CALGARY -- Brad Sinopoli made good on his limited playing time on Friday night.
The Peterborough, Ont. native threw the game game-tying touchdown and two-point conversion, paving the way for Rob Maver to complete the comeback with a last-second field goal, as the Stamps stole a victory from the Eskimos to close out the first week of pre-season action.
With the Ricky Ray era officially behind them, the Edmonton Eskimos sent out 25-year old Matt Nichols to start under centre.
Nichols put together an impressive first drive, connecting on two passes for 42 yards, including a 29-yard completion to receiver Cary Koch.
» By the Numbers: Fred Bennett - 2 INT, 1 TKL, Brad Sinopoli - 5/8, 55 YDS, 1 TD, 20 LG
Nichols, however, would run into trouble on his first series of the second quarter, as he was intercepted by Stampeders DB Fred Bennett.
On Calgary’s ensuing drive, tailback Jon Cornish would lead the Stamps downfield with a series of solid gains on the ground.
But the Calgary offence was unable to capitalize off their turnover, with Tate throwing an interception that would be returned for a touchdown by Burnett, increasing Edmonton's lead to 8-0 with just over 10 minutes to go in the half.
Edmonton would add to their lead on their next possession, courtesy of a 45-yard field goal by Derek Schiavone.
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|3||Alouettes via EDM||LB||Edem, Mike|