Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for September 26, 2015

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  1. Madman

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for September 26, 2015

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    Rookie receiver Lemar Durant scored his first CFL touchdown and quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell threw for more than 300 yards as the Calgary Stampeders held off the Blue Bombers for a 25-23 victory.

    Recap: Calgary 25, Winnipeg 23
    QB Bo Levi Mitchell earned his 25th career win in just his 30th start, moving the Western Conference leading Stamps to their tenth win of the season...

    Stampeders 25, Blue Bombers 23
    Bo Levi Mitchell threw for a touchdown and ran for another and finished with 333 passing yards while the Blue Bombers missed a game-tying field goal in the dying moments in the loss.

    Bombers give game away to Stampeders
    Once again the Stampeders found a way to win and the Blue Bombers were left wondering, what if. Rod Smith and Chris Schultz break down a game which saw Winnipeg commit costly errors down the stretch.

    McDaniel, Cornish lead the way for Stampeders
    Marquay McDaniel proved to be the difference maker for the Stampeders while Jon Cornish played a supporting role in the win. Rod Black and Glen Suitor have more including the Bombers' lost opportunity.

    Mitchell relieved to leave with victory
    Bo Levi Mitchell explains his relief that the Bombers missed their potential game-tying field goal and gives praise to Marquay McDaniel and the rest of his offence.

    Hughes hungry for success

    Charleston Hughes missed out on the Grey Cup action last season with the Stampeders because of a foot injury but that has only added to his hunger for more success this season.

    Stamps survive late surge for league-leading 10th win

    Marquay McDaniel couldn't be stopped while the Stampeders avoided a late-game charge, earning a 25-23 win over the Bombers on Friday night in Winnipeg.
    Lirim Hajrullahu's potential game-tying field goal sailed wide right with just over 40 seconds left, ending a furious late surge by the Bombers that nearly saw them come back from two scores down inside three minutes remaining.
    McDaniel finished with a game-high 159 yards on nine receptions and Jon Cornish rushed for 94 yards on 16 carries in just his second start back from injury, while Bo Levi Mitchell finished with 333 yards on 27-of-35 passing with a touchdown each on the ground and through the air.

    Finding the end zone for the first time in his young CFL career was Lemar Durant, who also made unanticipated contributions on special teams in the Stampeders' 25-23 victory over Winnipeg on Friday night.
    Bo Levi Mitchell hooked up with the rookie receiver for Calgary’s first of two major scores, as the 2015 second-round draft pick had a clear path to the end zone on the nine-yard catch.

    The Calgary Stampeders managed to hold on for a 25-23 victory at Investors Group Field over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and thus became the first CFL team to 10 wins in 2015.
    The Stamps also swept the season-series with the Blue Bombers, downing Winnipeg once on home turf and twice on the road.
    Leading the way for Calgary was Marquay McDaniel with nine receptions for 159 yards, along with Jon Cornish, rushing for 94 yards on 16 attempts.

    Mitchell, Stampeders hold off Blue Bombers
    Bo Levi Mitchell didn't view a 25-23 victory over the struggling Blue Bombers on Friday as a case of the first-place Stampeders losing their touch.
    The Calgary quarterback took the close call as an example of how the CFL-leading club can pull out a win in a tough contest.
    "We did play good football out there," said Mitchell, who ran eight yards for a touchdown and completed 27 of 35 pass attempts for 333 yards with one TD and one interception.

    5 Key Plays
    1. Mitchell’s early interception
    The Bombers don’t exactly scare anyone on the offensive side of the ball, so giving them short fields early in the game at home isn’t exactly a recipe for success. On the very first series of the game, Bo Levi Mitchell’s pass over the middle went off Eric Rogers’ fingertips and landed in the hands of Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive back Troy Stoudermire, who minutes before had an interception called back due to a Demond Washington pass interference penalty. Three plays later, the Bombers capitalized on the turnover with a touchdown.

    Calgary Stampeders hold off Winnipeg Blue Bombers to win 25-23
    Getting a lead hasn't been a problem.
    Putting opponents away and kicking them when they're down has been.
    Despite marching up and down the turf inside Investors Group Field on Friday night and holding a significant edge in total yards, the Calgary Stampeders let the Winnipeg Blue Bombers hang around late in the game and it almost cost them.

