CFL Game Summary - Calgary at Winnipeg
(Saturday, October 13)
Final Score: Calgary 32, Winnipeg 21
Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - Kevin Glenn threw two touchdown passes to
propel the Calgary Stampeders to a 32-21 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
at Canad Inns Stadium.
Calgary (9-6) received a huge performance from its defensive unit, as the team
forced eight turnovers in the contest. Glenn finished with 286 yards on
21-of-29 passing. Jon Cornish gained 87 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries,
but he also fumbled twice. Romby Bryant caught five passes for a team-best 89
yards while Marquay McDaniel and Nik Lewis each had touchdown receptions.
For Winnipeg (4-11), Joey Elliot completed 22-of-33 passes for 284 yards and
threw four interceptions.
"I thought in the middle of the field he played well. I thought in the red zone
he played poorly. The mistakes are obvious, they are interceptions." said Blue
Bombers' head coach Tim Burke.
Chad Simpson gained 84 yards and scored twice on 14 carries. Terrence Edwards
led all receivers with nine receptions and 143 yards while Chris Matthews
caught seven passes for 116 yards and a touchdown.
After a fumble on a punt return gave Calgary great field position to start a
drive, Cornish capped off a four-play, 12-yard drive with a three-yard run for
a score just three minutes after kickoff. Calgary added three more points as
Rene Paredes connected on a 26-yard field goal.
Calgary added another major as Glenn completed a 25-yard touchdown pass to
Lewis to make it 16-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The Blue Bombers finally ended the run as Simpson rushed eight yards for a
score with just under 11 minutes left in the opening half. Calgary answered
with a 12-play, 57-yard drive which was finished off by a 29-yard field goal by
Winnipeg fired back with a three-play, 54-yard drive which Simpson ended with
an 11-yard run into the end zone.
Calgary added a touchdown before the half as Glenn completed a 10-yard pass for
a score to McDaniel with 1:21 remaining. McDaniel was originally ruled down at
the one-yard line, however an official challenge overturned the decision. The
Stampeders went into the break ahead, 26-14.
After a scoreless third period, Calgary added three more points as Paredes
chipped in a 27-yard field goal at the 9:10 mark of the fourth quarter. After
his fourth interception, Elliot was sent to the sidelines which put Alex Brink
under center for the Blue Bombers. Brink completed 5-of-7 passes for 61 yards
including a 27-yard touchdown pass to Matthews.
It was not enough to bring Winnipeg back however, and Paredes added a 26-yard
field goal in the final minute to give his team the double-digit victory.
Calgary now holds a 100-89 advantage in its all-time series with Winnipeg...
The Stampeders won the previous matchup 44-3 at home... The Stamps have a
seven-game winning streak in the series... Lewis now has nine touchdown
receptions on the season. Winnipeg has lost seven of its last eight games and
is in last place in the Eastern Conference... Calgary has won two of its last
three games and is in second place in the Western Conference standings.
10/13 16:51:16 ET
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