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             === McCallum boots Lions to win over Saskatchewan ===
 
 Vancouver,  BC (Sports  Network) - Kicker Paul McCallum converted all three of
 his  field goal  attempts and finished with  a total of 11 points as he helped
 guide  the  British  Columbia  Lions  to a  17-6  win  over  the  Saskatchewan
 Roughriders in the final game of the regular season at BC Place.
 
 The  Lions (13-5), winners  of four of the last five outings, saw Travis Lulay
 start  at  quarterback but after a  few too many  hits the team turned to Mike
 Reilly  who ended  up with more than  100 yards of total offense before he too
 took  a seat on  the bench in favor of Thomas DeMarco. Lulay completed nine of
 his  14 pass attempts  for 88 yards and Reilly accounted for 103 passing yards
 and 34 on the ground.
 
 The  Roughriders (8-10), losers of four in a row to close out the 2012 regular
 season,  kept  Darian Durant  safe on the  sidelines while signal-callers Drew
 Willy  and  J.T. O'Sullivan  handled the  offense, but the  pair barely made a
 dent.  Willy  finished the  outing 8-of-12  for 67  yards and an interception,
 while O'Sullivan hit 9-of-14 for 83 yards.
 
 The  only points of the first quarter came courtesy of a 20-yard touchdown run
 by  Andrew  Harris to give the  Lions a 7-0  advantage. BC added a single from
 McCallum  early  in the second  and then the  kicker converted a 13-yard field
 goal to make the score 11-0.
 
 With only seconds remaining in the first half, Saskatchewan finally got on the
 board  as the team capped a nine-play, 54-yard drive with a 42-yard field goal
 by  Sandro DeAngelis  which left the Riders with an eight-point deficit at the
 break.
 
 Following a scoreless third quarter, McCallum struck again for the hosts as he
 knocked  through  a 19-yard  field  goal  from the  right  hash  to boost  the
 advantage back to 11 points.
 
 Barely  two minutes later DeAngelis responded for Saskatchewan as he converted
 a  48-yard  field goal to  again cut the difference  to eight points, until of
 course  McCallum made  good on a 33-yard  field goal with just over one minute
 remaining in regulation to seal the victory.
 
 Even  before  the game was  played these two  teams already knew their playoff
 destinations,  with the  Riders locked in to play Calgary in the West Division
 Semifinals  at McMahon  Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 11, while BC awaits the winner
 of  that  matchup in  the West Division  Championship game at  BC Place a week
 later for the right to advance to the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto on Nov. 25.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Harris  finished with  57 yards rushing on  nine carries in order to take over
 the top spot in the league in yards from scrimmage on the season...Even though
 he  played just  18 minutes Lulay, who  hadn't played since the second week of
 October,  saw his  streak of consecutive games with at least one passing score
 end at 26...With the victory, BC head coach Mike Benevides tied the CFL record
 for  wins by a rookie coach with 13...The teams split their four meetings this
 season,  each  winning a pair  at home in  2012...Despite the loss, the Riders
 still  own  a 92-82-4  advantage in the  all-time, regular-season series going
 back to 1954.
 
 11/04 01:41:21 ET

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