- Calgary Stampeders dominate BC Lions with a resounding 41-16 victory, keeping playoff hopes alive.
- Jake Maier and Reggie Begelton connect for a crucial touchdown, while Tommy Stevens and Peyton Logan make significant contributions on the ground.
- Defensive trio of Kobe Williams, Nick Statz, and Cameron Judge create turnovers, stifling the Lions’ offensive efforts.
In a decisive show of strength and strategy, the Calgary Stampeders trampled the BC Lions with a notable score of 41-16. This victory at BC Place not only showcased the Stampeders’ offensive and defensive prowess but also kept their playoff aspirations well within reach. The Stampeders’ fate now hinges on the upcoming matches, particularly eyeing the outcomes of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ games. The CFL scores from this game decidedly tilt the scales in favor of Calgary as they inch closer to a playoff berth.
Calgary Stampeders Performance
The Stampeders set the tone early, establishing a strong 17-0 lead in the first half, with QB Jake Maier orchestrating a couple of touchdown passes to WR Luther Hakunavanhu and WR Reggie Begelton. Back-up QB Tommy Stevens also made his presence felt with two rushing touchdowns. The offensive line was further bolstered by RB Peyton Logan, who dashed through the Lions’ defense for a 39-yard touchdown in the final quarter, cementing the victory for Coach Dave Dickenson’s squad.
- Jake Maier (QB): Completed 10 of 21 passes for 123 yards, 2 TDs.
- Ka’Deem Carey (RB): Rushed 15 times for 88 yards, Caught 3 passes for 26 yards.
- Peyton Logan (RB): 8 rushes for 105 yards, 1 TD.
- Reggie Begelton (WR): 4 receptions for 66 yards, 1 TD.
- Cameron Judge (LB): 6 tackles, 1 INT, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery.
- Kobe Williams (CB): 1 INT, 1 tackle.
- Nick Statz (CB): 1 INT.
BC Lions Breakdown
On the flip side, the BC Lions struggled to find their footing. Starting QB Vernon Adams Jr. was held in check by the Stampeders’ defense, and his replacement, Dane Evans, found some rhythm in the latter half, but couldn’t overcome the deficit. RB JaQuan Hardy and WR Jevon Cottoy provided some relief with a touchdown each, but it wasn’t enough to threaten Calgary’s lead. The lone shining light came from defensive lineman Mathieu Betts, who set a new CFL record for sacks by a National player.
- Dane Evans (QB): Completed 14 of 20 passes for 125 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs.
- JaQuan Hardy (RB): 11 rushes for 41 yards, 1 TD.
- Jevon Cottoy (WR): 5 receptions for 64 yards, 1 TD.
- Mathieu Betts (DT): Registered his 18th sack of the season, setting a new record.
- Bo Lokombo (LB): Contributed with a couple of tackles.
With this victory, Calgary’s CFL standings improve, while BC will have to regroup and prepare for the playoff battle ahead. The Stampeders now look forward to their critical encounter with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on October 27, at McMahon Stadium, which may further clarify the playoff picture in the West Division.
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