A rematch of the 1992 Grey Cup Final opened the 1993 CFL season on this night with the champion Calgary Stampeders defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers by a lopsided score of 54-34. CFL Most Outstanding Player and Grey Cup MVP QB Doug Flutie was outstanding running for 76 yards and 3 TDs while completing 16-of-30 passes for 192 yards and 2 TD tosses. A 67-yard punt return by Calgary’s Peewee Smith opened the scoring just 2:42 into the 1st quarter. Flutie then ran in his first major of the game from the 1-yard line. Winnipeg QB Matt Dunigan then got down to business picking apart the Stampeder defence, marching his team 83 yards down the field and hooking up with David Williams from 4 yards out (converted by Troy Westwood) for his first TD pass of the night. Flutie then connected with Grey Cup Outstanding Canadian Dave Sapunjis to make the score 20-7 after 15 minutes of play. Winnipeg retaliated with 8 points of its own on a Bob Cameron punt and a 10-yard TD pass from Dunigan to Gerald Wilcox. After 2 Mark McLoughlin FGs (28 & 42 yards). Winnipeg conceded 2 points and on the following series, Flutie ran down the field himself on a quarterback sneak from the 50-yard line to put his team up 34-17 with 8 seconds left in the half. Flutie continued to show his magic in the second half as he ran in for a 6-yard TD and then set up McLoughlin for his 3rd FG of the night. Dunigan found Gerald Alphin down the lane for a 13-yard major and Williams once again, while Westwood kicked 2 more FGs, but it was too little, too late as the Stamps put the game out of reach with McLoughlin’s 4th FG and a Flutie pass to Derrick Crawford to win their season opener in front of 25,486 fans at McMahon Stadium.