THE CANADIAN PRESS
CALGARY -- Nik Lewis had a feeling he was going to have a milestone performance on Friday night.
The veteran slotback did just that as he caught seven passes for 131 yards as his Calgary Stampeders took down the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 44-3.
Lewis caught his 700th CFL pass and eclipsed the 10,000 mark in career receiving yards on the same play during the second quarter of the onslaught.
"I felt great when I woke up this morning," said Lewis after the game. "I wanted to do it here in Calgary because that's where I've been my whole career."
Lewis became only the second player in club history to reach the 10,000-yard plateau. Former slotback Allen Pitts, a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, is the other.
With his performance, Lewis moved past Travis Moore and former Calgary teammate Jeremaine Copeland into 15th spot on the CFL all-time receiving list with 10,054 yards.
"The student passes the teacher," Lewis said. "I owe a lot to Cope because without him I'm probably not still a Calgary Stampeder or getting 10,000 yards. He did a lot to help my career and help me grow."
Meanwhile, Jon Cornish continued his strong season, running for a pair of touchdowns in the convincing win.
"I think we have a lot of weapons and tonight it really showed," Cornish said.
Calgary backup quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell completed his first CFL touchdown pass to Rob Cote on a trick play in the first quarter, while Johnny Forzani caught a TD strike from starter Kevin Glenn in the fourth.
LaMarcus Coker also had a rushing touchdown, while Rene Paredes added a pair of field goals for the Stamps, who have won four straight games and five of their past six.
It was also a milestone night for Glenn, who moved past Dieter Brock into 12th spot on the CFL all-time passing list. After completing 17-of-23 passes for 298 yards, Glenn has now has 35,025 career passing yards.
"When it was brought to my attention yesterday I felt good about it," Glenn said. "It's one of those things that you feel like you've accomplished something, especially passing a guy like Dieter Brock too, but I'm not finished. I want to get up there. I want to break the top five."
Cote Fake Field Goal Touchdown vs. Bombers
Lewis caught a short pass from Glenn on Calgary's first drive and broke a tackle before running for a 56-yard gain to put the Stamps into Winnipeg territory.
Two plays later, Paredes lined up to kick a 33-yard field goal, but instead Mitchell flipped a pass to Cote, who ran in for a 26-yard touchdown to cap off the successful trick play.
"Not the way I pictured it," said Mitchell, who was nonetheless pleased to get credit for his first CFL touchdown pass. "I pictured the 70-yard deep throw.
"It's a great thing to get the first touchdown pass. Obviously it was more the blocking and Rob Cote making a great play and really just a great coaching call to come out that early in the game and kind of surprise a fake field goal like that."