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Calgary Stampeders 39-31 in Friday Night Showdown

In a high-flying, offense-loaded clash, the Toronto Argonauts emerged victorious over the Calgary Stampeders with a 39-31 win on Friday night at BMO Field. Chad Kelly led the Argonauts with 361 passing yards and three touchdowns, while Jake Maier of the Stampeders threw for an impressive 387 yards and four touchdowns. The result further solidifies Toronto’s top spot in the East Division and adds another loss to Calgary’s struggling season.



Toronto Argonauts: Offense and Defense Breakdown


  • Chad Kelly (QB): 20/31, 361 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT
  • AJ Ouellette (RB): 13 ATT, 82 YDS
  • Damonte Coxie (WR): 3 REC, 102 YDS, 1 TD

Kelly and his receiving corps, led by Damonte Coxie, ensured that the Argonauts stayed ahead in the offensive duel. With the CFL standings in mind, this win boosts Toronto to an 8-1 record.


  • Wynton McManis (LB): 4 DT, 0 ST
  • Folarin Orimolade (DT): 4 DT, 0 ST, 3 QS

Orimolade’s quarterback sacks were a significant part of holding off Calgary’s potent offense, keeping the CFL scores in Toronto’s favor.

Calgary Stampeders: Offense and Defense Breakdown


  • Jake Maier (QB): 25/42, 387 YDS, 4 TD, 0 INT
  • Dedrick Mills (RB): 8 ATT, 46 YDS
  • Reggie Begelton (WR): 9 REC, 203 YDS, 2 TD

Jake Maier’s performance, especially his connection with Begelton, kept the Stampeders in the game, but it wasn’t enough to pull off a win, leaving them at 3-8 in the West Division of the CFL standings.


  • Tre Roberson (CB): 3 DT, 0 ST
  • Micah Awe (LB): 6 DT, 0 ST

Calgary’s defense struggled throughout the game, failing to put consistent pressure on Kelly and unable to secure any interceptions.

Game Highlights

The first half was a rollercoaster, with both teams combining for 45 points and multiple lead changes. Toronto’s AJ Ouellette and Calgary’s Dedrick Mills led the rushing attacks, but it was the quarterbacks who stole the show.

Chad Kelly and Jake Maier exchanged deep balls and touchdowns, keeping fans on the edge of their seats. However, it was Javon Leake’s 86-yard punt return touchdown in the fourth quarter that sealed the win for Toronto.

Final Thoughts

With the Argonauts solidifying their place atop the East Division and the Stampeders struggling to climb in the West, both teams have much to contemplate as they navigate the remainder of the season. As the CFL scores continue to roll in week by week, Toronto’s offensive might and Calgary’s struggles become more apparent.

For those keeping an eye on the CFL standings, Toronto’s next game could further extend their lead, while Calgary needs a significant turnaround to make any postseason impact. Both teams have shown they can put up points, but as Friday’s game demonstrated, it’s about more than just putting up big numbers.

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