Post Game Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for November 8, 2015

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  1. Madman

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for November 8, 2015


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    Recap: Calgary 28, BC 7

    The Calgary Stampeders finish the regular season with a convincing 28-7 over the Lions at BC Place in a prequel to next weekends playoff matchup.

    Stampeders 28, Lions 7
    Drew Tate threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns, both to Lemar Durant, as the Stampeders beat the Lions in a preview of the West semifinal. Andrew Harris and Jerome Messam finished one-two in the rushing yards race, the first time two Canadians have done so.

    Canadian running backs make history
    Chris Cuthbert and Glen Suitor have more on Canadians Jerome Messam and Andrew Harris battling it out for the rushing title while both surpassing the 1,000 yard mark.

    Harris, Messam talk about rushing for over 1000 yards
    Jerome Messam and Andrew Harris speak about finishing with over 1,000 yards rushing and being the first two Canadians to finish first and second in rushing in CFL history.

    Strong Finish: Stamps thump Lions in post-season prep

    The Calgary Stampeders corralled the BC Lions with a 28-7 victory at BC Place on Saturday in a preview of the Western Semi-Final.
    The match was tight at half with the Stamps leading 7-4, but the Red and White dominated in the final two quarters, scoring three touchdowns in the final 30 minutes to pull away from the Lions.
    Stamps’ rookie Lemar Durant was stellar in the win with two touchdowns on three catches. Anthony Parker also provided impressive offence for the Stamps with 122 yards on only four catches and a touchdown.

    Saturday night’s game turned out to be a memorable one for Anthony Parker, and not just because the Stamps finished the regular season on a winning note.
    Born in Vancouver and raised in Calgary, Parker had a career performance against the Lions at BC Place, with four catches for 122 yards including a 70-yard touchdown.
    “It’s one of those places where every time I come here I just get that nice feeling,” said the third overall pick of the 2011 draft class. “I don’t know how to explain it, but I love being here. Even when it’s raining I enjoy the city, so it’s a cool place to play and I always enjoy playing ball here.”

    John Hufnagel ended his regular-season coaching career with his 102nd victory as the Stampeders head coach in a 28-7 victory over the Lions at BC Place. The Red and White will now enter the post-season with a 14-4 record, including a 6-3 mark on the road.
    “I thought our team played well all-around," said Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel. "Like everyone said going into the game, it was ‘vanilla’. But we still had to go out and execute.”
    The Lions’ opening drive, led by quarterback Travis Lulay, resulted in a missed 42-yard field goal from newcomer Anthony Fera. The ball was not returned out the end zone as the home side took an early 1-0 lead.

    Calgary Stampeders 28, B.C. Lions 7: 5 Key Plays
    1. Anthony Fera's 42-yard field-goal miss
    With kicker Richie Leone struggling down the stretch, B.C. Lions head coach Jeff Tedford decided to give rookie Anthony Fera an audition in the final regular-season game. It did not go well. Fera missed from 42 yards to spoil the opening drive for the Lions and leave the coaching staff scratching its collective head. While Fera did rebound to make his next two kicks from 44 and 49 yards, he missed again late in the game. It's not a good situation heading into the playoffs for the Lions, who won't feel comfortable in any sort of nailbiter with this type of kicking.

    Calgary Stampeders Quick Hitters: Coach Huff makes sure Jerome Messam gets 1,000 yards
    It seems John Hufnagel has a soft spot for 1,000-yard rushers.
    One day after the Calgary Stampeders GM/head coach said if running back Jerome Messam didn't have the 53 yards he needed to crack the exclusive club by the fourth quarter that it would be "too bad," Hufnagel did a U-turn Saturday evening at BC Place.
    In the end, the 6-foot-3, 245-lb., ball of rumbling limbs and flesh got it done on a 12-yard run with about six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of the Stamps' 28-7 win over the B.C. Lions, and Messam secured his second-career 1,000-yard campaign, finishing with 1,006.

    Calgary Stampeders rookie Lemar Durant makes triumphant return to BC Place
    In 64-year-old John Hufnagel’s final regular-season game on the sideline, it was a 23-year-old rookie stealing the show in his hometown.
    The Calgary Stampeders’ convincing 28-7 road win over the B.C. Lions didn’t matter much.
    Receiver Lemar Durant’s two-touchdown performance in front of 20-plus friends and family at BC Place mattered a whole lot, though, and it was a memorable professional hometown debut for the Coquitlam native, Centennial Secondary School product and Simon Fraser University star.

    Stamps defeat Lions in CFL regular season-ender
    For a game that had more to do with evaluation than final result, the Calgary Stampeders managed to neatly achieve both ends.
    With nothing on the line in terms of standings but more so as far as momentum-gathering in advance of next Sunday’s West Division semi-final between these same teams, the Stamps dominated on Saturday at B.C. Place to the tune of 28-7 over the B.C. Lions.
    With quarterback Drew Tate adroit at the controls and running back Jerome Messam churning and churning out yardage until he hit the coveted 1,000-yard mark, the Stamps did indeed throw down the gauntlet for the all-or-nothing meeting at McMahon.

    Mission accomplished as Stamps escape B.C. with no major injuries
    Once again, the Calgary Stampeders proved they have some great depth on their roster. They could also have some future stars in the making.
    The team headed to Vancouver for a Saturday afternoon meeting against the B.C. Lions with a few goals, but the biggest one appears to be accomplished.
    The team reported no major injuries following the 28-7 win at B.C. Place Stadium. With so many starters on the the sidelines for this game already, that is great news for the Stamps as they host the Lions next Sunday in the West semifinal.

    Stampeders down Lions 28-7 in preview of next week’s CFL West semifinal
    Drew Tate threw for two touchdown passes and the Calgary Stampeders defeated the B.C. Lions 28-7 on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
    The Stamps and Lions will square off on Sunday Nov. 15 in Calgary for the CFL West semifinal.
    With the outcome meaningless in the standings, Calgary (14-4) remains second in the West while the Lions (7-11) enter the playoffs third in the same division.
  2. Bumpnrun

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    I'm just like the fact there were no injuries. Also the fact that the team played physical and came with the attitude to win.

    Despite both teams resting several key players, it was good to see Tate throwing the long ball and Parker and Durant play great.

    Another solid effort from the D.
  3. fireguyfire

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    Yeah! No injuries and a team that has seemed to have gotten some of its mojo back in the last 3 or 4 games.
    Excited to see what happens over the next 3 weeks!,

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  4. Tundra Mustang

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    Nice to see a Canadian receiver who frequently gets more than his share of grief on fan boards, have a great game in Vancouver last night.

    Congratulations Anthony Parker on a big (4 catches, 122yards and 1 major) performance against the Lions! :D

    And an "honourable mention" to Lemar ("the good one") Durant for his breakout game when he got a chance to play, turning in 3 snags, two of which were for majors...;)


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