CFL Game Summary - Calgary at Winnipeg
(Friday, July 26th)
Final Score: Calgary 37, Winnipeg 24
Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 376 yards and a
trio of majors Friday night to lead the Calgary Stampeders to a 37-24 victory
over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Investors Group Field.
Mitchell completed 29-of-33 passes, with Marquay McDaniel, Gregg Carr and
Anthony Parker each hauling in a score to help the Stampeders (4-1) take their
eighth straight meeting with the Blue Bombers.
Jon Cornish carried the ball 16 times for 88 yards, while kicker Rene Paredes
connected on all five of his field goal attempts to make CFL history. Paredes
has now made 34 consecutive field goals, surpassing Paul McCallum's mark of 30
straight field goals set in 2011.
Justin Goltz got the start under center for the Blue Bombers (1-4) and
finished 19-of-35 passing for 194 yards and two touchdowns with one
Chad Simpson rushed 13 times for 73 yards and a major, while Jade Etienne
added a pair of receiving scores in the setback, Winnipeg's third in a row.
Calgary's first possession produced a single, while their second ended in a
27-yard touchdown pass from Mitchell to Carr, who hauled in the score in the
right side of the end zone to give the Stampeders an 8-0 advantage.
Winnipeg answered on its ensuing touch, as a 40-yard reception by Rory Kohlert
highlighted a lengthy drive that Goltz capped with a 5-yard touchdown toss to
Etienne to bring the Blue Bombers within one.
After a two-and-out from Calgary, Goltz led his squad down the field,
connecting on all four passes on the trek, including a 7-yard scoring strike
to Etienne on a quick slant route to make it 14-8 Winnipeg.
Paredes poured in three more field goals over the final seven-plus minutes of
the second half, with the final one breaking McCallum's mark and sending the
Stamps into the break with a 17-14 edge.
Calgary came out of the locker room with another scoring drive that culminated
in Mitchell's 15-yard touchdown pass to Parker before Paredes added a 33-yard
field goal later in the third to make it 27-14 Stampeders.
Justin Palardy knocked down a 41-yard field goal early in the fourth to bring
Winnipeg within 10, but Calgary quickly answered, as Keon Raymond returned the
ensuing kickoff 61 yards before Mitchell found McDaniel for a 10-yard major to
make it 34-17.
Paredes capped his perfect night with a 23-yard field goal late in the fourth
before Simpson scored from two yards out with under 90 seconds left to account
for the final margin.
Counting only regular season contests dating back to 1945, the Stamps enjoy a
101-89 advantage in the series with Winnipeg ... Mitchell started in place of
Kevin Glenn, who exited last week's game with an apparent arm injury ...
Cornish led all receivers with six catches for 87 yards.
07/26 23:35:41 ET
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