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Burris leads Stampeders to 36-20 win over Eskimos

Sep 11, 2010 - 4:31 AM EDMONTON (CP) - Henry Burris ran for two touchdowns and passed for a pair of others as the Calgary Stampeders continued their domination over Edmonton this season, defeating the Eskimos 36-20 on Friday night.

It was the seventh consecutive win and third straight this season over Edmonton for the Stampeders, who improved to 9-1 and moved six points ahead of second-place Saskatchewan in the CFL West.

Edmonton dropped to 2-8 on the season, in a tie for last in the West with B.C.

Calgary got on the board first on its opening drive as Henry Burris passed 37 yards to a wide-open Arjei Franklin down to the Edmonton 16, leading to a 23-yard field goal from Rob Maver.

The Stampeders were pressing again with four minutes left in the opening frame when Eskimo Chris Thompson stepped in front of a Burris pass and took his sixth interception of the season 84 yards back for a touchdown and a 7-3 Edmonton lead.

Calgary regained the lead early in the second quarter after a long drive, finished off by an eight-yard passing TD from Burris to Rob Cote.

But Edmonton quickly responded when just over a minute later newcomer Marco Mitchell made an impressive debut, outworking defender Brandon Browner to reel in a long bomb from quarterback Ricky Ray for a 69-yard TD.

Calgary twice lined up for long field goal attempts by Maver but both missed and were brought out of the end zone.

Edmonton conceded a safety for field position late in the second but the move didn't pay off as Calgary marched down the field and scored with 26 seconds left on an eight-yard QB keeper by Burris to give the Stamps a 19-14 lead.

But Edmonton cut the lead to 19-17 on the final play before the half as Noel Prefontaine kicked a massive career-best 57-yard field goal, two yards shy of a team record.

Calgary's offence continued to march confidently downfield to start the third quarter, adding a three-yard TD run by Burris to go up by nine.

Calgary added another safety midway through the third as Juwan Simpson sacked Ray in the end zone.

The Stamps made it 35-17 late in the third after yet another long drive ending when Burris passed six yard into the end zone to Nik Lewis.

Edmonton started off the fourth with a field goal, followed by a Calgary punt single.

The Eskimos looked like they might have a chance to get back into the game with five minutes to go when it appeared that Tristan Jackson had run a missed field goal all the way back. But the play was called back on a hitting from behind call to Maurice Lloyd.

The Stampeders visit Saskatchewan next Friday while Edmonton plays next Sunday in Montreal.

Notes: Calgary has won the last six meetings with Edmonton, defeating them by a combined score of 108-20 in their two previous meetings this season. . . In Monday's 52-5 Labour Day loss to the Stamps, the Eskimos wound up with more turnovers (six) than rushing yards (five). . . Calgary's victory earlier in the week was the third game in a row the Stamps posted more than 40 points, the first time they had done so since 1998. . . The Eskimos had a number of new faces in the lineup including offensive lineman Kelly Bates, wide receiver Marko Mitchell and running back Brad Lester, who came in as the starter in his first ever CFL game. A pair of key layers also returned from injuries; running back Calvin McCarty and returner Tristan Jackson. . . Calgary had largely the same lineup as they fielded the previous game. . . Stampeder running back Joffrey Reynolds easily got the 51 yards he needed to pass Kelvin Anderson on the team's all-time career rushing list. . . Calgary entered the match with a league-leading plus-9 turnover ration while Edmonton was last at minus-17. . . The 35,349 in attendance was the worst crowd for a Labour Day rematch in the 22-year history of the home-and-home series between the two Alberta teams. The previous lowest crowd count at Commonwealth was 40,729.








  • CFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CALGARY 3 16 16 1 36
    EDMONTON 7 10 0 3 20 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CGY - FG, ROB MAVER 23 YD, 3:55. CALGARY 3-0
    EDM - TD, CHRIS THOMPSON 84 YD INTERCEPTION
    RETURN (NOEL PREFONTAINE KICK), 10:40. EDMONTON
    7-3
    2ND QUARTER: CGY - TD, ROB COTE 8 YD PASS FROM HENR

    Sep 11 12:02 AM


  • CFL
    SINGLE CGY
    45 YD OFF A PUNT
    CALGARY 36
    EDMONTON 20 10:10 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Stampeders 36, Eskimos 20  3rd - 10:10Sep 10 11:37 PM


  • CFL
    FG EDM
    NOEL PREFONTAINE 36 YD
    CALGARY 35
    EDMONTON 20 14:05 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Stampeders 35, Eskimos 20  4th - 14:05Sep 10 11:32 PM


  • CFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CALGARY 3 16 16 35
    EDMONTON 7 10 0 17 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CGY - FG, ROB MAVER 23 YD, 3:55. CALGARY 3-0
    EDM - TD, CHRIS THOMPSON 84 YD INTERCEPTION
    RETURN (NOEL PREFONTAINE KICK), 10:40. EDMONTON
    7-3
    2ND QUARTER: CGY - TD, ROB COTE 8 YD PASS FR

    Sep 10 11:27 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    NIKOLAS LEWIS 6 YD PASS FROM HENRY BURRIS
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    CALGARY 35
    EDMONTON 17 2:47 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Stampeders 35, Eskimos 17  3rd - 2:47Sep 10 11:22 PM


  • CFL
    SAFETY CGY
    JUWAN SIMPSON RAN OUT OF END ZONE
    CALGARY 28
    EDMONTON 17 7:46 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Stampeders 28, Eskimos 17  3rd - 7:46Sep 10 11:12 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    HENRY BURRIS 3 YD RUN
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    CALGARY 26
    EDMONTON 17 11:16 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Stampeders 26, Eskimos 17  3rd - 11:16Sep 10 10:57 PM


  • CFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CALGARY 3 16 19
    EDMONTON 7 10 17 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CGY - FG, ROB MAVER 23 YD, 3:55. CALGARY 3-0
    EDM - TD, CHRIS THOMPSON 84 YD INTERCEPTION
    RETURN (NOEL PREFONTAINE KICK), 10:40. EDMONTON
    7-3
    2ND QUARTER: CGY - TD, ROB COTE 8 YD PASS FROM H

    Sep 10 10:52 PM


  • CFL
    FG EDM
    NOEL PREFONTAINE 57 YD
    CALGARY 19
    EDMONTON 17 0:01 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Stampeders 19, Eskimos 17  2nd - 0:01Sep 10 10:37 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    HENRY BURRIS 8 YD RUN
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    CALGARY 19
    EDMONTON 14 0:25 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Stampeders 19, Eskimos 14  2nd - 0:25Sep 10 10:32 PM


  • CFL
    SAFETY CGY
    BALL THROUGH END ZONE
    CALGARY 12
    EDMONTON 14 1:48 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Stampeders 12, Eskimos 14  2nd - 1:48Sep 10 10:22 PM


  • CFL
    TD EDM
    MARKO MITCHELL 69 YD PASS FROM RICKY RAY
    (NOEL PREFONTAINE KICK)
    CALGARY 10
    EDMONTON 14 12:05 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Stampeders 10, Eskimos 14  2nd - 12:05Sep 10 9:57 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    ROB COTE 8 YD PASS FROM HENRY BURRIS
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    CALGARY 10
    EDMONTON 7 13:27 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Stampeders 10, Eskimos 7  2nd - 13:27Sep 10 9:52 PM


  • CFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CALGARY 3 3
    EDMONTON 7 7 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CGY - FG, ROB MAVER 23 YD, 3:55. CALGARY 3-0
    EDM - TD, CHRIS THOMPSON 84 YD INTERCEPTION
    RETURN (NOEL PREFONTAINE KICK), 10:40. EDMONTON
    7-3

    Sep 10 9:47 PM


  • CFL
    TD EDM
    CHRIS THOMPSON 84 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (NOEL PREFONTAINE KICK)
    CALGARY 3
    EDMONTON 7 3:38 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Stampeders 3, Eskimos 7  1st - 3:38Sep 10 9:37 PM


  • CFL
    FG CGY
    ROB MAVER 23 YD
    CALGARY 3
    EDMONTON 0 10:51 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Stampeders 3, Eskimos 0  1st - 10:51Sep 10 9:17 PM