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Stampeders rout Alberta rival Eskimos 56-15

Aug 16, 2010 - 1:15 PM CALGARY (CP) - Knowing they'll face Edmonton twice more this season, the Calgary Stampeders chose their words carefully in the wake of their 56-15 romp over the Eskimos on Sunday.

Henry Burris threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns as the Stampeders easily won this season's first instalment of the CFL's Battle of Alberta and laid their worst licking on the Eskimos ever.

Calgary is off to its best start in a decade with a 6-1 record, putting the Stamps atop the CFL at the end of Week 7. They still took great pains to show some humility after the lopsided win.

"We have to humbly take this win because we have to see them twice for the Labour Classic and the rematch," Calgary running back Joffrey Reynolds said. "With the score the way it is, you can best believe when they come back here for Labour Day, they don't want that to happen again."

Both Calgary and Edmonton are heading into their bye weeks, but are in completely different mindsets entering the break.

The Stampeders can spend it revelling in their four-game winning streak. The break couldn't come fast enough for Edmonton, who lost starting quarterback Ricky Ray to a sternum injury in the second quarter.

Edmonton is tied with the B.C. Lions at 1-6 in the bottom of the league.

"I think it was pitiful our performance today," head coach Richie Hall said. "It's pretty pitiful regarding our performance over the first third of the season."

Burris completed 21 of 29 pass attempts, while receiver Nik Lewis caught a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to bring his season total up to five.

Burris's backup Drew Tate, Joffrey Reynolds, Arjei Franklin, Dwight Anderson and Romby Bryant also scored touchdowns for Calgary in front of 30,242 at McMahon Stadium. Rob Maver kicked a 33-yard field goal.

Tate was inserted late in the fourth quarter and threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to Bryant.

Lewis, who extended his record of consecutive games with a reception to 112, compiled 117 yards on five receptions. With 79 rushing yards on 14 carries, Reynolds moved past Tracy Ham into 10th on the CFL's all-time rushing list to 8,063 yards.

"We're showing we're a better team than everybody gave us credit for, but at the same time, we've still got a long way to go," declared Lewis.

"It makes it real motivating when you can go out and win games like this, but you've got to humble in defeat and humble when you win."

Kelly Campbell and Jason Barnes scored Edmonton's touchdowns, but it was a miserable night for the Esks from start to finish.

The Stampeders were already up 18-1 when a running Ray was tackled hard by Calgary's Robert McCune. Ray completed two passes before leaving the game.

"The doctors did look (at it)," Ray said following the game. "I tried to throw on ball and it was pretty painful and I just couldn't really get anything on it. We'll find out more tomorrow."

Back-ups Jared Zabransky and Jason Maas couldn't turn the tide for Edmonton. Zabransky had the Esks into scoring position from the 25-yard line with less than a minute to play in the first half, but he was picked off by Anderson, who ran the ball 89 yards back for a touchdown.

Zabransky completed nine of 15 pass attempts for 120 yards. He threw a touchdown pass and was intercepted once. Maas was 5-for-8 for 62 yards and also gave up an interception.

The game got ugly in the fourth quarter as players from both sides pushed, shoved and punched each other on Calgary's side of the field. Esks receiver Tremayne Kirkland was tossed from the game for throwing a punch. Stampeder defensive tackle Miguel Robede was later ejected for roughness.

"You try and control it during the game, which is hard to do," Calgary head coach and general manager John Hufnagel said. "It will be discussed when we reconvene after the break.

"I do not want unnecessary roughness penalties. I do not want disqualifications. That's not what we're about."

Calgary last went 6-1 during the 2000 CFL season.

"This team reminds me of some of the teams we've had in the past that have had success here in Calgary," Burris said. "The fact we came here and got the job done against a Western opponent that we're going to see two more times in the next couple weeks, it's going to be a statement."

Tate was inserted to finish a long drive at 13:24 of the second quarter and make it 25-8 for the hosts. Calgary's offensive line cleared the road for Drew to scramble the one yard into the end zone.

