Stampeders celebrated their 50th anniversary in the CFL on Sunday with a win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Fifty years ago to the day Calgary opened play in the CFL by defeated the Regina Roughriders 12 to 0. Determined not to spoil the day for the 33,000 fans in attendance, the Stamps pulled off a last minute win on a cold day at McMahon Stadium. The game was dominated by field goals. Calgary’s Mark McLoughlin made good on 6 of 8 attempts while Saskatchewan newcomer Paul McCallum went 5 for 5. McLoughlin hit 3 field goals in the first quarter, from 9, 44, and 41 yards respectively. Doug Flutie came back from injury to dress this weekend. He held the ball for all of the Stamps field goal attempts. McLoughlin put another through to open scoring in the second quarter. His 32 yard attempt split the uprights. McCallum got his first attempt for Saskatchewan midway through the second quarter. McCallum made good from 12 and 43 yards respectively in the second quarter. McLoughlin hit one more field goal as time ran out in the half. His 35 yard attempt gave Calgary a 15 to 6 lead heading into the locker room. Saskatchewan held Calgary scoreless in the third quarter but only managed to put 3 on the board for themselves as McCallum hit from 25 yards out. McCallum continued to put points on the board as attempts from 41 and 52 yards split the uprights to tie the game. With 0:39 on the clock, McLoughlin hit his sixth field goal of the game on a 24 yard attempt. An interception by Matt Finlay two plays later sealed the victory for the Stampeders.
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