Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for August 2, 2015

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  1. Madman

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for August 2, 2015

    Game Stats


    Recap: Calgary 25, Montreal 22

    The Calgary Stampeders overcome an early 17-0 deficit to defeat the Montreal Alouettes in Nik Lewis' return to McMahon Stadium.

    CFL: Alouettes 22, Stampeders 25
    The Alouettes jumped out to a 17-point lead, but the Stampeders battled back as Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 329 yards and hit Marquay McDaniel for two touchdowns to improve Calgary to 4-2 on the season.

    Wind the biggest factor in Stampeders comeback win
    Wind was the biggest factor in the game as the Alouettes raced out to an early lead before the Stampeders settled and held their opponents scoreless for nearly the entire second half. Rod Black and Duane Forde have more.

    Gamble pays off for Stampeders
    The Alouettes came out on fire in the first half but a smart gamble by the Stampeders to judge the wind could have been the deciding factor for Calgary. Rod Smith and Paul LaPolice have more.

    Mitchell happy to rely on receivers
    Bo Levi MItchell talks about the big time game from Marquay McDaniel and the need for the Stampeders to get off to better starts. Watch out for a video bomb from former Stamp, Nik Lewis.

    McDaniel on Stamps' second half comeback
    Marquay McDaniel talks about the key timing of his two touchdowns and what sparked the Stampeders to turn the game around in the second half.

    Huff post-game comments - Aug. 1
    John Hufnagel says the Stamps receiving corps had its best game of the season as Calgary recorded a 25-22 win over Montreal on Saturday.

    Locker-room reaction - Aug. 1
    Bo Levi Mitchell and Marquay McDaniel give their thoughts on the comeback victory over Montreal.

    Game Balls - Aug. 1
    See who was awarded the game balls after the Stamps defeated the Montreal Alouettes 25-22 on Saturday.

    Rod and Duane's adventures
    Rod Black and Duane Forde continued their adventures in Calgary with some skyline luging, and zip lining.

    Player Blog

    Tonight felt good, especially because of how we won. We got down 17-0 and we as an offence said, “Guys, we’ve got to come win this game.”
    The defence did a great job of holding them to three points the rest of the second half – besides the two points the offence gave up in the end – but we actually scored some touchdowns. We would have liked to have scored more but we began to show consistency and made plays when we needed to.

    Mitchell, Stampeders ride to comeback win over Als

    Without the help of one of the greatest running backs in the league and a beat-up offensive line, Bo Levi Mitchell led the Stampeders to victory by a score of 25-22 over the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday Night at McMahon Stadium.
    The Als jumped out to an early 17-0 lead but Mitchell answered back throwing for 329 yards and two touchdowns. Marquay McDaniel absolutely exploited a strong Montreal defence hauling in seven catches for 126 yards while scoring his first two touchdowns of 2015.
    The Calgary defence stepped up big in this contest when it mattered most.

    The Calgary Stampeders overcame a 17-0 first-quarter deficit to post a 25-22 victory over the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday at McMahon Stadium.
    The win is the Stamps’ fourth in a row at home and leaves the Red and White at 4-2 heading into its bye week.
    Saturday’s contest was reminiscent of a June 13, 2013, home game against the Als as Calgary climbed out of a 24-0 hole on that occasion.

    Calgary Stampeders battle back from huge deficit in win over Als
    Nothing has come easy for these Grey Cup champions.
    They’ve had their noses bloodied a few times.
    But they’ve also shown a willingness to get up off the mat and scrap it out for some close decisions.
    For the second straight home game, the Calgary Stampeders overcame a deficit of 16 or more points — 17 this time — as they clipped the Montreal Alouettes 25-22.

    Nik Lewis accepts standing ovation then gets down to business
    The page has officially turned.
    After 11 seasons with the Calgary Stampeders, Nik Lewis is a member of the Montreal Alouettes and Saturday was an opportunity for both sides to close that chapter and move on.
    It was the Stampeders moving on with a 25-22 win, which spoiled the homecoming for Lewis.
    “I wish I could’ve done more,” Lewis said after hauling in three balls for 41 yards. “I told you I wanted two touchdowns and 100 yards and I feel like I’m capable of doing more.

    5 Key Plays -- Stampeders 25, Alouettes 22
    S.J. Green 51-yard touchdown reception
    This is more of a big-picture thing than it being a key play in Saturday’s football game. Sure, when rookie Montreal Alouettes quarterback Rakeem Cato found Green over the top for a 51-yard TD strike — halfback Brandon Smith was desperately trying to catch up — it got the scoring started and put the Calgary Stampeders in a hole. It’s also the third straight game the Stampeders secondary has given up a scoring play of 50 yards or more and the fourth long TD it’s allowed in the last three games. On the bright side, they seemed to figure it out for the final three quarters.

    Stamps come from behind to beat Montreal
    Two weekends ago at McMahon Stadium, the Stamps spotted the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 points before they got on track.
    On Saturday, same venue, they watched the Montreal Alouettes put up 17 before they got their collective motors running.
    How’s that for a winning game plan?

    McDaniel catches two touchdowns as Stampeders come back to beat Alouettes
    Marquay McDaniel caught two touchdown passes as the Calgary Stampeders rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat the Montreal Alouettes 25-22 on Saturday.
    McDaniel also threw a touchdown pass to Eric Rogers, while Rene Paredes kicked a field goal and a single for the Stamps (4-2), who lost 29-11 to the Als in Montreal on July 3.
    Alouettes quarterback Rakeem Cato connected with S.J. Green for his lone touchdown pass. Cato threw three touchdowns against Calgary in his CFL debut.

    McDaniel’s 2 TDs guide Stampeders past Alouettes
    Calgary Stampeders slotback Marquay McDaniel had extra motivation against the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday night, and it paid off.
    McDaniel wanted to outperform former Calgary teammate Nik Lewis, who made his return to McMahon Stadium as a member of the Alouettes.
    "It was me and Nik. I’ve got to outplay Nik," said McDaniel, who caught a pair of touchdown passes to lead the Stampeders (4-2) to a 25-22 win over Montreal (2-3).
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  2. Bumpnrun

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    Five observations I took from the game:

    Inconsisted play in the 1st Qtr.
    With exception to the Ottawa game, the Stamps are not a very good team to open games. All three facets seem to struggle.

    Bo Levi Mitchell (despite the injuries on the line) has found his groove. Which is good.

    It appears the team has found another good receiver in Wilson. A receiver who can stretch the field. As well, despite all the injuries appear to have found a running back in Harrison.

    Calgary wins the turnover battle and only took really one bad penalty.

    Rakeem Cato. I don't think Crompton will get his starting job back. While the team has won all four close contests at home this year, I have been impressed with all four opposing QB's who have played here so far this year. Good to see going forward.
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  3. CoachB57

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    Bumpnrun - good post. I'm not certain that I'd totally write off Crompton though. Cato brings the ability to extend plays into the equation for sure, Crompton is more of that General on the field taking charge, but I see where you are coming from. It will be awfully hard for Crompton to get back on the field this year most likely.

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