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31 - 28 Final - OT
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Ray's TD plunge in OT lifts Eskimos past Lions 31-28

Oct 17, 2010 - 6:09 AM VANCOUVER, British Columbia (CP) - Quarterback Ricky Ray plunged for a one-yard touchdown in overtime to give the Edmonton Eskimos a 31-28 victory over the B.C. Lions on Saturday night.

Edmonton's winning TD came after a B.C. pass interference call on defensive back Stanley Franks, giving Edmonton the ball on the one.

B.C. kicker Sean Whyte had staked the Lions to a 28-25 lead on a 21-yard field goal in OT after forcing the extra session with a 48-yard FG on the final play of the fourth quarter.

It was B.C.'s second straight overtime loss after dropping a 47-35 decision to the Blue Bombers on Monday.

Edmonton moved into a tie with B.C. for third place in the West Division, as both clubs now have 5-10 records with three regular-season games remaining. However, they will not face each other again.

Edmonton took the season series with B.C. 2-1 and, in the event of a tie in the standings, will be awarded third place in the West over the Lions.

The Eskimos posted their third win in four games while atoning for a humiliating 36-11 loss to Hamilton last weekend. The Eskimos also improved their chances of playing a cross-over playoff game against an East Division opponent, if necessary, as they moved within four points of the struggling Toronto Argonauts.

Ray also threw for a touchdown and ran for over 100 yards as the Eskimos lost two key receivers to injuries.

The game got off to a bad start for the Lions as they lost J.R. LaRose to an apparent leg injury on the opening kick-off. He was taken off the field on a golf cart.

Things didn't go well on the Lions' first series either as T.J. Hill sacked quarterback Travis Lulay, who replaced recently released Casey Printers, to end a B.C. drive after the quarterback had completed his first two passes.

Ray then proceeded to march the Eskimos into scoring range, faking a hand-off and romping 45 yards before hitting Fred Stamps with a 26-yard pass. That catch put Stamps over 1,000 receiving yards on the season.

Two plays later, Ray found Stamps again for a nine-yard touchdown pass.

But the Lions got a break on the ensuing kick-off as returner Tristan Jackson fumbled and Jason Arakgi recovered, giving B.C. the ball on the Edmonton 30. Lulay took the Lions to the Edmonton one, then backup Jarious Jackson came in and pitched out to Yonus Davis who scampered into the end zone.

Whyte booted the convert to create a 7-7 tie.

Edmonton kicker Derek Schiavone, playing his first game of the season following Noel Prefontaine's recent trade to Toronto, booted a 40-yard field goal to put the Eskimos ahead 10-7 early in the second.

But Lulay quickly guided the Lions on a nine-play, 74-yard scoring drive, which culminated in a five-yard touchdown pass to rookie receiver Stephen Black.

Shortly after the touchdown, Edmonton lost receiver Kamau Petersen as B.C. defensive back Anthony Reddick sent him head over heels after a catch.

A few minutes later, the Eskimos lost another receiver.

Just when the Eskimos were threatening to score, B.C. defensive back David Hyland nailed Kelly Campbell as he was attempting to make a catch at the B.C. 25-yard line. Korey Banks intercepted and returned the ball to midfield, but the Lions could only manage a Whyte 53-yard punt single.

But Schiavone booted a 45-yard field goal on the final play of the second quarter to reduce the Lions' lead to 15-13 at half-time.

On the Eskimos' opening drive of the third quarter, Ray surpassed the 100-yard rushing mark as he ran for 20 yards on three plays, setting up a one-yard Mathieu Bertrand touchdown run that staked the Eskimos to a 20-15 lead.

Early in the final quarter, Whyte conceded a safety in the end zone to put Edmonton up 22-15.

Ray later guided the Eskimos 73 yards - on 12 straight running plays - to set up a 17-yard Schiavone field goal that gave Edmonton a 25-15 advantage.

With three minutes left, Lulay went to work as he completed a series of passes, including a pair to Geroy Simon, and ran for 16 yards himself to move the Lions to the Edmonton one. Jackson came in again and handed off to Robertson for a touchdown, reducing B.C.'s deficit to 25-22.

NOTES: Lions defensive end Brent Johnson played in his 165th consecutive game. He has not missed a game in 10 seasons ... B.C. receiver Simon extended his reception streak to 139 games. He is three contests away from surpassing former Defensive lineman Etienne Legare, acquired from Toronto in the Prefontaine trade, played his first game for Edmonton. ... Petersen came out of the dressing room in street clothes in the second half sporting crutches and a walking boot on his left leg.








