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Bryant has 3 TD catches in Stampeders' 55-24 rout of Tiger-Cats

Oct 30, 2010 - 5:38 AM CALGARY, Alberta (CP) - Romby Bryant had three touchdown catches Friday as the Calgary Stampeders demolished the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 55-24.

It was the Stampeders last home game of the regular season before they host the West Division final Nov. 21. They'll face the winner of the Nov. 14 semifinal between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and either the B.C. Lions or Edmonton Eskimos.

Calgary (12-5) concludes the regular season on the road next Friday in Winnipeg, while Hamilton (9-8) hosts the Lions on Saturday.

Toronto's 37-30 loss to Montreal earlier Friday eliminated any playoff implications for the game at McMahon Stadium with Hamilton clinching second in the East Division by way of the Argo loss.

The Stampeders nailed down first in the West last week. The Ticats will host Toronto in the East semifinal Nov. 14 with the winner heading to Montreal the following week.

Bryant totaled 131 receiving yards while Ken-Yon Rambo added 120 yards of his own to join teammate Nik Lewis with over 1,000 this season. The last time the Stampeders had three receivers with over 1,000 yards in one season was a decade ago with Allen Pitts, Marc Boerigter and Travis Moore.

Cornerback Dwight Anderson ran an interception back 86 yards for a Calgary TD, while Joffrey Reynolds and backup quarterback Drew Tate rushed for touchdowns. Running back Jesse Lumsden got his first carries of the season for Calgary late in the fourth quarter and scored on a 13-yard run with just over a minute left.

Rob Maver made 2-of-3 field-goal attempts in a game played in front of an announced crowd of 27,644.

Marcus Thigpen scored a pair of touchdowns for Hamilton late in the game, including a 112-yard return of Maver's 44-yard miss in the third quarter. Dave Stala caught a touchdown pass and former Stampeder Sandro DeAngelis made his one field-goal attempt.

Hamilton had given up just 17 points and a single touchdown over three straight wins before arriving in Calgary, but the Ticats had no answer Calgary quarterback Henry Burris and his receivers. Calgary finished with 489 passing yards.

Burris completed 19-of-24 pass attempts for 292 yards and three touchdowns. Tate was inserted late in the third quarter with Calgary up by 31 points.

Kevin Glenn was 12-for-23 for 88 yards and one touchdown pass. Backups Adam Trafalis was 5-for-9 and 38 yards, while Quinton Porter made 1-of-2 passes for seven yards.

Calgary had the game well in hand when Hamilton's Thigpen scored his second TD of the half on a 30-yard run at 8:33 of the fourth quarter. Reynolds scored his 50th career touchdown on a one-yard plunge at 5:40.

Bryant, acquired in a trade from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers midway through last season, blew past the 1,000-yard mark with a pair of touchdowns to end the first half and another to start the second.

Hamilton defensive back Bo Smith appeared to injure his knee trying to keep pace with Bryant, who sprinted down the sideline before cutting to the middle for a 43-yard passing play at 5:11 of the third.

Bryant hauled in a six-yard pass with 11 seconds left in the first half. He shook off Hamilton defensive back Ryan Hinds for a 67-yard pass from Burris at 13:09. Calgary led 34-10 at the half.

DeAngelis kicked his first field goal at McMahon since signing with Hamilton in the off-season at 12:52. He was good from 40 yards despite a chorus of boos from the stands.

Tate plunged one yard for a touchdown on a third-and-goal at 3:39. He's scored five Calgary touchdowns when inserted in short-yard situations.

The first quarter ended with Glenn's seven-yard pass to Stala for Hamilton's first touchdown of the game. Glenn's 30th touchdown throw this season is a Ticats' single-season record. Stala celebrated with a double somersault down the slope at the north end of McMahon.

That drive started with Markeith Knowlton's block and subsequent recovery of the ball on Burke Dales punt, which allowed Hamilton to set up from the 29-yard line.

After Maver's 30-yard field goal at 4:34 , Anderson intercepted Glenn and ran the ball 86 yards back for the major at 8:38.

Calgary leads the league with seven defensive touchdowns and is tied for fourth with Edmonton for majors scored off an interception.

Notes: Calgary became the first team in CFL history to have three receivers over 1,000 yards and three players (Joffrey Reynolds, Jon Cornish and Henry Burris) with over 500 rushing yards in a season. ... Hamilton dropped to 4-5 on the road, while Calgary improved to 7-2 at home. ... Hamilton's Arland Bruce, who leads the CFL in receptions, didn't play Friday with what the team called a lower-body injury.






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    Tiger-Cats 24, Stampeders 55  FinalNov 2 11:03 AM


  • CFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    HAMILTON 8 3 6 7 24
    CALGARY 10 24 7 14 55 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CGY - FG, ROB MAVER 30 YD, 4:12. CALGARY 3-0
    CGY - TD, DWIGHT ANDERSON 86 YD FUMBLE RETURN
    (ROB MAVER KICK), 8:07. CALGARY 10-0
    HAM - TD, DAVE STALA 7 YD PASS FROM KEVIN GLENN
    (SANDRO DEANGELI

    Oct 30 1:17 AM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    JESSE LUMSDEN 13 YD RUN
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    HAMILTON 24
    CALGARY 55 1:16 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Tiger-Cats 24, Stampeders 55  4th - 1:16Oct 30 1:17 AM


