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             === Calgary edges Saskatchewan to reach West Final ===
 
 Calgary,  AB (Sports  Network)  -  Drew Tate  fired  the game-winning  68-yard
 touchdown  pass to  Romby Bryant  with 20  seconds remaining  and the  Calgary
 Stampeders  escaped with  a 36-30 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders in
 the West Division semifinals at McMahon Stadium on Sunday.
 
 After  Darian Durant  threw a  go-ahead touchdown  pass to  Greg Carr  with 52
 seconds to play, the Stamps began their decisive drive at the 29-yard line.
 
 Tate threw an incompletion on first down, but then hit Marquay McDaniel for 13
 yards and a huge 2nd-down conversion.
 
 On  the next play, Tate lofted it deep down the right sideline for a wide open
 Bryant,  who rumbled all the way to the end zone, sending the Stamps to a West
 Division  Final matchup  with the defending Grey Cup champion British Columbia
 Lions next week.
 
 Tate  finished  with 363 yards  and two majors  on 22-of-36 passing, while Jon
 Cornish  ran  for  109 yards  on  18  carries  for  the Stamps,  who  defeated
 Saskatchewan in the postseason for the first time since 1994.
 
 Bo  Levi Mitchell ran for two scores, Jabari Arthur hauled in a touchdown pass
 and Maurice Price caught six balls for 117 yards in the victory.
 
 Durant threw for 411 yards and four touchdowns on 23-of-34 passing, while Carr
 and Kory Sheets both added a pair of touchdown receptions in the setback.
 
 Saskatchewan  opened  the  scoring  late  in the  first  quarter  when  Sandro
 DeAngelis capped a 6-play, 45-yard march with a 29-yard field goal, giving the
 Riders a 3-0 lead with 19 seconds to play in the opening frame.
 
 Calgary  answered on its ensuing touch with an efficient 7-play, 51-yard drive
 to  the  Saskatchewan one before  Mitchell capped it  with a 1-yard TD plunge,
 putting the Stamps up, 7-3.
 
 After forcing a punt, the Stamps got the ball back on their own 23. Four plays
 later,  Tate found Arthur  all alone in the end zone for an easy 38-yard throw
 and catch, making it 14-3 with just over six minutes to play before halftime.
 
 On  the  ensuing Saskatchewan possession, Durant  hit Sheets for an 11-yard TD
 strike  to  finish off a  7-play, 75-yard drive,  cutting the deficit to 14-10
 with 2:37 left in the half.
 
 After  forcing a Calgary  punt, the Roughriders got the ball back on their own
 45  with 1:26 left. Four plays later, Durant connected with Sheets again, this
 time on a 3-yard touchdown pass to put Saskatchewan in front 16-14.
 
 DeAngelis  fumbled the  hold on the extra  point try, and it was scooped up by
 Bennett, who took it 96 yards the other way for a safety and a 16-16 tie.
 
 Rene  Paredes capped the wild two-plus minutes by booting a 50-yard field goal
 into the wind as time expired, giving the Stampeders a 19-16 margin.
 
 Calgary  expanded  its lead to  26-16 late in  the third quarter when Mitchell
 capped an extensive 10-play, 83-yard march with a 1-yard touchdown push.
 
 Midway  through  the final quarter, the  Roughriders drew to within 26-23 when
 Durant ended a short 3-play drive following a fumble, with an 8-yard touchdown
 strike to Carr.
 
 Paredes booted a 40-yarder just inside the left upright, extending the lead to
 29-23, and leaving the Roughriders with just 1:22 to make a comeback.
 
 Saskatchewan,  though, needed  just three plays to take a brief lead as Durant
 connected with Carr for a 24-yard TD strike and a tentative 30-29 lead.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Calgary  beat the  Roughriders in  two of  three regular  season meetings  ...
 Saskatchewan  had won  the  past  five consecutive  playoff  matchups ...  The
 Stampeders improved to 8-0 this season when leading at halftime.
 
 11/11 20:21:51 ET

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