Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for November 2, 2014

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for November 2, 2014

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    Recap: Winnipeg 18, Calgary 13

    The Winnipeg Blue Bombers close out their 2014 campaign with an impressive road victory that proved costly for the Calgary Stampeders.

    Blue Bombers 18, Stampeders 13
    Lirim Hajrullahu booted four field goals and Clarence Denmark caught a touchdown pass as Winnipeg concluded its season with its first win in Calgary since 2002 in a snowy game at McMahon Stadium.

    Post-game comments: Coach Huff
    Coach Hufnagel talks about Saturday's 18-13 loss to the Bombers.

    Post-game comments: Mitchell
    QB Bo Levi Mitchell addresses the media after a 18-13 loss to the Bombers.

    Post-game comments: Cornish
    RB Jon Cornish addresses the media after leaving the game in the first quarter due to injury.

    On a Positive Note: Bombers top Stamps to finish 2014

    Lirim Hajrullahu kicked three fourth-quarter field goals, as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers took advantage of five forced turnovers on the way to an 18-13 win over the Stampeders on Saturday afternoon at Calgary's McMahon Stadium.
    On a day when the Bombers trailed throughout most of the contest, Robert Marve connected with Clarence Denmark for a 41-yard gain to set up Hajrullahu's go-ahead field midway through the fourth quarter. The Stamps fumbled on the next two ensuing drives, before failing to find the end zone on a last-drive effort to tie the game, leading the Bombers to their seventh win of the season.

    Sidelined again: Cornish exits game vs. Bombers
    Jon Cornish's ongoing battle with the injury bug continued on Saturday afternoon.
    In the second quarter of Calgary's Week 19 loss to the visiting Blue Bombers at McMahon Stadium, Cornish was forced out of action after hitting his head on the turf at the tail-end of a rushing play.
    He immediately left the field and did not return. Cornish later appeared on the sidelines in street clothes.

    Turnovers and penalties were costly on a snowy Saturday afternoon at McMahon Stadium as the Calgary Stampeders dropped an 18-13 decision to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
    Calgary turned the ball over six times including five fumbles and committed 14 penalties.
    “You can’t win a football game with that many turnovers,” said Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel, “especially the back-to-back ones in the fourth quarter when we are trying to get back in the game.”

    Conditions were less than favourable for big offensive statistics Saturday in Calgary as the Stampeders squared off against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
    Yet despite the sleet that eventually gave way to heavy snowfall, Calgary’s two running backs thrived, carving up the Winnipeg defence for 214 combined rushing yards in a losing effort.
    Jon Cornish, the reigning CFL Most Outstanding Player and current leading rusher, needed a mere 23 yards to become the first player this season to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards. He broke the mark with his third carry of the day and continued to run wild, gaining 105 yards partway through the second quarter.

    On a cold, snowy Saturday November day, Stampeders fans showed great generosity as they donated 4,600 coats to the Share the Warmth program to benefit The Salvation Army.
    The record number of jackets was collected at the Nov. 1 game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, at the Q107 donation box at Eau Claire Market and through local school initiatives.

    Calgary Stampeders' Shawn Lemon keeps on forcing fumbles
    When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade.
    When life hands Shawn Lemon an opportunity to get to the quarterback, he knocks the football loose.
    That's just what the Calgary Stampeders pass-rusher does.
    One week after tying the Stamps' franchise record for forced-fumbles in a season with his sixth, the 26-year-old defensive end was at it again in Saturday's 18-13 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, swatting the ball away from quarterback Drew Willy on a point-saving sack late in the first half.

    Calgary Stampeders pay tribute to John Forzani
    On Friday, there was a moment of silence.
    On Saturday, there was a moment of applause.
    Calgary philanthropist John Forzani, who died Friday morning in California, was recognized by a solemn moment at Friday’s Flames game at the Dome.
    The Stampeders, a team Forzani was closely associated with for most of his life, decided to take a different approach.
    Stamps vice-president of marketing Geordie Macleod suggested fans be allowed to show their appreciation for the former player and owner by cheering after a video tribute on the Jumbotron.

    November hasn't been kind to Calgary Stampeders recently
    Two games, 13 turnovers.
    And, not surprisingly, a pair of losses.
    That’s the Calgary Stampeders’ record in their last two November games at McMahon Stadium.
    Last November, the Red & White gave the pigskin up seven times in a 35-13 West Division final loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
    Saturday’s messy debacle was, luckily, not a playoff game, said Stamps veteran Keon Raymond.

    Upended Cornish “feels great” but worries remain
    They lost a game. Along with it a chance at a share of history.
    Mere trifles.
    The toll could’ve been far, far worse. The fallout, unthinkable.
    “Hey!” hollered Jon Cornish, already in a grey parka and on his way out into the snow, at a cluster of unobservant media cretins in the after-game din of the Calgary Stampeders’ locker room at McMahon Stadium.
    “If anybody wants to scrum me, let’s do it. I’ve got to go get looked at.”

    Stamps slip up in snowy tilt against Blue Bombers
    The quest for a franchise high 15 regular season wins will have to wait one last week.
    The Calgary Stampeders, who were hoping to add to their 14-2 record, were felled on a snowy afternoon at McMahon Stadium by the lowly Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18-13.
    The Bombers, 7-11, meanwhile, head to parts unknown since their season is over.

    Bombers end season with win over Stampeders
    The Winnipeg Blue Bombers concluded a tough season on a winning note and were the better team in the snow Saturday as they upset the Calgary Stampeders 18-13.
    The Blue Bombers (7-11) opened this 2014 season a promising 5-1, but then plummeted from playoff contention. Their victory over the CFL’s top team to conclude their regular season snapped an eight-game losing streak.
    "We finally started clicking, today at least," Blue Bomber defensive back Maurice Leggett said. "It’s a building block of what’s to come next season and just a small portion of the chemistry we can have when we’re clicking all at once.

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