CFL Game Summary - British Columbia at Edmonton
(Saturday, September 22)
Final Score: British Columbia 19, Edmonton 18
Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Paul McCallum booted a 46-yard field goal
just over a minute remaining to lift the British Columbia Lions to a
victory over the Edmonton Eskimos in a back and forth battle at
McCallum scored 13 points in the contest to help the Lions (9-3)
despite struggling to score touchdowns. Travis Lulay completed 26-of-39
for 260 yards and a touchdown. Andrew Harris had 181 yards from scrimmage
Geroy Simon caught his 100th career touchdown pass to help BC win its
game in a row. Kierre Johnson contributed 78 receiving yards on five
while Adam Bighill recorded two sacks and an interception to lead the defense.
"We have to be a little bit better early in the football game," Lulay
admitted. "To our credit, we battled through some adversity and put just
enough points up to win."
Steven Jyles came out of the gate hot for Edmonton (5-7) and completed 9-
passes in the opening quarter. Jyles went 8-of-17 the rest of the way to
with 222 yards, a touchdown, and interception. His favorite target, Cary
came up with big plays and managed to grab four passes for 97 yards and
touchdown. T.J. Hill finished with a team-best 10 stops.
"It started off as a good performance early on," Jyles said. "Second half we
started struggling a little bit, I started to struggle. We had a chance at the
end and that's all I can ask for."
Edmonton took an early lead with a single after a punt of 74 yards by
The Eskimos added on to their lead in the second period as Jyles
Koch after he snuck behind the defense in the end zone.
McCallum put BC on the board with 12:40 remaining in the opening period with
37-yard field goal which made it 8-3.
Edmonton answered as Hugh Charles rushed four yards for a score to cap off
five-play, 75-yard drive. Shaw converted the extra point to make it 15-3.
The Lions threatened on their ensuing drive, but Edmonton held them out
the end zone and BC settled for a 35-yard field goal by McCallum to make
15-6 with 3:09 left in the second quarter.
BC managed to come within one score by driving 66 yards on nine plays to
McCallum in position for a 28-yard chip shot just before halftime to make
15-9 at the break.
After halftime, McCallum missed a 39-yard field goal but registered a single
make it 15-10 with 4:05 left in the third quarter.
Early in the fourth frame, the Lions appeared to be ready to take their
lead of the contest. However, Weldon Brown stripped Johnson as he was
him and the ball popped right into Brown's arms. BC contested the ruling on
field, but the challenge failed.
The Lions rebounded from the turnover by forcing Edmonton off the field
a first down quickly. BC then put together a seven-play, 80-yard drive that
capped off by a six-yard touchdown pass from Lulay to Simon. The
major by Simon gave BC a 16-15 advantage with 9:12 left to play.
The Eskimos turned to Koch once again and he reeled in a 47-yard
which set up Shaw for a go-ahead field goal. Shaw's 40-yard field goal
Edmonton an 18-16 lead with three minutes left in the contest.
BC managed to answer as McCallum drilled a 46-yard field goal with
remaining to put the Lions back up.
The Eskimos turned the ball over on downs on the ensuing possession as
pass sailed out of the reach of his intended receiver on third down.
BC improves to 3-2 versus West Division teams...Edmonton falls to 2-4
divisional play...The loss was the fourth in a row for Edmonton, which
into last place in the West Division standings...Lulay has thrown a
pass in 23 straight games...Simon has 171 straight games with a reception
recorded his first score of the year.
09/23 01:44:52 ET
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