CFL Game Summary - Saskatchewan at Calgary
(Thursday, July 19th)
Final Score: Calgary 41, Saskatchewan 38 (OT)
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Kevin Glenn hit Nik Lewis for a 16-yard
touchdown strike in overtime, capping an improbable comeback in the Calgary
Stampeders' 41-38 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Glenn threw for 385 yards and four touchdowns for the Stampeders (2-2), who
scored 17 straight points late in regulation to force overtime.
Lewis finished with seven receptions for 98 yards and three scores.
Darian Durant completed 19-of-37 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns for
the Roughriders (3-1), who entered Thursday as the last unbeaten team in the
Saskatchewan appeared to be in control early in the fourth when Kory Sheets
leapt across the goal line for a one-yard score and a 35-18 lead, but Calgary
Glenn, starting in place of the injured Drew Tate, hit Lewis for a 21-yard
touchdown before Malik Jackson intercepted Durant with just under four minutes
It was Durant's first interception of the season, and Glenn capitalized,
finding Larry Taylor for a quick 20-yard strike, which cut the deficit to
The Stampeders then forced a punt, regaining possession with less than two
minutes remaining. Glenn and third-string quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell teamed
up on the game-tying, 87-yard scoring drive, which resulted in Rene Paredes'
17-yard field goal with 29 seconds to play.
Saskatchewan settled for a 50-yard field goal from Christopher Milo on the
first possession of overtime and Glenn sealed the victory, throwing across the
field to Lewis, who scampered into the corner of the end zone with the
Earlier, Calgary grabbed a 15-14 lead in the second quarter on a safety,
but Durant responded with a 30-yard touchdown strike to Chris Getzlaf shortly
before halftime, giving the Roughriders a lead which continued to grow.
Saskatchewan carried the momentum into the third quarter, which began with
Tristan Jackson's kickoff return to the Calgary 41-yard line. Durant
capitalized with a six-play drive, capping it with a 20-yard touchdown strike
to Weston Dressler for a 28-15 advantage.
Paredes hit a 44-yard field goal with less than a minute left in the third
quarter and also opened the scoring with a 46-yard boot during the back-and-
forth first half.
Sheets answered that first-quarter kick with a two-yard touchdown plunge,
which was set up by Jock Sanders' 28-yard scamper up the sideline.
Calgary took a 10-7 lead early in the second quarter with a quick 62-yard
drive. Glenn hit Johnny Forzani for a long completion on the march before
finding Lewis with consecutive passes -- the second of which Lewis brought
down in the back of the end zone.
Sheets reeled off a 48-yard run on the Roughriders' next possession and Neal
Hughes followed with a short touchdown grab for a 14-10 edge.
Paredes tacked on a 37-yard field goal later in the second quarter.
Tate elected to undergo surgery on his non-throwing (left) shoulder which
was dislocated in the meeting with Toronto on July 7...Calgary swept the
Riders in 2011, winning all four games played between the teams.
07/20 02:08:37 ET
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