Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for September 2, 2014

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for September 2, 2014

    Game in 90 Seconds

    Recap: Calgary 28, Edmonton 13

    The Stamps down the Esks in Round 2 of the 2014 Battle of Alberta, thanks to their most complete outing of the season and strong performances from Jon Cornish and Bo Levi Mitchell.

    Sept. 1 highlights
    Check out some of the highlights from the 2014 Labour Day Classic.

    Post-Classic Huff comments
    John Hufnagel speaks to the media after the Stamps' 28-13 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos.

    Post-Classic: Player reaction
    Shawn Lemon, Maurice Price and Jon Cornish talk about the Labour Day win.

    Labour Day Classic: Game balls
    Find out who received the game balls for Monday's Labour Day Classic victory over the Eskimos.

    CFL: Eskimos 13, Stampeders 28
    Jon Cornish rushed for a 163 yards and a touchdown and the Stampeders downed the Eskimos to take sole possession of first place in the West Division.

    Labour Day Drama
    The CFL on TSN panel discusses the Stamps and Ticats wins and congratulates Ricky Ray on becoming the sixth QB to surpass 50,000 yards passing.

    Cornish Returns To Form
    Glen Suitor breaks down the Stamps' big Labour Day win over the Eskimos and gives credit to Jon Cornish, who was in MOP form Monday.

    Cornish Leads Stamps To Victory
    After leading the Stampeders to victory, Jon Cornish talks about winning the Labour Day Classic, saying he was back in game shape against the Eskimos.

    Game Stats


    Wild West Outlaws: Stamps beat Esks on Labour Day

    Jon Cornish and Bo Levi Mitchell combined for a big day on offence, as the Calgary Stampeders earned a 28-13 win over the Edmonton Eskimos in the Labour Day Classic on Monday afternoon at Calgary's McMahon Stadium.
    Mitchell completed 18 of 29 passing attempts for 252 yards and threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Parker in the first quarter, while Cornish, the reigning Most Outstanding Player in just his second game back from injury, took over the rest of the way, leading Calgary to its 10th straight head-to-head win over heated rival Edmonton.

    Last week’s game in Ottawa was just a warm-up act for Jon Cornish.
    After rushing for 74 yards in his return to the lineup against the RedBlacks, the reigning CFL Most Outstanding Player exploded for 163 yards in the Stampeders’ 28-13 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos in the Labour Day Classic.
    It was the first 100-yard game of the season for Cornish, who missed six contests with a concussion suffered in the season-opener.

    The day at McMahon Stadium started on a high note with not one but two flyovers by a CF-18 fighter aircraft.
    It ended with a Stampeders victory and a group photo on the field that included members of the football and uniformed Canadian Armed Forces personnel.

    The Stampeders claimed sole possession of first place in the West Division with a 28-13 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos in the Labour Day Classic at McMahon Stadium.
    Jon Cornish ran for 163 yards and a touchdown while the Calgary defence held the Eskimos offence to just 273 net yards and zero touchdowns.

    The Calgary Stampeders took over first place in the CFL standings with a 28-13 win over the Edmonton Eskimos in Monday's Labour Day game.
    The Stampeders top both the league and the West Division at 8-1. The Eskimos fell into a tie with the Saskatchewan Roughriders at 7-2.
    Calgary extended its winning streak against their northern neighbour to 10 in a row, including three straight Labour Day games.

    Blocking punts swings game both ways for Eskimos
    It was the Edmonton Eskimos’ best play one minute, and the worst the next.
    In the first quarter of the Calgary Stampeders’ 28-13 Labour Day Classic win Monday afternoon at McMahon Stadium, Esks’ behemoth Willie Jefferson was left unblocked, and he had no trouble getting a hand on Rob Maver’s punt, allowing Otha Foster to scoop and score from 57 yards out.

    Calgary Stampeders offence strives to match defence
    The praise headed toward the Calgary Stampeders’ defence in the coming days is warranted.
    The facts can no longer be ignored.
    Not only are the Stampeders defenders by far the league leaders in fewest points allowed, but Monday’s 28-13 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos makes it two consecutive games without surrendering an offensive touchdown.
    It’s a feat they’ve reached four times in nine games this season.

