Ok Stampeder fans are you ready to rock McMahon Stadium?
Wally Buono, Jonathan Jennings and the BC Lions will be in town for a 2:30 kick off on Sunday afternoon. It’s the third time in five seasons the Stamps and Lions have squared off in the West Division playoffs and the 13th time overall. Calgary has won the four most recent playoff games against BC, including last year’s Western Semi-Final at McMahon, and holds a 9-3 edge overall.
Calgary and BC have met in the Western Final on six occasions with each side winning three times.
For the Stamps it will be question of rest vs. rust! However, the Stamps have won 13 straight games coming off a bye week. The Lions could be missing one of their top receivers as Manny Arceneaux left the semi final with a concussion.
It’ll be the 4th meeting of the season between these two divisional rivals.
The Stamps blew a lead and lost the first game of the season in Vancouver. Chris Rainey scored the go ahead touchdown on a 73 yard punt return. Kicker Rene Paredis missed two field goals and a convert as the Stamps lost by 2 points.
In week 6, Calgary stormed back with 22 points in the 4th quarter and won 44 – 41 in overtime. Tommie Campbell had the game winning inception to steal the victory from the Lions.
The final meeting of the regular season was a week 9 match up in Vancouver. The Stamps dominated this game with an impressive 37 – 9 win. Bo Levi Mitchell went 28-of-38 for 340 yards and threw no interceptions, completing passes to nine different receivers in a dominant display. Marquay McDaniel caught a game-high 10 passes, finishing his night with 80 receiving yards.
The winner this Sunday will play in the 104th Grey Cup Championship in Toronto on November 27th. Our Truman Insurance pre game show will be on the air on Sunday at 1pm.