Calgary QB Jeff Garcia is quickly proving he is more than a backup quarterback. He threw 33 passes for 546 yards and 6 touchdowns as Calgary blew Edmonton away in front of a sell out crowd in Calgary this Labour Day. Mark McLoughlin missed a 29 yard field goal attempt scoring a single to cap Calgary’s first drive. On the next drive, Glenn Harper punted into the Calgary end zone to tie the game. With the ball placed on the Edmonton 1-yard line, Garcia threw his first TD pass of the game to LB Marvin Pope. McLoughlin, who went 6 for 6, kicked the convert. Before the end of the half, McLoughlin added an 11 yard field goal to Calgary’s tally. WR Allen Pitts was the recipient of Garcia’s second TD pass. The 14 yard reception gave the League’s leading receiver 7 touchdowns for the year. Calgary punter Anthony Martino sent a kick out of bounds in the Eskimos end zone to score a single shortly before Edmonton got their first TD. Kerwin Bell connected with Eric L. Blount for a 98 yard touchdown reception. McLoughlin put 3 more points on the board for Calgary before half-time with a 36 yard field goal. Edmonton started the third quarter on a mission. Sean Fleming kicked a 30 yard field goal following Edmonton’s first possession. Bell threw his second TD of the game, this time a 48 yard strike to Charles J. Davis to bring Edmonton within a touchdown. Garcia brought the Stamps right back. His target this time was Pee Wee Smith on a 37 yard play. Edmonton scored on their first possession of the fourth quarter when Bell threw a 4 yard pass to Nick Mazzoli. Bell and Davis hooked up for the two-point conversion. Calgary walked away with the game from this point on. Garcia and Pitts connected again, this time for an 8 yard passing touchdown. McLoughlin missed a 47 yard field goal attempt but did manage to score a single. Next, it was Smith who was on the receiving end for his second TD of the game. This play covering 37 yards. Less than a minute later, the Garcia to Pitts tandem came threw for the third time of the night. Pitts took the 30 yard pass in for a touchdown with 0:26 on the clock. Garcia’s magic led to Calgary scoring 51 points for the game while Edmonton, who were plagued with injuries, could only muster 26.
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