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17 - 33 Final
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Eskimos move to 3-0 against winless Lions

Jul 17, 2011 - 4:45 AM
Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Daniel Porter scored on the ground and through the air and Ricky Ray passed for over 300 yards to lead the Edmonton Eskimos over the British Columbia Lions, 33-17.

Ray completed 24-of-33 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns and added 49 yards on the ground for the Eskimos (3-0), who didn't get their third win last season until September 26.

"We've got a lot of guys on the team that can make plays for us," Ray said. "That's got to make it tough on defenses."

Fred Stamps caught seven balls for 104 yards and a score for the victors.

British Columbia is off to an 0-3 last for the first time since 2002. Geroy Simon and Akeem Foster scored the Lions' only touchdowns on passes from Travis Lulay.

Lulay threw two interceptions and ended with 313 yards on 23-of-41 efficiency.

"Hopefully this is rock-bottom for us," Lions coach Wally Buono said.

Edmonton's opening drive stalled in the red zone, and Damon Duval came on and booted a 20-yard field goal to get the hosts on the board.

Stamps' 39-yard touchdown grab preceded a single on the ensuing kickoff, and Duval booted a 21-yard field goal for a 14-0 cushion early in the second.

Paul McCallum got BC on the board with a 45-yard field goal, and Simon countered Porter's five-yard touchdown catch with a 25-yard score to get BC within 21-10.

Edmonton's defense, which did not allow a first down until 27 minutes and 45 seconds had passed, did not give up another score until the final minutes of the game.

Duval tacked on a single before halftime and another one after, and T.J. Hill's 71-yard interception return set up Porter's five-yard TD run in the final minute of the third for a 30-10 advantage.

Duval's 35-yard field goal in the final quarter extended the lead, and Foster caught a 29-yard bomb in the corner of the end zone to account for the final score.

Game Notes

The last time the Eskimos started the season 3-0 was 2002...Jerome Messam, who was traded by BC to Edmonton during training camp, carried the ball 11 times for 52 yards...Simon had seven receptions for 107 yards.






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    Lions 17, Eskimos 33  FinalJul 18 11:52 AM


  • BC: 17
    EDMONTON: 33
    Final

    Jul 16 9:55 PM


  • Paul McCallum extra point is good.

    Lions 17, Eskimos 33  4th - 1:16Jul 16 9:45 PM


  • Brt Columbia Touchdown - Travis Lulay pass to Akeem Foster for 30 yards.

    Lions 16, Eskimos 33  4th - 1:16Jul 16 9:45 PM


  • Edmonton Field Goal - 34-yarder by Damon Duval.

    Lions 10, Eskimos 33  4th - 6:48Jul 16 9:30 PM


  • BC: 10
    EDMONTON: 30
    End of 3rd

    Jul 16 9:13 PM


  • Damon Duval extra point is good.

    Lions 10, Eskimos 30  3rd - 0:15Jul 16 9:11 PM


  • Edmonton Touchdown - Daniel Porter up the middle for 5 yards.

    Lions 10, Eskimos 29  3rd - 0:36Jul 16 9:11 PM


  • Edmonton Single - 55-yarder by Damon Duval.

    Lions 10, Eskimos 23  3rd - 5:00Jul 16 9:03 PM


  • BC: 10
    EDMONTON: 22
    Halftime

    Jul 16 8:28 PM


  • Edmonton Single - 60-yarder by Damon Duval.

    Lions 10, Eskimos 22  2nd - 0:05Jul 16 8:28 PM


  • Paul McCallum extra point is good.

    Lions 10, Eskimos 21  2nd - 1:34Jul 16 8:21 PM


  • Brt Columbia Touchdown - Travis Lulay pass to Geroy Simon for 25 yards.

    Lions 9, Eskimos 21  2nd - 1:34Jul 16 8:20 PM


  • Damon Duval extra point is good.

    Lions 3, Eskimos 21  2nd - 2:30Jul 16 8:14 PM


  • Edmonton Touchdown - Ricky Ray pass to Daniel Porter for 5 yards.

    Lions 3, Eskimos 20  2nd - 2:30Jul 16 8:13 PM


  • Brt Columbia Field Goal - 45-yarder by Paul McCallum.

    Lions 3, Eskimos 14  2nd - 4:28Jul 16 8:08 PM


  • Edmonton Field Goal - 21-yarder by Damon Duval.

    Lions 0, Eskimos 14  2nd - 9:15Jul 16 7:57 PM


  • BC: 0
    EDMONTON: 11
    End of 1st

    Jul 16 7:42 PM


  • Brt Columbia Single - 95-yarder by Damon Duval.

    Lions 0, Eskimos 11  1st - 1:14Jul 16 7:40 PM


  • Damon Duval extra point is good.

    Lions 0, Eskimos 10  1st - 1:14Jul 16 7:37 PM


  • Edmonton Touchdown - Ricky Ray pass to Fred Stamps for 39 yards.

    Lions 0, Eskimos 9  1st - 1:27Jul 16 7:37 PM


  • Edmonton Field Goal - 20-yarder by Damon Duval.

    Lions 0, Eskimos 3  1st - 7:50Jul 16 7:20 PM
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  • BC: 0
    EDMONTON: 0
    1st Quarter - 15:00

    Jul 16 7:10 PM
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