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Stampeders keep Roughriders sliding

Aug 13, 2011 - 7:11 AM Regina, SK (Sports Network) - Henry Burris completed 21-of-29 passes for 298 yards and three touchdowns, as the Calgary Stampeders held off the struggling Saskatchewan Roughriders, 45-35.

Joffrey Reynolds carried the ball 11 times for 59 yards and a score for the Stampeders (5-2), who have won three in a row. Jabari Arthur caught seven passes for 92 yards and a touchdown.

"We did put a lot of points on the board, but there are some things we definitely need to clean up," said Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel. "But the guys are excited and they earned a few days off."

Darian Durant connected on 24-of-34 passes for 325 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions for the Roughriders (1-6), who lost to Calgary for the second time in three weeks.

Hugh Charles rushed for 94 yards and a score on 11 carries for Saskatchewan. He also hauled in seven passes for 60 yards and two touchdowns.

Efrem Hill caught 11 passes for 177 yards in defeat.

"I wasn't so much speechless (in the locker room after the game), I just didn't want to say the same thing I've been saying over and over again. I'll say it to them on Sunday," Roughriders head coach Greg Marshall said.

It didn't take long for the Stampeders to get on the board. Calgary's first possession of the game resulted in a 23-yard TD pass from Burris to Arthur.

The Stampeders scored again after the Roughriders were forced to punt. This time around, Nik Lewis caught a nine-yard touchdown pass to make it 14-0.

Charles caught an 11-yard score at the end of the first quarter to make it a 14-7 contest.

The margin was the same following touchdowns by Drew Tate and Charles early in the second.

Rene Paredes made a 26-yard field goal and Ken-Yon Rambo hauled in a 21-yard TD pass to give Calgary a 31-14 lead the half.

Keon Raymond's 117-yard interception return for a touchdown proved to be the only scoring of the third quarter. It was the fourth longest return in CFL history.

The Roughriders outscored the Stampeders, 21-7, in the fourth, but time ran out on the home team.

Game Notes

The Stampeders are 4-0 on the road this season...Calgary will enjoy a week off before hosting Montreal on August 27...Saskatchewan heads to Toronto on August 18.