The BC Lions showed their strength, bouncing back from a previous defeat with a convincing 37-9 win over the Calgary Stampeders at BC Place. This game was not a close affair as BC’s offense and defense were too powerful for Calgary, controlling the game from start to finish. Let’s delve into the details of the game that impact both the CFL scores and CFL standings.
The BC Lions’ offense was on fire, with QB Vernon Adams Jr. leading the charge. Returning to the lineup, Adams Jr. completed 23 of 32 passes for 322 yards, throwing four touchdowns and only one interception. Keon Hatcher was the standout receiver, hauling in 9 catches for 170 yards and a score.
The running game was consistent, with Taquan Mizzell rushing for 42 yards and contributing a touchdown through the air. The offensive line gave Adams Jr. ample time, and the result was a commanding offensive display.
Defensively, the Lions were as impressive, with linebacker Bo Lokombo leading the team with 8 tackles and a pass defended. The defensive line, with players like Amir Siddiqi registering sacks, pressured Calgary’s QB all night, and the secondary held firm, with Garry Peters snagging an interception.
For the Stampeders, it was a night to forget. QB Jake Maier struggled mightily, completing only 17 of 31 passes for 131 yards with no touchdowns. The running game was equally stifled, with Ka’Deem Carey’s 44 yards on seven carries being the highlight.
Receiving options were limited, with Marken Michel, Reggie Begelton, and Tre Odoms-Dukes combining for just 99 yards. The offense failed to score a major and was held in check by BC’s defense throughout the game.
Calgary’s defense tried to hold its ground but was often caught on the back foot. Cornerback Tre Roberson had 7 tackles, and Micah Awe added an interception, but the defensive unit failed to apply consistent pressure on Adams Jr., leading to several big plays for the Lions.
The BC Lions have solidified their position at the top of the West Division, improving to 7-2, while the Calgary Stampeders remain in fourth place with a 3-6 record. This game showcases the gulf in class between the two teams and sets up an exciting next round of CFL action.
Calgary will need to regroup and find answers before hosting the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, while the Lions will be gearing up for a road game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. With this win, the BC Lions have sent a strong message to the rest of the CFL, and fans can look forward to more thrilling football in the weeks ahead.
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