- The Stampeders rally back from a 13-point deficit to keep playoff hopes alive.
- Jake Maier throws for 184 yards and one touchdown to spearhead Calgary’s comeback.
- A game-changing pick-six by linebacker Cameron Judge tilts the momentum in Calgary’s favor.
The Calgary Stampeders clawed their way back from a 13-0 hole to secure a 26-19 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders at McMahon Stadium on Friday night. Quarterback Jake Maier completed 17 of 29 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown, proving instrumental in the comeback. The win elevates the Stamps’ CFL standings, bringing them within two points of the Riders in the West Division.
Offense: The Roughriders had a strong start but couldn’t maintain their momentum. Quarterback Jake Dolegala threw 23 for 33, accumulating 272 yards but was marred by an interception. Running back Jamal Morrow was a highlight, rushing 17 times for 86 yards and a touchdown. Receiver Shawn Bane Jr. had a noteworthy performance, securing 7 receptions for 103 yards.
Defense: Saskatchewan’s defense couldn’t contain the late-game surge by Calgary. Micah Teitz and C.J. Reavis both recorded 5 defensive tackles, while Pete Robertson had a sack. However, the defense lacked the impactful plays necessary to seal the game.
Offense: Jake Maier took charge for Calgary, completing 17 of 29 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown. On the ground, Ka’Deem Carey carried the ball 9 times for 32 yards. In the air, Floyd Allen caught 3 passes for 37 yards and a crucial touchdown.
Defense: Linebacker Micah Awe was a force to be reckoned with, posting 13 defensive tackles. The turning point was a pick-six by Cameron Judge, who also contributed 9 tackles. Calgary’s defense stepped up when it mattered the most, allowing the offense to complete the comeback.
Game Highlights and Key Stats
Both teams struggled initially, but it was Saskatchewan that first found a rhythm. Despite this, Calgary’s defense, particularly Branden Dozier and Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund, made key plays that shifted the tempo of the game. Calgary eventually found its groove in the second half, posting 21 points to Saskatchewan’s 6.
Calgary’s late-game heroics showcased their resilience and tenacity. Both teams will certainly be scrutinizing this game’s footage as they make their respective pushes toward the playoffs. With this win, Calgary improves its CFL scores and keeps its postseason aspirations alive. Meanwhile, Saskatchewan will have to go back to the drawing board as they aim to secure a playoff spot in their remaining game.
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