With Calgary having locked up a playoff berth, the only goal going into this weekends game for the Stampeders was to clinch first place. A win over the Argonauts would assure the Stamps of home field advantage for the playoffs. The Argos scored first as Terry Baker sent a 65 yard punt out of the end zone for a single. The first major score of the game came on a 17 yard passing play between the Stampeders Jeff Garcia and Tony Stewart. Mark McLoughlin kicked the convert. Argo kicker Baker got on the board again with a 36 yard field goal. In the second quarter, Garcia carried the ball in from the 1-yard line to open scoring for the Stamps’. McLoughlin kicked the convert. Late in the quarter, McLoughlin booted a 25 yard field goal to give Calgary a 13 point lead at half-time. Toronto mounted a come back in the third quarter. Duane Forde caught a 4 yard pass from Marvin Graves to get the ball rolling. Baker kicked the convert. Baker added another point on a 47 yard punt into the end zone. Dynamic newcomer Jimmy Cunningham recorded the second longest punt return in the League this season. He took the ball from 2 yards inside the end zone for the major. Baker’s convert gave the Argos a 2 point lead. Calgary fought back in the fourth quarter. Garcia ran the ball in for the second time in the game. The 3 yard TD regained the lead for the Stamp’s. Calgary’s two-point convert attempt from Garcia to Terry Vaughn was good extending the lead to 6 points. Stampeder kicker McLoughlin added one more to their total with a 54 yard missed field goal. Calgary’s come from behind win clinched home field advantage for the Stampeders throughout the playoffs.
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