    Shawn Lemon big reason Esks had sour day in Labour Day Classic
    Just try to wipe that smile off Shawn Lemon’s face.
    It’s not going to happen.
    The Calgary Stampeders defensive end is loving life right about now.
    And why not?
    He helped beat his former team in the Labour Day Classic.
    He got a sack, a forced fumble and another tackle for a loss.
    And his team’s alone in first place at 8-1.

    Calgary Stampeders Snapshots: Jon Cornish hits high gear
    Question: How long will it take Jon Cornish to find his form?
    Answer: Not long.
    Eight days after returning to action with a modest 16-carry, 74-yard effort in Week 9 against the Ottawa RedBlacks, Cornish exploded in Monday’s 28-13 Labour Day Classic win over the Edmonton Eskimos, running for 163 yards on 17 carries and barreling into the endzone for a fourth-quarter insurance touchdown.

    Calgary Stampeders defence takes over Labour Day Classic
    The Edmonton Eskimos kept their starting quarterback a secret until just before the opening kickoff.
    Matt Nichols got the nod.
    But the way the Calgary Stampeders defence was playing, it wouldn’t have mattered if Warren Moon was under centre.
    The Red & White’s relentless stop unit never gave the Eskimos offence a sniff in Monday’s 28-13 victory in the sold-out Labour Day Classic.

    Stampeders thump Eskimos in Labour Day Classic, are now alone at top of West Division
    The second Labour Day Classic game on Monday wasn't anywhere as close as the first one, but it saw one dominant performance. That came from the Calgary Stampeders, who laid a 28-13 thumping on the Edmonton Eskimos and moved to 8-1 in the process, leaving them alone at the top of the West. This wasn't against easy pickings, either; the Eskimos were also 7-1 heading into Monday's clash. The Stampeders were thoroughly dominant Monday, though, and if they can keep playing like this, they'll be one of the CFL's most feared teams.

    Stamps will ‘push forward’ despite reaching CFL’s summit
    They are now the undisputed Team to Beat. No ifs or maybes.
    As Sinatra once sang of New York: King of the Hill, A-No. 1, Top of the Heap.
    “As the hunted, nothing changes,” promised safety Josh Bell. “We just turn around and keep huntin’, instead of runnin’.

    Slighted Stamps defence makes a statement against Eskimos
    The man looked as if was just now into the act of digesting, after tucking into an all-you-can-eat, on-the-house buffet feast.
    In the aftermath of another statement performance by he and his shutdown crew, Shawn Lemon couldn’t resist one of those beautific cat-among-the-pigeons expressions.

    Eskimos defence has off-game, knows it has to be better
    From an Edmonton Eskimos’ perspective, call it the Labour Day gut check.
    Eskimos defensive tackle Almondo Sewell did precisely that after the now 8-1 Calgary Stampeders manhandled Edmonton to the tune of 28-13 at McMahon Stadium on Monday.
    “They plain and simple whupped our ass today,” Sewell said following a game that was billed by some as the CFL’s game of the year. “I hate to curse about it, but they took it from us, they wanted it more.

    Cornish tramples Eskimos as Stamps win first-place showdown
    Once we got past motorcycle-gate and quarterback intrigue, it all came down to which defence would be the stingiest and which offence would benefit from the big-play guy.
    Check and check, Calgary Stampeders.
    Jon Cornish ran for 163 yards and one touchdown as the Stamps wore down the visiting Edmonton Eskimos in a 28-13 Labour Day Classic victory before a sellout crowd of 35,400 at McMahon Stadium.

    Stampeders strong defensive effort too much for Eskimos' ‘B group’ offence
    Every game is a measuring stick in its own way, said coach Chris Jones.
    Losing the Labour Day Classic to the Calgary Stampeders didn’t hurt the Edmonton Eskimos head coach because of the hype: The two best defences in the Canadian Football League had matching 7-1 records and were meeting in their annual mid-season provincial clash.
    What stings about Monday’s 28-13 loss, he said, was what he saw from his team in just its second defeat of the year.

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