moved within one win of matching Don Matthews' all-time CFL record of 231.

"I'm not going to apologize for playing well in the second half. If we play any kind of football in the first half, maybe we don't have to do this."

Fullback Rolly Lumbala scored on a one-yard plunge in the second quarter for the Lions (3-4), who beat Toronto for the ninth consecutive time.

The Argos (2-5) haven't won at home since Aug. 1, 2008 against Winnipeg.

Toronto has a bye next week, while B.C. hosts Winnipeg.