  • CFL
    TD HAM
    MARCUS THIGPEN 30 YD RUN
    (SANDRO DEANGELIS KICK)
    HAMILTON 24
    CALGARY 48 6:27 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Tiger-Cats 24, Stampeders 48  4th - 6:27Oct 30 12:52 AM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    JOFFREY REYNOLDS 5 YD RUN
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    HAMILTON 17
    CALGARY 48 9:20 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Tiger-Cats 17, Stampeders 48  4th - 9:20Oct 30 12:47 AM


  • CFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    HAMILTON 8 3 6 17
    CALGARY 10 24 7 41 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CGY - FG, ROB MAVER 30 YD, 4:12. CALGARY 3-0
    CGY - TD, DWIGHT ANDERSON 86 YD FUMBLE RETURN
    (ROB MAVER KICK), 8:07. CALGARY 10-0
    HAM - TD, DAVE STALA 7 YD PASS FROM KEVIN GLENN
    (SANDRO D

    Oct 30 12:37 AM


  • CFL
    TD HAM
    MARCUS THIGPEN 112 YD KICKOFF RETURN
    (SANDRO DEANGELIS KICK)
    HAMILTON 17
    CALGARY 41 0:55 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Tiger-Cats 17, Stampeders 41  1st - 0:55Oct 30 12:32 AM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    ROMBY BRYANT 43 YD PASS FROM HENRY BURRIS
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    HAMILTON 10
    CALGARY 41 9:49 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Tiger-Cats 10, Stampeders 41  3rd - 9:49Oct 30 12:12 AM


  • CFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    HAMILTON 7 3 10
    CALGARY 10 24 34 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CGY - FG, ROB MAVER 30 YD, 4:12. CALGARY 3-0
    CGY - TD, DWIGHT ANDERSON 86 YD FUMBLE RETURN
    (ROB MAVER KICK), 8:07. CALGARY 10-0
    HAM - TD, DAVE STALA 7 YD PASS FROM KEVIN GLENN
    (SANDRO DEANG

    Oct 29 11:57 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    ROMBY BRYANT 6 YD PASS FROM HENRY BURRIS
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    HAMILTON 10
    CALGARY 34 0:11 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Tiger-Cats 10, Stampeders 34  2nd - 0:11Oct 29 11:37 PM


  • CFL
    FG HAM
    SANDRO DEANGELIS 40 YD
    HAMILTON 10
    CALGARY 27 2:14 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Tiger-Cats 10, Stampeders 27  2nd - 2:14Oct 29 11:32 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    ROMBY BRYANT 68 YD PASS FROM HENRY BURRIS
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    HAMILTON 7
    CALGARY 27 1:51 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Tiger-Cats 7, Stampeders 27  2nd - 1:51Oct 29 11:27 PM


  • CFL
    FG HAM
    SANDRO DEANGELIS 40 YD
    HAMILTON 10
    CALGARY 27 2:14 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Tiger-Cats 10, Stampeders 27  2nd - 2:14Oct 29 11:27 PM


  • CFL
    FG HAM
    SANDRO DEANGELIS 40 YD
    HAMILTON 10
    CALGARY 20 2:40 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Tiger-Cats 10, Stampeders 20  2nd - 2:40Oct 29 11:22 PM


  • CFL
    FG CGY
    ROB MAVER 33 YD
    HAMILTON 7
    CALGARY 20 4:55 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Tiger-Cats 7, Stampeders 20  2nd - 4:55Oct 29 11:17 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    DREW TATE 1 YD RUN
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    HAMILTON 7
    CALGARY 17 11:21 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Tiger-Cats 7, Stampeders 17  2nd - 11:21Oct 29 11:17 PM


  • CFL
    FG CGY
    ROB MAVER 33 YD
    HAMILTON 7
    CALGARY 13 4:50 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Tiger-Cats 7, Stampeders 13  2nd - 4:50Oct 29 11:12 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    DREW TATE 1 YD RUN
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    HAMILTON 7
    CALGARY 20 11:21 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Tiger-Cats 7, Stampeders 20  2nd - 11:21Oct 29 11:12 PM


  • CFL
    TD HAM
    DAVE STALA 7 YD PASS FROM KEVIN GLENN
    (SANDRO DEANGELIS KICK)
    HAMILTON 7
    CALGARY 17 0:42 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Tiger-Cats 7, Stampeders 17  1st - 0:42Oct 29 11:02 PM


  • CFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    HAMILTON 7 7
    CALGARY 10 10 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CGY - FG, ROB MAVER 30 YD, 4:12. CALGARY 3-0
    CGY - TD, DWIGHT ANDERSON 86 YD FUMBLE RETURN
    (ROB MAVER KICK), 8:07. CALGARY 10-0
    HAM - TD, DAVE STALA 7 YD PASS FROM KEVIN GLENN
    (SANDRO D

    Oct 29 10:47 PM


  • CFL
    TD HAM
    DAVE STALA 7 YD PASS FROM KEVIN GLENN
    (SANDRO DEANGELIS KICK)
    HAMILTON 7
    CALGARY 10 0:42 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Tiger-Cats 7, Stampeders 10  1st - 0:42Oct 29 10:42 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    DWIGHT ANDERSON 85 YD FUMBLE RETURN
    (ROB MAVER KICK)
    HAMILTON 0
    CALGARY 10 6:22 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Tiger-Cats 0, Stampeders 10  1st - 6:22Oct 29 10:27 PM


  • CFL
    FG CGY
    ROB MAVER 30 YD
    HAMILTON 0
    CALGARY 3 10:48 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Tiger-Cats 0, Stampeders 3  1st - 10:48Oct 29 10:22 PM


  • CFL
    HAMILTON 20
    CALGARY 30 9:05 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Tiger-Cats 20, Stampeders 30  1st - 9:05Oct 29 9:37 PM