CFL Game Summary - Montreal at Calgary|
(Sunday, July 1st)
Final Score: Calgary 38, Montreal 10
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Jon Cornish rushed for two first-half
touchdowns, as the Calgary Stampeders routed the Montreal Alouettes, 38-10, at
Cornish gained 86 yards on 18 carries for the Stampeders (1-0), who built an
18-0 first-quarter lead.
Drew Tate threw for 299 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions for
Calgary, which lost the West semifinal in Edmonton last season.
Anthony Calvillo finished with 174 yards, one touchdown and two picks for the
Alouettes (0-1). Montreal came up short in a 52-44 overtime affair in the 2011
East semifinal against Hamilton.
Rene Paredes converted a 38-yard field goal to give Calgary an early 3-0 lead.
The Stampeders' defense then contributed on Montreal's ensuing drive, with
Keenan MacDougall picking up a Jamel Richardson fumble and returning it 63
yards for a touchdown.
Cornish capped off Calgary's next series with a four-yard TD run and the team
added a single later in the quarter.
The Montreal offense began to show signs of life in the second quarter, and
Calvillo put the visitors on the board by hitting Brian Bratton for a 37-yard
Cornish scored from three yards out to put the Stampeders up 25-7. The
touchdown came two plays after an unnecessary roughness penalty gave Calgary a
fresh set of downs.
The first half ended with Montreal's Sean Whyte and Paredes trading field
Following the break, Tate hooked up with Nik Lewis for a 13-yard touchdown,
giving Calgary a 35-10 lead in the third quarter.
Paredes added a 32-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.
Tate completed 25-of-35 passes, while Calvillo connected on just 16-of-31
throws...Lewis had 105 yards on 12 receptions...Calgary swept the Alouettes
last season for the first time since 2008.
07/01 22:21:25 ET