CFL Game Summary - Calgary at Saskatchewan
(Friday, July 5th)
Final Score: Saskatchewan 36, Calgary 21
Regina, SK (Sports Network) - Kory Sheets ran for the go-ahead touchdown early
in the fourth quarter and Darian Durant threw for a pair of scores, as the
Saskatchewan Roughriders topped the Calgary Stampeders, 36-21, at Mosaic
Sheets rushed 26 times for 133 yards. Durant connected on 26-of-34 passes for
258 yards with a pair of TDs for the Roughriders (2-0), who were coming off a
season-opening win against Edmonton. Weston Dressler had 10 catches for 108
yards and a touchdown.
"The second half was a total team effort and it gave our guys a lot of
confidence," Saskatchewan coach Corey Chamblin said.
The Stampeders (1-1), who beat British Columbia in its season-opener, were
outscored 22-0, in the second half. Drew Tate finished 19-of-25 for 231 yards
with a pair of scores.
"Offensively we couldn't establish anything. We only had two opportunities in
the third quarter and we were two plays and out both times," Calgary head
coach and general manager John Hufnagel said. "The defense, we couldn't get
them off the field and when we did we had penalties to extend their drives and
they ended up in scores."
The rematch of last year's West Division semifinal, which was won by the
Stampeders, 36-30, was for the taking until the final quarter.
That's when Sheets gave a great second effort to score on a three-yard run,
nearly two minutes into the final period. The major came after a 31-yard pass
interference penalty on defensive back Jonathan Hefney. Durant's pass to
Dressler was successful for the two-point conversion and a 28-21 lead.
Durant later threw 15 yards for a score to Chris Getzlaf to seal the outcome.
Marquay McDaniel ran seven yards for a TD in the first quarter for the
Stampeders, while Chris Milo's 15-yard field goal was the lone score for the
Tate threw eight yards for a TD to Rob Cote on the opening play of the second
quarter. Durant later connected with Dressler for a 28-yard score and to
Sheets for the conversion.
Milo then booted a 36-yad field goal prior to Tate's 16-yard scoring strike to
Joe West in the waning seconds of the half to yield a 21-14 Calgary edge at
Milo split the uprights from 38 and 29 yards in the third quarter.
West had 97 yards on four catches, while Getzlaf also had 97 yards, but on
eight receptions ... The Roughriders were without slotback Geroy Simon again
due to a leg injury ... Saskatchewan has won just two of the last nine
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