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Recap: Calgary 17, Saskatchewan 10
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REGINA – Joe West recorded a touchdown on his first career reception and Jon Cornish had another stellar day as the Calgary Stampeders left Mosaic with a 17-10 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders Saturday afternoon.

The two teams entered the game looking to get their respective offences in a groove after facing two very stingy defences the week before.

The Stamps faced a Toronto Argonauts secondary last week that was out to hit hard and often, punishing Calgary`s receivers while the Riders went up against a BC Lions front that had been suffocating opponents of late and didn’t ease off Darian Durant last Sunday.

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The Stampeders offence wasted little time getting on the board when Kevin Glenn finished off an impressive 8-play, 72-yard opening drive with a 34-yard touchdown pass to receiver Joe West.

West, a product of the University of Texas-El Paso joined the Stamps just prior to training camp and made good on the touchdown, in his first game and first catch of his career.

Not satisfied with a 7-0 lead, the Calgary offence continued to fire on all cylinders on their second possession when Glenn handed the ball off to Jon Cornish for a 32-yard carry before finding veteran WR Romby Bryant over the middle on a crossing route for a 14-yard major.

Cornish, who had been rejuvenated in recent weeks following a career performance in Hamilton and a solid outing against Toronto, racked up 52-yards on four carries on that drive alone to help his team go up 14-0.

Durant entered the game feeling his fair share of heat for not using his mobility to help advance the ball when plays broke down.  As the first quarter came to a close, Durant started using his unique skillset to go out and grab first downs, scrambling for 44 yards on three carries, setting up a field goal attempt for newly –signed kicker Sandro DeAngelis.  However,  the former Stampeders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats placekicker hooked the boot right, despite a considerable wind at his back, and the Riders came away with no points to show for their most successful drive of the game thus far.

The Riders seemed to be putting together a productive drive shortly thereafter but a tipped ball at midfield landed right into the hands of DL Charleston Hughes who returned it into Saskatchewan territory.  It set up a 30-yard Rene Paredes field goal attempt but the swirlling wind pushed the ball both wide and short.

The wind in Regina was certainly playing a factor, especially in the first half as both teams reverted to the run.  Cornish carried the rock with purpose in the first two quarters, running for 113 yards on 12 carries as he and his team entered haltime with a 14-0 lead.
Calgary started the second half in similar fashion as the first, with an early score.  Glenn led a 10-play, 49 yard first drive finished off by a 34-yard Rene Parades field goal to go up 17-0.

Cornish on a roll


After a career night two weeks ago in Hamilton, Jon Cornish once again was too much for an opposing defence to handle Saturday afternoon, rushing for 159 yards on 24 carries against the Riders.
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With their offence continuing to effectively move the ball, it was the Calgary defence’s time to hunker down and maintain their shutout.  With Saskatchewan marching into their territory, the Stampeders forced a Durant fumble and took over when Juwan Simpson forced his second turnover of the game, pouncing on a loose ball.

Not to be outdone, the Riders defence stepped up with a big play of their own, forcing Glenn to fumble on a third-and-six gamble on the Saskatchewan 35 yard line to take over possession.

It would help give a spark to the Saskatchewan offence as Durant lead a drive that included a clutch third down-and-medium conversion and was capped off by a 37-yard DeAngelis field goal to cut the lead to 17-3.

Momentum continued to swing in the direction of the Riders about as fast as the wind at Mosaic was howling as Durant handed the ball off to RB Kory Sheets for a 3-yard touchdown run to capp off a four-play drive to pull within a touchdown.  The Riders' first major of the game was set up by a 30-yard reception by receiver Chris Getzlaf on a post route.

The Stamps would take over and kill the majority of the clock to help clinch the 17-10 win.

Fan Comments
 
sr
I would like to see Drew Willy get a chance. We had a chant going at the game, 'Free Willy' but that came a little before Riders' brief offence. With 5 consecutive losses surely regardless of which position you play, a backup would get a shot to show if he can make something happen. Deangelis certainly hasn't helped kicking game, just 4 of 6, Milo almost same at 11 of 17. Why with how good Congi was did he get axed, he's stellar again 14 of 16 with Hamilton.
August 28, 2012 - 12:27pm
 
 
als rule
fans are funny!! they always think their team is better then their current record is BUT actually they never are!! fans refuse to understand the EFFORT needed to turn a team around!! it's always fire the HC and the most popular player in town is always the BACK UP QB!! now you will know why the RRs are going down the drain!!
August 26, 2012 - 7:43pm
 
 
Tabisca
5 Straight losses with that much talent. Lose at home to the stamps. Utter disgrace. Good players do not always make good coaches and Chamblins staff has become a complacent buddys club. Tice has to go. He was never more than an assistant coach. Drew Willy s waiting to play. Taller, throws a better ball, and runs just as good as Durant. Changes need makine if anyone has the guts to make em. An open door to Lapolice should be top order.
August 26, 2012 - 11:48am
 
 
TJTHEDJlions
Great rebound game for Calgary after a very disappointing loss to the Argos last week in a game in which they appeared to have completely fallen asleep in the third quarter allowing the Argos to out score them 10-0,this after they pulled to within 3pts at the half and looked as though they were leaving the field full of emotion and motivation,for the second half. In this game with the Roughriders the Stampeders were lucky that they had the 17pt lead over Saskatchewan as once again they allowed the opposition to out score them in the second half and this was something that the Roughriders had been doing in their previous games.
August 26, 2012 - 2:51am
 
 
nicolas7
The offensive play calling of Dave Dickinson was very effective today .... the play calling by the Roughriders not so much so.(and of course Glen and the Stamps executed those plays very well ...as did their Defense).
I believe that the Rider players have the talent to achieve more than is showing at the moment.
But then guess we will see if that is the case when they take on the BB under the new Bomber HC over the next couple of weeks????

And after the fiasco with the Bombers today, Chamblin might be feeling a little wary ... let us hope not!!
August 25, 2012 - 10:42pm
 
 
genre slur
Glenn is sooo underrated. Give him a good team (hint hint) and he's a boss in terms of decisions and executions. See: 2007 Blue Bombers. Broken arm is an actual excuse, yo. The guy is killer, and in Calgary he's only gonna get better this year. Bonus love to the O and D lines of calgary -- they played very well today
Horsepower...
August 25, 2012 - 8:31pm
 
 
tabbiefanmcb
Good game by Glenn and the Stamps who built up their lead early with the wind and then managed to defend it against a Rider team that didn't seem to get into the game with any real drive until the 4th. This was obviously Glenn's week for a good game!
August 25, 2012 - 8:15pm
 
 
GoTi-Cats
When Kevin Glenn is on he can give a defence a lot of trouble.
August 25, 2012 - 6:43pm