All three Eskimo quarterbacks were in on Edmonton's scoring drive at 8:31 of the second quarter. When Ray left the game following the McCune tackle, Maas connected with Barnes on a 29-yard pass. Zabransky then finished with a 28-yarder to Barnes again for the touchdown.

Franklin scored his first touchdown in a Stampeder uniform since his trade from Winnipeg midway through last season. He hauled in a 17-yard pass from Burris and managed to hang onto the ball despite a crushing hit from Edmonton's Maurice Lloyd just inside the goal-line at 3:41.

Notes: Sunday's game marked 50th anniversary of the first CFL game played at McMahon Stadium. The Stampeders sported retro uniforms, including grey pants with red stripes . . . The first game played at McMahon Stadium was Aug. 15, 1960 when Calgary lost 38-23 to Winnipeg . . . The Stampeders are 17-4-1 at home under Hufnagel.






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    Eskimos 15, Stampeders 56  FinalAug 16 3:56 AM
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    Eskimos 15, Stampeders 56  FinalAug 16 12:59 AM


  • CFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 1 7 7 0 15
    CALGARY 11 21 1 23 56 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CGY - TD, JOFFREY REYNOLDS 27 YD PASS FROM HENRY
    BURRIS (ROB MAVER KICK), 1:45. CALGARY 7-0
    CGY - FG, ROB MAVER 33 YD, 5:01. CALGARY 10-0
    EDM - SINGLE, NOEL PREFONTAINE 59 YD OFF A PUNT,
    9:04.

    Aug 15 11:15 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    ROMBY BRYANT 7 YD PASS FROM DREW TATE
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    EDMONTON 15
    CALGARY 56 3:05 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eskimos 15, Stampeders 56  4th - 3:05Aug 15 11:10 PM


  • CFL
    SAFETY CGY
    BALL THROUGH END ZONE
    EDMONTON 15
    CALGARY 50 8:14 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eskimos 15, Stampeders 50  4th - 8:14Aug 15 11:05 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    ARJEI FRANKLIN 17 YD PASS FROM HENRY BURRIS
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    EDMONTON 15
    CALGARY 48 11:20 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 15, Stampeders 48  2nd - 11:20Aug 15 11:05 PM


  • CFL
    FG CGY
    ROB MAVER 33 YD
    EDMONTON 15
    CALGARY 41 9:59 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Eskimos 15, Stampeders 41  1st - 9:59Aug 15 11:00 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE CGY
    BURKE DALES 68 YD OFF A PUNT
    EDMONTON 15
    CALGARY 38 1:03 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Eskimos 15, Stampeders 38  1st - 1:03Aug 15 10:55 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE CGY
    ROB MAVER 25 YD OFF A MISSED FIELD GOAL
    EDMONTON 15
    CALGARY 37 5:18 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Eskimos 15, Stampeders 37  3rd - 5:18Aug 15 10:50 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    JOFFREY REYNOLDS 27 YD PASS FROM HENRY BURRIS
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    EDMONTON 15
    CALGARY 36 12:38 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Eskimos 15, Stampeders 36  1st - 12:38Aug 15 10:50 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    NIKOLAS LEWIS 9 YD PASS FROM HENRY BURRIS
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    EDMONTON 15
    CALGARY 29 9:34 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eskimos 15, Stampeders 29  4th - 9:34Aug 15 10:45 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    NIKOLAS LEWIS 8 YD PASS FROM HENRY BURRIS
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    EDMONTON 15
    CALGARY 30 13:55 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eskimos 15, Stampeders 30  4th - 13:55Aug 15 10:40 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE CGY
    ROB MAVER 25 YD OFF A MISSED FIELD GOAL
    EDMONTON 15
    CALGARY 23 14:16 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Eskimos 15, Stampeders 23  3rd - 14:16Aug 15 10:40 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    NIKOLAS LEWIS 8 YD PASS FROM HENRY BURRIS
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    EDMONTON 15
    CALGARY 46 13:55 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eskimos 15, Stampeders 46  4th - 13:55Aug 15 10:30 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    NIKOLAS LEWIS 8 YD PASS FROM HENRY BURRIS
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    EDMONTON 15
    CALGARY 39 13:55 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eskimos 15, Stampeders 39  4th - 13:55Aug 15 10:30 PM


