CFL Game Summary - Saskatchewan at Calgary
(Saturday, October 26th)
Final Score: Calgary 29, Saskatchewan 25
Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Jon Cornish bulled his way into the end zone
from three yards out with less than two minutes remaining in the fourth
quarter to give the Calgary Stampeders a thrilling 29-25 win over the
Saskatchewan Roughriders at McMahon Stadium.
Cornish, who was helped over the goal line by a number of teammates, finished
the contest with 109 yards on the ground. Quarterbacks Kevin Glenn and Drew
Tate combined to throw for 301 yards and while the former did toss a TD to
Anthony Parker in the second quarter, he also threw an interception and was
sacked three times on the night.
With their fifth straight win and the ninth in the last 10 outings overall,
the Stampeders (14-3) captured the West Division title.
Saskatchewan (11-6), which will finish second in the division standings with
one more regular season game to play, watched signal caller Darian Durant
convert 17-of-31 passes for 202 yards, while being sacked seven times as the
team saw a three-game win streak come to an end. Running back Kory Sheets was
held to just 42 yards on 11 carries in his big showdown against Cornish.
Both teams delivered on field goals in the first quarter as Chris Milo knocked
through a 23-yard effort for the Riders and Rene Paredes countered for Calgary
with a 16-yard conversion.
The Stamps assumed a 10-3 advantage in the second frame thanks to an 11-yard
TD pass from Glenn to Parker, but then the visitors rattled off 12 straight
points to take the five-point halftime lead.
The run began with a 20-yard field goal by Milo midway through the period, the
kicker adding a 32-yard kick later in the stanza. Durant then called his own
number down on the goal line, taking a bootleg around the right side and into
the end zone, but a two-point conversion attempt failed. Nevertheless, the
visitors still owned a 15-10 advantage at the break.
Calgary responded in the third quarter with a 34-yard field goal by Paredes
and a one-yard TD run by Tate, but a two-point conversion attempt failed for
the Stamps as well, leaving the hosts with a four-point edge.
Late in the frame the Roughriders closed the gap with a 36-yard field goal by
The Stamps built their lead back to four points in the fourth, thanks to a 42-
yard field goal from Paredes, but it wasn't long before the Riders countered
with a 28-yard TD pass from Durant to Smith to again assume the lead, 25-22,
with just over five minutes left in regulation.
Needing seven plays to cover 80 yards in just under three minutes, the game-
winning score came from Cornish, with the Calgary defense stepping up late to
make an interception and seal the victory.
Saskatchewan receiver Weston Dressler went over 1,000 yards receiving on the
season, the fifth time he's done that in his career, as he caught five balls
for 48 yards...Cornish, who entered the week as the league's leading rusher
with a career-high 1,690 yards, has run for at least 100 yards nine times in
2013...Saskatchewan was limited to just 256 yards of total offense...The all-
time series now stands at 121-89-9 in favor of Calgary, taking into account
only regular-season matchups dating back to 1946.
10/27 00:06:17 ET
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