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30 - 41 Final
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Burris, Stampeders finish season on a high note

Nov 2, 2008 - 6:32 AM
CALGARY, Alberta (Ticker) -- The Calgary Stampeders already had the top seed in the CFL's West Division locked up before they took the field for the regular-season finale on Saturday - but they managed to impact the playoff race anyway.

Henry Burris threw for 165 yards and a touchdown in one half alone to led the Stampeders to a 41-30 victory over the West rival BC Lions. With the loss, the Lions missed out on a chance to host a home game during next weekend's divisional semifinals.

The idle Saskatchewan Roughriders (12-6), who won their season finale Thursday over the Toronto Argonauts, clinched home-field advantage in the first round and will host the Lions (11-7).

Calgary (13-5), which is looking for its first Grey Cup championship since 2001, came out with nothing to gain and played its starters in the first half before giving them a rest. Burris, who finished the season second in the league with 39 touchdown passes, led two second-quarter scoring drives to help the Stampeders take control.

"I'm so proud of our football team," head coach John Hufnagel said. "We've grown a lot over the course of this season and put ourselves in a good position. We played a very good team tonight and answered the challenge with a lot of intensity and emotion."

Jon Cornish's 21-yard touchdown scamper gave Calgary a 10-4 lead early in the quarter. Nearly eight minutes later, Burris connected with Nikolas Lewis for an 11-yard score as the Stampeders went up, 17-11, at the half.

Even with Burris on the bench for the duration of the second half, the Stampeders didn't miss a bit. Backup quarterback Barrick Nealy ran all over the Lions' defense, rushing for 72 yards and three touchdowns while attempting just two passes. His 1-yard score in the final frame helped put the game out of reach.

Stampeders wide receiver Ken-Yon Rambo wrapped up the league's receiving title with three catches for 81 yards, giving him 1,473 yards for the season.

"To win the receiving title was great," Rambo said. "But if the team was doing as well as it is, I couldn't care less about it. We just need to keep it going."

Calgary, which finished with the best record in the league, has a bye week and will then host the West final on November 15.

BC quarterback Buck Pierce completed 26-of-42 passes for 326 yards and three touchdowns, but was intercepted twice.






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  • CFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BC 3 8 17 2 30
    CALGARY 3 14 14 10 41 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BCL - FG, PAUL MCCALLUM 37 YD, 9:26. BC 3-0
    CGY - FG, SANDRO DEANGELIS 20 YD, 13:22. BC
    3-3
    2ND QUARTER: BCL - SINGLE, PAUL MCCALLUM 41 YD OFF A MISSED
    FIELD GOAL 2:26. BC 4-3
    CGY - TD, JON CO

    Nov 1 8:19 PM


  • CFL
    FG CGY
    SANDRO DEANGELIS 43 YD
    BC 30
    CALGARY 41 0:48 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Lions 30, Stampeders 41  4th - 0:48Nov 1 8:12 PM
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  • CFL
    SAFETY BCL
    BURKE DALES RAN OUT OF END ZONE
    BC 30
    CALGARY 38 7:15 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Lions 30, Stampeders 38  4th - 7:15Nov 1 7:54 PM
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    Lions 30, Stampeders 38  4th - 7:15Nov 1 7:54 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    BARRICK NEALY 1 YD RUN
    (SANDRO DEANGELIS KICK)
    BC 28
    CALGARY 38 14:17 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Lions 28, Stampeders 38  4th - 14:17Nov 1 7:30 PM


  • CFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BC 3 8 17 28
    CALGARY 3 14 14 31 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BCL - FG, PAUL MCCALLUM 37 YD, 9:26. BC 3-0
    CGY - FG, SANDRO DEANGELIS 20 YD, 13:22. BC
    3-3
    2ND QUARTER: BCL - SINGLE, PAUL MCCALLUM 41 YD OFF A MISSED
    FIELD GOAL 2:26. BC 4-3
    CGY - TD,

    Nov 1 7:25 PM


  • CFL
    TD BCL
    STEFAN LOGAN 6 YD PASS FROM BUCK PIERCE
    (PAUL MCCALLUM KICK)
    BC 28
    CALGARY 31 1:37 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Lions 28, Stampeders 31  3rd - 1:37Nov 1 7:25 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    BARRICK NEALY 14 YD RUN
    (SANDRO DEANGELIS KICK)
    BC 21
    CALGARY 31 4:19 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Lions 21, Stampeders 31  3rd - 4:19Nov 1 7:09 PM


  • CFL
    TD BCL
    RYAN GRICE-MULLEN 67 YD PASS FROM BUCK PIERCE
    (PAUL MCCALLUM KICK)
    BC 21
    CALGARY 24 6:51 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Lions 21, Stampeders 24  3rd - 6:51Nov 1 7:03 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    BARRICK NEALY 1 YD RUN
    (SANDRO DEANGELIS KICK)
    BC 14
    CALGARY 24 9:29 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Lions 14, Stampeders 24  3rd - 9:29Nov 1 6:54 PM


  • CFL
    FG BCL
    PAUL MCCALLUM 43 YD
    BC 14
    CALGARY 17 12:13 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Lions 14, Stampeders 17  3rd - 12:13Nov 1 6:46 PM


  • CFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BC 3 8 11
    CALGARY 3 14 17 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BCL - FG, PAUL MCCALLUM 37 YD, 9:26. BC 3-0
    CGY - FG, SANDRO DEANGELIS 20 YD, 13:22. BC
    3-3
    2ND QUARTER: BCL - SINGLE, PAUL MCCALLUM 41 YD OFF A MISSED
    FIELD GOAL 2:26. BC 4-3
    CGY - TD, JON

    Nov 1 6:24 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    NIKOLAS LEWIS 11 YD PASS FROM HENRY BURRIS
    (SANDRO DEANGELIS KICK)
    BC 11
    CALGARY 17 1:47 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lions 11, Stampeders 17  2nd - 1:47Nov 1 6:16 PM


  • CFL
    TD BCL
    PARIS JACKSON 18 YD PASS FROM BUCK PIERCE
    (PAUL MCCALLUM KICK)
    BC 11
    CALGARY 10 5:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lions 11, Stampeders 10  2nd - 5:00Nov 1 6:04 PM


  • CFL
    TD CGY
    JON CORNISH 21 YD RUN
    (SANDRO DEANGELIS KICK)
    BC 4
    CALGARY 10 9:36 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lions 4, Stampeders 10  2nd - 9:36Nov 1 5:55 PM


  • CFL
    SINGLE BCL
    PAUL MCCALLUM 41 YD OFF A MISSED FIELD GOAL
    BC 4
    CALGARY 3 12:34 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Lions 4, Stampeders 3  2nd - 12:34Nov 1 5:47 PM


  • CFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BC 3 3
    CALGARY 3 3 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BCL - FG, PAUL MCCALLUM 37 YD, 9:26. BC 3-0
    CGY - FG, SANDRO DEANGELIS 20 YD, 13:22. BC
    3-3

    Nov 1 5:42 PM


  • CFL
    FG CGY
    SANDRO DEANGELIS 20 YD
    BC 3
    CALGARY 3 1:38 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Lions 3, Stampeders 3  1st - 1:38Nov 1 5:38 PM


  • CFL
    FG BCL
    PAUL MCCALLUM 37 YD
    BC 3
    CALGARY 0 5:34 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Lions 3, Stampeders 0  1st - 5:34Nov 1 5:29 PM