    Stampeders survive late comeback to beat Blue Bombers
    They haven’t all been pretty and they haven’t all been easy.
    Friday night’s may have been the hardest in a long while.
    The Stamps watched as Lirim Hajrullahu missed a 50-yard field goal with 40 seconds left, enabling them to hang on by their fingertips to a 25-23 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Stamps defeated the Bombers for the third time this season and have now won 13 of their last 14 meetings.
    “It’s a close football game and it’s good to see the team hang in there, make some plays to win close game,” said GM-head coach John Hufnagel. “I’m not disappointed with that whatsoever. They made a play at the end to make it close.”

    Stampeders can breathe sigh of relief after beating Blue Bombers
    This one was a bit too close for comfort for the Calgary Stampeders. Sure, the Stamps picked up their 10th win of the season, ensuring a winning record for the eighth straight year, but the 25-23 squeaker in Winnipeg wasn’t what anyone was expecting from the defending Grey Cup champions.
    There was some positive developments of course in the victory. Jon Cornish ran the ball well early, getting close to his first 100-yard game since Week 2 (he was actually over that mark for a while before finishing with 16 carries for 94 yards), Marquay McDaniel was on fire, catching nine passes for 159 yards in a breakout performance and Eric Rogers came up with another huge grab for the highlight reel.
    Overall, it added up to the third straight win over the Bombers this season, and fourth straight at Investors Group Field, the site of this year’s Grey Cup.

    Bombers come up just short against Stamps thanks to wide FG, but show promise
    For Winnipeg Blue Bombers' players, coaches and fans, Friday night's 25-23 loss to the Calgary Stampeders has to hurt. The Bombers had a great final drive and looked to be in position to tie the game with a field goal, but a procedure penalty pushed them back and led to a 50-yard attempt that kicker Lirim Hajrullahu pushed just wide for a rouge. The loss drops Winnipeg to 4-9, and puts their playoff hopes in significant question; they're behind both 5-6 Montreal and 4-7 B.C. now, and both those teams will have opportunities to widen the gap later this weekend. However, from a more removed perspective, there seemed to be a lot of improvement here from the Bombers. That suggests they may still be possible playoff contenders, but perhaps even more importantly, indicates that they might be headed in the right direction in terms of preparing for next season.

    Stampeders Hold Off Late Blue Bombers Charge, Win 25-23
    A pillar of health in a league where it’s hard to come by, Bo Levi Mitchell has taken the CFL by storm since his first start in 2013. He’s also handled the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and did so once again Friday night, as the Stamps overcame a late push from the home team, winning 25-23.
    Just like the July 18 tilt in Calgary between these two teams, this one came down to the leg of Winnipeg kicker Lirim Hajrullahu with under a minute left. Once again, though, he missed the long kick. Wide from 50 yards, it sealed the seventh straight Calgary win at Investors Group Field, improving their record this year to 9-3. Winnipeg falls to 4-9.

    New adventures for defensive star
    As the CFL season begins to wind down, one former Gael is prepping for the playoffs with a first-place team.
    Derek Wiggan — a former Gaels standout defensive end — has found himself in the thick of the playoff hunt playing for the Calgary Stampeders.
    During his time at Queen’s, Wiggan was at the heart of the team’s defense. During the first four years of his career, he played in 32 games, amassing 65 tackles, 15.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 27 tackles for losses. He was selected a first-team OUA all-star in 2012 and 2013 and participated in the 2013 East-West Bowl.

    Cornish back on the field after injury
    Burnaby product Jon Cornish was back in his Stampeders’ red and black last week after being put on the CFL’s six-game injury list.
    The six-foot-tall running back returned to McMahon Stadium after breaking his thumb in July.
    Despite a slow start against the B.C. Lions on Sept. 18, Cornish, a graduate of St. Thomas More Collegiate, led his team in rushing with 41 yards in four quarters.
  2. Mathgod

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    Any word on the injury front?
  3. Bumpnrun

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    From the other night's game:

    The good: Cornish, McDaniel, Durant, only 6 penalties, D-line play and Mayo.

    The bad: the Calgary secondary, BLM slow starts, and not finishing strong.

    The ugly: SPECIAL TEAMS!!! and the injury to Burnett. Outside of Parades the ST UNIT is brutal.
  4. Mathgod

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    May 4, 2012
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    You mean outside of Paredes and Maver. Maver is the best punter in the league and just had an off night.
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  5. fireguyfire

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    I can agree with that

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