CFL Game Summary - Calgary at Montreal
(Friday, July 12th)
Final Score: Calgary 22, Montreal 14
Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Like he did for much of last season, Kevin
Glenn turned in a strong fill-in start that led the Calgary Stampeders to
Subbing for an injured Drew Tate, Glenn threw for 268 yards and a touchdown to
back five Rene Paredes field goals as the Stampeders posted a 22-14 win
over the reeling Montreal Alouettes at Molson Memorial Stadium.
Glenn, who guided Calgary to a Grey Cup appearance and won nine regular-season
games in place of Tate in 2012, completed 22-of-28 attempts in a sharp effort
with his teammate sidelined with a strained right elbow he sustained in the
Stampeders' 36-21 loss at Saskatchewan last Friday.
"It feels good to be back in there," said the 34-year-old Glenn. "I've got
some more good years, I guess, after doing something like that. It feels good
to get back on the field and contribute."
Nic Lewis hauled in Glenn's touchdown pass and chipped in 81 yards on six
catches, with Brad Sinopoli adding 81 yards on five grabs for Calgary (2-1).
The Stampeders' defense made a solid contribution as well, holding the
Alouettes to 258 total yards and allowing just one touchdown -- a 19-yard
strike from Anthony Calvillo to Brandon London on Montreal's opening drive.
Montreal (1-2) got its only other touchdown on a 38-yard return of a blocked
punt by Ed Gainey in the fourth quarter. Calvillo finished with 205 yards on
22-of-36 passing with one interception in the Alouettes' second straight home
"We're devastated," said Calvillo afterward. "I just have to improve after our
second straight home loss and lead this offense."
Glenn and the Calgary offense started off slowly, with the unit going two-and-
out on its first two possessions before putting together three consecutive
scoring drives to erase an early 7-0 deficit.
A pair of Glenn completions to Marquay McDaniel, along with a Montreal face
mask penalty, got the Stampeders on the board via a seven-play, 40-yard march
capped by Paredes' 20-yard field goal late in the first quarter. Glenn went 4-
for-6 for 54 yards on Calgary's ensuing series, which also ended in three
points when Paredes connected from 22 yards away just under five minutes into
the second period.
After the Stampeders forced another Montreal punt, Glenn connected on three
straight throws to move his team to the Alouettes' 21-yard line. A defensive
pass interference call on Chip Cox a short time later created a 1st-and-goal,
with Glenn finding Lewis on a 9-yard score that enabled Calgary to enter
halftime owning a 13-7 lead.
The Calgary defense continued to hold its ground following the break, and
Glenn engineered two more drives that ended in Paredes field goals in the
third quarter to further the Stamps' margin.
Glenn's 42-yard hookup to Sinopoli down the right sideline set up a Paredes
18-yarder that gave Calgary a nine-point edge just over six minutes into the
second half, while a 14-yard delivery to Lewis on 2nd-and-11 led to Paredes
knocking home a 39-yard kick that put the Stampeders up 19-7 with 1:28
remaining in the third quarter.
Montreal continued to sputter offensively, meanwhile, punting on 7-of-8
possessions that followed Calvillo's 19-yard touchdown strike to London
midway through the first quarter. The other series over that span ended in
Calvillo being picked off by Fred Bennett six seconds before the intermission.
"I knew our defense has our back, but we definitely can contribute more on
offense," Calvillo said. "We just have to."
Gainey gave the Als some new life, however, by blocking Rob Maver's punt and
racing untouched into the end zone after scooping up the loose ball to make it
a five-point game with 3:33 to go.
Montreal failed to get a first down after getting the ball back around a
minute later, though, and Calgary's Jon Cornish ran three times for 19 yards
to put Paredes in position for his fifth field goal of the night -- a 39-
yarder that all but sealed the win with 47 seconds showing.
The Alouettes appeared to have put their recent offensive struggles behind
after Calvillo made good on 7-of-8 passes as Montreal advanced 86 yards in 11
plays on its initial drive of the night. Brandon Whitaker added a 21-yard run
on the touchdown-producing sequence.
"Mind you it was an improvement," said Calvillo of the offense's performance
compared to last week's loss to Winnipeg. "But losing by eight points, it
obviously wasn't good enough."
Calvillo, the CFL's all-time leader in passing yards, reached the 79,000-yard
mark with a six-yard completion to London on the last play of the third
quarter ... Paredes has now made 25 consecutive field goals, the third-longest
streak in league history ... Calvillo threw a touchdown pass for the 20th
straight game, one shy of matching a personal best ... The Montreal defense
recorded five sacks, including back-to-back takedowns of Glenn by Kyries
Hebert in the fourth quarter.
07/12 23:15:15 ET
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