The Calgary Stampeders made the short trip north to Edmonton this week to take on the Eskimos in a rematch of last weeks Labour Day Classic game. Calgary won that contest by a 26-8 score and the Eskimos were looking for payback in front of the 50,856 Edmonton faithful in Commonwealth Stadium. The Eskimos got off to the start they wanted when K Sean Fleming’s 22-yard FG sailed through the uprights pacing the Esks to a 3-point advantage at 7:15 of the first quarter. In the second stanza of play, Fleming added another FG at 1:42 from 35 yards out to double Edmonton’s lead. QB David Archer added to Edmonton’s advantage at 3:38 by sneaking into the end zone from 1-yard out. Fleming’s convert was good making the score 13-0 for the green and gold. At 13:51 Calgary got on the score board when Fleming was forced to concede a two-point safety while attempting to punt. K Mark McLoughlin chipped in a 25-yard FG for the Calgary cause to make the score 13-5 for Edmonton at the half. In the third quarter, Edmonton re-established their commanding lead when RB CJ Williams hauled in a 40-yard pass from Archer at 8:19. Fleming’s convert was good. At 13:50 McLoughlin hoofed his second FG of the night from from 53 yards out, but it hooked wide scoring a single point to make the score 20-6 at the conclusion of the quarter. It did not take long for Calgary to score in the final stanza as QB Jeff Garcia scrambled into the end zone from the 18-yard line just 12 seconds into play for the Stampeders first major of the night. McLoughlin’s convert cut Edmonton’s lead to 7 points. Edmonton bumped that cushion to 10 points at 2:59 when Fleming nailed his third FG of the night from 16 yards out. Calgary, however, continued to move the ball at will in the second half resulting in RB Kelvin Anderson’s 3-yard TD at 5:27. This was followed by SB Vince Danielsen’s 3-yard TD reception at 12:53. McLoughlin was good on both convert attempts giving Calgary their first lead of the game. McLoughlin completed Calgary’s thrilling come-from-behind victory by nailing a 44-yard FG to make the final from Commonwealth Stadium, Calgary 30, Edmonton 23. The win marked a rare sweep in this traditional home and home series and entrenches Calgary into first place in the West Division with an 8-3 record.
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