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Eskimos overcome large halftime deficit, down Roughriders

Jan 9, 2008 - 5:17 PM
EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) -- The Edmonton Eskimos rode the arm of quarterback Ricky Ray on Friday, charging back from a 19-point halftime deficit to post a 21-20 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Ray went 31-of-44 for 349 yards and a score in the contest, helping the Eskimos (2-1-1) overcome a 20-1 deficit. The large margin was created when Edmonton allowed Jason Armstead to return a punt 90 yards for a TD late in the first half.

After reserve quarterback Stefan LeFors connected with Rob Brown from five yards out early in the third quarter to pull the Eskimos within 20-8, Ray found 2003 Grey Cup MVP Jason Tucker in the end zone for an 11-yard scoring strike at the 9:24 mark that narrowed the gap to five points.

From there, Edmonton's defense took over, shutting out Saskatchewan over the second half after surrendering 17 points in the second quarter alone.

Sean Fleming booted a 29-yard field goal to cap the 17-point period for the Eskimos. He completed the comeback with 2:07 remaining in the fourth, converting a 47-yard attempt for a 21-20 edge.

Kerry Joseph completed 16-of-32 passes for 200 yards and ran for another 64 in the loss for the Roughriders (2-2), who have lost nine straight road games against the Eskimos.








  • CFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SASKATCHEWAN 3 17 0 0 20
    EDMONTON 0 1 17 3 21 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 36 YD, 7:06.
    SASKATCHEWAN 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 16 YD, 1:06.
    SASKATCHEWAN 6-0
    EDM - SINGLE, SEAN FLEMING 51 YD OFF A PUNT 4:46.
    SASKATCHEWAN 6-1
    SAS - TD,

    Jul 20 11:55 PM


  • CFL
    FG EDM
    SEAN FLEMING 47 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 20
    EDMONTON 21 2:07 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Roughriders vs. EskimosJul 20 11:44 PM
  • 76
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 76 roots (Close Finish)

    Roughriders vs. EskimosJul 20 11:44 PM


  • CFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SASKATCHEWAN 3 17 0 20
    EDMONTON 0 1 17 18 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 36 YD, 7:06.
    SASKATCHEWAN 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 16 YD, 1:06.
    SASKATCHEWAN 6-0
    EDM - SINGLE, SEAN FLEMING 51 YD OFF A PUNT 4:46.
    SASKATCHEWAN 6-1
    SAS

    Jul 20 11:13 PM


  • CFL
    FG EDM
    SEAN FLEMING 29 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 20
    EDMONTON 18 4:18 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Roughriders vs. EskimosJul 20 11:02 PM


  • CFL
    TD EDM
    JASON TUCKER 11 YD PASS FROM RICKY RAY
    (SEAN FLEMING KICK)
    SASKATCHEWAN 20
    EDMONTON 15 9:24 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Roughriders vs. EskimosJul 20 10:52 PM


  • CFL
    TD EDM
    ROBERT BROWN 5 YD PASS FROM STEFAN LEFORS
    (SEAN FLEMING KICK)
    SASKATCHEWAN 20
    EDMONTON 8 13:19 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Roughriders vs. EskimosJul 20 10:42 PM


  • CFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SASKATCHEWAN 3 17 20
    EDMONTON 0 1 1 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 36 YD, 7:06.
    SASKATCHEWAN 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: SAS - FG, LUCA CONGI 16 YD, 1:06.
    SASKATCHEWAN 6-0
    EDM - SINGLE, SEAN FLEMING 51 YD OFF A PUNT 4:46.
    SASKATCHEWAN 6-1
    SAS - T

    Jul 20 10:21 PM


  • CFL
    TD SAS
    JASON ARMSTEAD 90 YD PUNT RETURN
    (LUCA CONGI KICK)
    SASKATCHEWAN 20
    EDMONTON 1 1:35 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Roughriders vs. EskimosJul 20 10:13 PM


  • CFL
    TD SAS
    D.J. FLICK 19 YD PASS FROM KERRY JOSEPH
    (LUCA CONGI KICK)
    SASKATCHEWAN 13
    EDMONTON 1 6:33 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Roughriders vs. EskimosJul 20 9:57 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE EDM
    SEAN FLEMING 51 YD OFF A PUNT
    SASKATCHEWAN 6
    EDMONTON 1 10:14 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Roughriders vs. EskimosJul 20 9:50 PM


  • CFL
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 16 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 6
    EDMONTON 0 13:54 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Roughriders vs. EskimosJul 20 9:43 PM


  • CFL
    SASKATCHEWAN 3
    EDMONTON 0 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Jul 20 9:38 PM


  • CFL
    FG SAS
    LUCA CONGI 36 YD
    SASKATCHEWAN 3
    EDMONTON 0 7:54 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Roughriders vs. EskimosJul 20 9:27 PM