Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for August 26, 2014

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for August 26, 2014

    Big Labour Day clash looms for Stampeders and Eskimos

    Jon Cornish stood by his locker inside TD Place, still not fully out of the uniform he put on for the first time in nearly two months, and did what Jon Cornish does.
    He spoke his mind.
    And, despite the sweat still dripping from carrying the ball 16 times for 74 yards against the Ottawa RedBlacks in a 32-7 Calgary Stampeders win, his mind was on the Edmonton Eskimos.
    “Not to diminish it, but this game means a little bit less than next week,” said Cornish, who returned to his tailback spot for the first time since June 28 on Sunday. “That’s what I wanted to do — be ready for next week.”
    The media has been talking about “next week” for the entire month, because, well, the schedule allowed for it.

    Calgary Stampeders Notes: 'D' earns an 'A'
    Ottawa RedBlacks defence 7, Ottawa RedBlacks offence 0.
    Lost in the shuffle of the Calgary Stampeders’ emotional win in the Nation’s Capital on Sunday afternoon was the fact the Red & White stop-unit pitched a shutout, with the lone RedBlacks touchdown coming on a tipped-ball pick-six of Stamps quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell.
    When an offence gets booed off the field, as quarterback Henry Burris and the RedBlacks were during the Stampeders’ 32-7 win, you know the defence has done something right.
    The numbers back it up.

    Now back in action, Cornish can’t wait for Labour Day showdown
    This is it. The weekend everyone’s been waiting for.
    Well, certainly Jon Cornish has.
    “I’ve been saying for a while, this is the biggest Labour Day game that I think anybody on this team will have ever played,” claimed the Calgary Stampeders’ running back, looking ahead to the annual encounter in a week’s time between the Stamps and the Edmonton Eskimos, both sitting pretty in the CFL West at 7-1 — the best combined records ever heading into the holiday extravaganza.

    Stamps rally around receiver West after murder of his brother
    The Calgary Stampeders are giving receiver Joe West the time and support he needs to cope with the death of his brother.
    Brandon Hobdy, a 23-year-old receiver at Southern Arkansas University, was shot dead off-campus early Sunday morning. Within hours of learning of the tragedy, a grieving West had 129 yards on four catches in Calgary's 32-7 win over the Redblacks in Ottawa.
    The Stampeders gathered at a residential golf course Monday morning in Calgary for their annual charity tournament which raises money for high school athletics.

    Happy dilemma
    Through the early part of the season it was a desperate game of plug and play for John Hufnagel as he was forced to grabe whoever he had available to fill injury hopes. And it worked, to the tune of a 7-1 start.

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