  • CFL
    EDMONTON 15
    CALGARY 32 14:44 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eskimos 15, Stampeders 32  4th - 14:44Aug 15 10:25 PM


  • CFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 1 7 7 15
    CALGARY 11 21 0 32 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CGY - TD, JOFFREY REYNOLDS 27 YD RUN (ROB MAVER
    KICK), 1:45. CALGARY 7-0
    CGY - FG, ROB MAVER 33 YD, 5:01. CALGARY 10-0
    EDM - SINGLE, NOEL PREFONTAINE 59 YD OFF A PUNT,
    9:04. CALGARY 10-

    Eskimos 15, Stampeders 33  End of 3rdAug 15 10:25 PM


  • CFL
    TD EDM
    KELLY CAMPBELL 95 YD PUNT RETURN
    (NOEL PREFONTAINE KICK)
    EDMONTON 15
    CALGARY 32 13:42 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Eskimos 15, Stampeders 32  3rd - 13:42Aug 15 9:55 PM


  • CFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 1 7 8
    CALGARY 11 21 32 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CGY - TD, JOFFREY REYNOLDS 27 YD RUN (ROB MAVER
    KICK), 1:45. CALGARY 7-0
    CGY - FG, ROB MAVER 33 YD, 5:01. CALGARY 10-0
    EDM - SINGLE, NOEL PREFONTAINE 59 YD OFF A PUNT,
    9:04. CALGARY 10-1
    CG

    Aug 15 9:45 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    DWIGHT ANDERSON 89 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    EDMONTON 8
    CALGARY 32 0:19 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 8, Stampeders 32  2nd - 0:19Aug 15 9:30 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    DREW TATE 1 YD RUN
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    EDMONTON 8
    CALGARY 25 1:36 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 8, Stampeders 25  2nd - 1:36Aug 15 9:20 PM


  • CFL
    TD EDM
    JASON BARNES 28 YD PASS FROM JARED ZABRANSKY
    (NOEL PREFONTAINE KICK)
    EDMONTON 8
    CALGARY 18 6:29 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 8, Stampeders 18  2nd - 6:29Aug 15 9:05 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    ARJEI FRANKLIN 17 YD PASS FROM HENRY BURRIS
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    EDMONTON 1
    CALGARY 18 11:43 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 1, Stampeders 18  2nd - 11:43Aug 15 8:55 PM


  • CFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 1 1
    CALGARY 11 11 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CGY - TD, JOFFREY REYNOLDS 27 YD RUN (ROB MAVER
    KICK), 1:45. CALGARY 7-0
    CGY - FG, ROB MAVER 33 YD, 5:01. CALGARY 10-0
    EDM - SINGLE, NOEL PREFONTAINE 59 YD OFF A PUNT,
    9:04. CALGARY 10-

    Aug 15 8:45 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE CGY
    BURKE DALES 68 YD OFF A PUNT
    EDMONTON 1
    CALGARY 11 1:03 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Eskimos 1, Stampeders 11  1st - 1:03Aug 15 8:45 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE EDM
    NOEL PREFONTAINE 59 YD OFF A PUNT
    EDMONTON 1
    CALGARY 10 5:56 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Eskimos 1, Stampeders 10  1st - 5:56Aug 15 8:40 PM


  • CFL
    FG CGY
    ROB MAVER 33 YD
    EDMONTON 0
    CALGARY 10 9:59 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Eskimos 0, Stampeders 10  1st - 9:59Aug 15 8:30 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    JOFFREY REYNOLDS 27 YD RUN
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    EDMONTON 0
    CALGARY 7 12:38 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Eskimos 0, Stampeders 7  1st - 12:38Aug 15 8:20 PM