  • CFL
    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH
    --- --- --- ---
    EDMONTON 7 6 7 5
    BC 7 8 0 10
    OT TOTAL
    --- -----
    EDMONTON 6 31
    BC 3 28 FINAL IN OT
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: EDM - TD, FRED STAMPS 9 YD PASS FROM RICKY RAY
    (DEREK SCHIAVONE K

    Oct 17 1:27 AM


  • CFL
    TD EDM
    RICKY RAY 1 YD RUN
    (PAT FAILED)
    EDMONTON 31
    BC 28 1ST OT

    Eskimos 31, Lions 28  End of OTOct 17 1:27 AM


  • CFL
    FG BCL
    SEAN WHYTE 17 YD
    EDMONTON 25
    BC 28 1ST OT

    Eskimos 25, Lions 28  End of OTOct 17 1:22 AM


  • CFL
    END, 4TH QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 7 6 7 5 25
    BC 7 8 0 10 25 GOING INTO OVERTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: EDM - TD, FRED STAMPS 9 YD PASS FROM RICKY RAY
    (DEREK SCHIAVONE KICK), 6:41. EDMONTON 7-0
    BCL - TD, YONUS DAVIS 1 YD RUN (SEAN WHYTE
    KICK), 11:18. BC 7-7
    2ND QUARTER: EDM - FG, D

    Oct 17 1:12 AM


  • CFL
    FG BCL
    SEAN WHYTE 48 YD
    EDMONTON 25
    BC 25 0:03 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eskimos 25, Lions 25  4th - 0:03Oct 17 1:12 AM
  • 150
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 36 roots (Close Finish, Overtime)

    Eskimos 25, Lions 25  End of Reg.Oct 17 1:12 AM


  • CFL
    TD BCL
    JAMAL ROBERTSON 1 YD RUN
    (SEAN WHYTE KICK)
    EDMONTON 25
    BC 22 1:26 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eskimos 25, Lions 22  4th - 1:26Oct 17 1:02 AM
  • 114
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 114 roots (Close Finish)

    Eskimos 25, Lions 22  4th - 1:26Oct 17 1:02 AM


  • CFL
    FG EDM
    DEREK SCHIAVONE 17 YD
    EDMONTON 25
    BC 15 4:52 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eskimos 25, Lions 15  4th - 4:52Oct 17 12:47 AM


  • CFL
    SAFETY EDM
    BALL THROUGH END ZONE
    EDMONTON 22
    BC 15 14:08 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eskimos 22, Lions 15  4th - 14:08Oct 17 12:27 AM


  • CFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 7 6 7 20
    BC 7 8 0 15 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: EDM - TD, FRED STAMPS 9 YD PASS FROM RICKY RAY
    (DEREK SCHIAVONE KICK), 6:41. EDMONTON 7-0
    BCL - TD, YONUS DAVIS 1 YD RUN (SEAN WHYTE
    KICK), 11:18. BC 7-7
    2ND QUARTER: EDM - FG, DEREK SC

    Oct 17 12:22 AM


  • CFL
    TD EDM
    MATHIEU BERTRAND 1 YD RUN
    (DEREK SCHIAVONE KICK)
    EDMONTON 20
    BC 15 9:03 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Eskimos 20, Lions 15  3rd - 9:03Oct 17 12:02 AM


  • CFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 7 6 13
    BC 7 8 15 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: EDM - TD, FRED STAMPS 9 YD PASS FROM RICKY RAY
    (DEREK SCHIAVONE KICK), 6:41. EDMONTON 7-0
    BCL - TD, YONUS DAVIS 1 YD RUN (SEAN WHYTE
    KICK), 11:18. BC 7-7
    2ND QUARTER: EDM - FG, DEREK SCHIAV

    Oct 16 11:52 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE BCL
    SEAN WHYTE 53 YD OFF A PUNT
    EDMONTON 13
    BC 15 0:42 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 13, Lions 15  2nd - 0:42Oct 16 11:42 PM


  • CFL
    FG EDM
    DEREK SCHIAVONE 45 YD
    EDMONTON 13
    BC 14 0:05 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 13, Lions 14  2nd - 0:05Oct 16 11:37 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE BCL
    SEAN WHYTE 53 YD OFF A PUNT
    EDMONTON 13
    BC 15 0:42 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 13, Lions 15  2nd - 0:42Oct 16 11:37 PM


  • CFL
    TD BCL
    STEVEN BLACK 6 YD PASS FROM TRAVIS LULAY
    (SEAN WHYTE KICK)
    EDMONTON 10
    BC 14 7:08 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 10, Lions 14  2nd - 7:08Oct 16 11:12 PM


  • CFL
    FG EDM
    DEREK SCHIAVONE 45 YD
    EDMONTON 10
    BC 7 11:47 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eskimos 10, Lions 7  2nd - 11:47Oct 16 10:57 PM


  • CFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 7 7
    BC 7 7 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: EDM - TD, FRED STAMPS 9 YD PASS FROM RICKY RAY
    (DEREK SCHIAVONE KICK), 6:41. EDMONTON 7-0
    BCL - TD, YONUS DAVIS 1 YD RUN (SEAN WHYTE
    KICK), 11:18. BC 7-7

    Oct 16 10:52 PM


  • CFL
    TD BCL
    YONUS DAVIS 1 YD RUN
    (SEAN WHYTE KICK)
    EDMONTON 7
    BC 7 3:13 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Eskimos 7, Lions 7  1st - 3:13Oct 16 10:42 PM


  • CFL
    TD EDM
    FRED STAMPS 9 YD PASS FROM RICKY RAY
    (DEREK SCHIAVONE KICK)
    EDMONTON 7
    BC 0 7:53 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Eskimos 7, Lions 0  1st - 7:53Oct 16 10:32 PM