Baltimore and Edmonton entered this game with equal 4 and 1 records including both teams having 1 and 1 records when playing teams outside their division. This, along with the dynamic running of Mike Pringle against the tough Edmonton defence led by the League’s leading tackler Willie Pless built up to an exciting game. The only scoring of the first quarter came when Baltimore center Mike Withycombe sent a snap over punter Josh Miller’s head and into the end zone for a safety. Both defences continued to dominate in the second quarter. Kicker Sean Fleming booted his first field goal of the day from 12 yards out to extend the Edmonton lead to 5-0. The next two scores of the game came off the foot of Stallion kicker Carlos Huerta. Two field goals from 37 yards moved the Stallions into a 6 to 5 lead. Defensive back Charles Anthony scored the only touchdown of the game when he intercepted a Kerwin Bell pass and ran it back 54 yards for the major. Huerta converted the play extending Baltimore’s lead going into the half to 13 to 5. The Stallions opened the scoring early in the second half. Chris Wright ran the opening kick off back 62 yards giving the Baltimore offence excellent field position. Huerta capitalized by making good on a 46 yard field goal attempt. The Eskimos had the next kick at the can. Fleming missed this field goal attempt from 47 yards but did score a single point. Later in the quarter Fleming redeemed himself hitting a 19 yard field goal attempt to bring the Eskimos within a touchdown of a tie. Huerta hit his fourth field goal of four attempts for the game. His 22 yard score finished the scoring for the third quarter. Fleming made a field goal from 21 yards out early in the quarter which ended up being the only scoring of the quarter as both defences dug in. Baltimore took the victory after holding Edmonton off the score board for the final 12:41 of the game.
Stallions coach: Don Matthews (W)
Eskimos coach: Ron Lancaster (L)
Stallions (5-1-0) Next @ Stampeders Aug 06
Eskimos (4-2-0) Next @ Argonauts Aug 09
|City Centre A||7:00 PM||Mainly Clear||19.3°C||NNE (210°) at 9 km/h||42%||93.55 kPa|
|City Centre A||8:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||18.4°C||NNE (170°) at 17 km/h||48%||93.55 kPa|
|City Centre A||9:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||17.4°C||NNE (180°) at 15 km/h||54%||93.55 kPa|
|City Centre A||10:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||16.9°C||NNE (180°) at 9 km/h||55%||93.55 kPa|
|City Centre A||11:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||16.4°C||NNE (170°) at 13 km/h||56%||93.52 kPa|
Conditions at Edmonton City Centre A (4.09 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.
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