Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for October 19, 2015

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for October 19, 2015

    Calgary Stampeders & Edmonton Eskimos still locked for battle atop CFL West

    For the second time in less than a month, the B.C. Lions came oh-so close to doing the Calgary Stampeders a huge favour.
    There’s only one way to describe the Edmonton Eskimos’ double-overtime win over the Leos Saturday: Escape job.
    The Eskimos (12-4) were sloppy, but they found a way to win, which is exactly what the Stampeders (12-4) have done on so many occasions this season.

    Calgary Stampeders 27, Toronto Argonauts 15: Game Balls & Bricks
    The storyline has been mentioned so much that it’s almost become boring.
    The Calgary Stampeders, led by GM/head coach John Hufnagel, simply don’t lose two games in a row.
    Once again on Saturday in Hamilton against the Toronto Argonauts, the Stamps were able to bounce back from a loss with a solid performance, continuing an impressive streak of resilience, consistency and focus that has seen them avoid any sort of losing skid since July 2012.

    Calgary Stampeders like what they see in Tevaughn Campbell's debut against Argos
    Tevaughn Campbell knew there would be jitters.
    That’s natural.
    After all, the Calgary Stampeders rookie cornerback was making his first CFL start against his hometown Toronto Argonauts down the road in Hamilton, meaning a good portion of the 3,401 in attendance at the neutral-site clash at Tim Hortons Field — Campbell estimates 10 to 15 people made the 45-minute trek from the city where he starred for the Ontario Varsity Football League’s Toronto Thunder — were fully focused on No. 32 in Red & White.

    Stamps head into bye week on winning note
    With two games left in the 2015 regular CFL season and the quest for first place in the West Division in the balance, the Calgary Stampeders scattered for various points after Saturday’s critical victory in Hamilton against the Toronto Argonauts.
    A bye is always a good thing, but in this case, the Stamps’ second week off comes at a point where bodies can be rested, injuries can be overcome and the mind can re-tool in advance of the grinding finale. Calgary is still hopeful of a divisional title, but the Edmonton Eskimos — with whom they’re tied, hold the tiebreaker and who snatched an overtime victory over the B.C. Lions on Saturday night — aren’t showing any signs of letting up.
    The Stamps will return to action on Oct. 31, Halloween night, when ghouls, goblins and the Saskatchewan Roughriders will invade McMahon Stadium. They finish off the campaign in Vancouver against the desperate Lions.

    Stamps head into bye week feeling good about themselves again
    A betting man should have seen the signs and taken the Calgary Stampeders to beat the Toronto Argonauts on Saturday afternoon in Hamilton.
    There is a three-season long trend going with the Stamps. They simply don’t lose two straight games.
    The run is now at 67 outings where the Stamps rebound from a loss with a victory. So after losing to the Edmonton Eskimos in a tight one last weekend, it was quite evident they would be much sharper against the Argos in a game moved to Tim Hortons Field due to the Toronto Blue Jays playoff run.

    Hufnagel joins the century club
    Thanks to Calgary’s 27-15 win over the Argos on Saturday afternoon, Head Coach John Hufnagel becomes the 10th coach in CFL history to reach 100 wins. In typical Hufnagel fashion, the coach didn’t want any of the personal accolades that go along with a milestone of this fashion. Well, for the next few paragraphs he’s going to get them, like it or not.

    Hufnagel didn’t need a century mark to cement his status as one of the league’s most successful coaches. But it’s a nice milestone that allows us to recognize and appreciate just how impressive Hufnagel’s reign in Calgary has been.

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