With Doug Flutie injured, the Stampeders turned to Jeff Garcia to lead the team and maintain their place on top of the League. Garcia proved he is quite capable of leading a team of this calibre completing 76% of his passing attempts for 445 yards. Calgary’s Mark McLoughlin opened scoring in the game with a 43 yard field goal. Birmingham’s Luis Zendejas countered minutes later with a 45 yard field goal. Calgary’s leading receiver David Sapunjis caught a 26 yard pass from Garcia midway through the first quarter for the first TD of the game. McLoughlin kicked the convert. Zendejas booted a 42 yard field goal to end first quarter scoring. McLoughlin got on the scoresheet again kicking a 22 yard field goal. Garcia and Sapunjis hooked up again, this time from 40 yards out, to extend Calgary’s lead. Zendejas kicked his third field goal, this time from 28 yards to make the score Calgary 20 — Birmingham 9 at the half. McLoughlin and Zendejas each kicked field goals in the third quarter, from 45 and 42 yards respectively. The fourth quarter belonged to Calgary. Marvin Coleman ran a punt back 83 yards for a TD. McLoughlin again kicked the convert. With 4:36 left in the game Shawn Daniels ran the ball in from the 6-yard line for Calgary’s fourth TD of the game. The ’Cudas scored two more points as Garcia conceded a safety giving Birmingham a game total of 14 points.
|7:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||28.5°C||N (0°) at 10 km/h||67%||100.88 kPa|
|8:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||26.4°C||N (40°) at 11 km/h||82%||100.93 kPa|
|9:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||24.8°C||N (0°) at 11 km/h||87%||100.97 kPa|
|10:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||24.8°C||N (0°) at 9 km/h||85%||101.00 kPa|
Data from Dark Sky. Estimated conditions.