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Sunday, November 25, 2012

GREY CUP: ARGOS 35 STAMPS 22

TORONTO - Chad Owens, Pacino Horne and Dontrelle Inman had touchdowns in the first half as the Toronto Argonauts won the 100th Grey Cup game, 35-22 over Calgary.

Andre Durie added a touchdown in the second half as the Argonauts beat the Stampeders before a loud home crowd of 53,208 at Rogers Centre on Sunday night.

Swayze Waters added two field goals for the Argos, who claimed their 16th Grey Cup and their first since 2004.

Calgary was limited to four Rene Paredes field goals and a safety touch.

Toronto built a 24-6 first half lead and never trailed in the game.

Owens opened the scoring as he took a pass from Ricky Ray on the right flats and ran in from the five-yard line 8:03 into the game.

The touchdown came after Jon Cornish fumbled an exchange with quarterback Kevin Glenn to give Toronto the ball on the Stampeders' 45. Calgary had failed to score after Quincey Butler picked off Ray's first pass of the game in the opening minute.

Larry Taylor returned the ensuing kickoff to the 40, then took a pass on the right side from Glenn for a 42-yard gain. After Cornish was held for short yardage twice, Paredes was good on a 30-yard field goal to make it 7-3 at 11:11.

The Toronto defence made 14-3 only 43 seconds into the second quarter on a 25-yard interception return. Glenn's pass was nowhere near Maurice Price and went to cornerback Horne, who wove his way into the end zone for his first TD of the year.

The Argonauts struck again on their next possession with Waters' 16-yard field goal at 5:56. The score was set up when Ray made a deft move to avoid a sack and found Jason Barnes alone up the middle for a 62-yard reception, the longest ever thrown by the veteran quarterback in his four Grey Cup appearances.

The Stampeders offence got going and Paredes made it 17-6 at 12:29. Nik Lewis did most of the work, catching a pass over the middle, slipping out of the grasp of Marcus Ball and heading for paydirt until Jordan Younger caught him at the 12 after a 61-yard gain.

The Argos struck right back to with Inman's touchdown with 20 seconds left in the half.

It was set up by Inman's catch at the one in tight coverage by Brandon Smith. The play was reviewed to see if Inman had scored, but the challenge was denied. After Chad Kackert was stopped on the run, Ray tossed to his lanky receiver for the score.

Paredes added a 27-yard boot at 8:52 of the third quarter on Calgary's first possession of the half with the help of Toronto's first two penalties of the game, which cost them 32 yards.

The Calgary kicker needed to make a tackle as Owens returned the ensuing kickoff to the 53. Seven plays later, including a 20-yard Kackert run, Waters' 20-yard kick made it 27-9 at 12:19.

Taylor looked to have returned the ensuing kickoff for a 105-yard TD, but it was called back on a holding call against Keon Raymond. But Rod Maver's perfectly placed punt put the ball on the Toronto two, leading to a safety as time expired in the quarter.

A 40-yard pass interference call against Ahmad Carroll put Paredes in place for a 19-yard kick to cut Toronto's advantage to 27-14 at 5:14 of the fourth.

But Calgary took 30 yards in penalties on a punt and Toronto re-established the 20-point lead as Durie took a pass and dove over the line for a seven-yard TD with 5:22 left to play.

Noel Prefontaine added a punt single with 1:28 remaining.

Calgary backup quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell hit Price with a late 12-yard touchdown pass and then the two combined on a two-point convert, but it was far too late to make a difference.

Toronto defensive tackle Adriano Belli, who intends to retire for a second time after the Grey Cup, was ejected at 12:49 of the third quarter for unnecessary roughness.

(Canadian Press)

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey Cornish, Lewis, Hughes et al - the LOSS looks good on you :)


Bob in Bethune

Anonymous said...

Maybe the Stamps should’ve let the Riders win the Western Semi’s - they might have actually been able to enjoy the Grey Cup game

Anonymous said...

Poor Nik. We are coming for you next year Stamps.

Anonymous said...

Ridernation has 1 more Grey Cup than Sarnia, annually leads the league in T Shirt sales, and loves to tell everyone who'll listen they are the greatest fans in the world.

Toronto Argonauuts meanwhile have some of the greatest players in the history of the game as alumni along with now 22 Grey Cups.

This reminds me of when Henri beat Sam Malone at getting phone numbers at Cheers then Sam walks out of the bar with to babes while Henri is celebrating.

Obama

Anonymous said...

Rod please block Obama. He comes on here to voice his hate. Would be doing us all a favor.

Anonymous said...

As much as i like Kevin Glenn.... i hope all you so called Winnipeg fans will stop yapping about 2007...if we would have had our QB Glenn in there, we would have won..Enough said......Not

Anonymous said...

Glenn wears army boots just like the rest of the Stampeder and Bomber fans.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Mr. Braley on your Toronto franchise CFL Grey Cup win !

Anonymous said...

Sask has the same number of Grey Cups as Kingston. For all you people who were satisfied with a sub .500 season...see any problems here?

Anonymous said...

Too many A-holes on that Calgary team to be successful.

Anonymous said...

Yippee!!! Canada's Texans got theior asses kicked...

Veeseven

Anonymous said...

Hey Edmonton fans, wasn't that Toronto quarterback with you guys last year? Haha

Anonymous said...

Eric Tillman orchestrates TOR 100th Grey Cup Win - trading Ricky Ray there !

Anonymous said...

Glenn just erased any thoughts he would have led Winnipeg to a victory over Riders in the 2007 Grey Cup.

Anonymous said...

Something just not right this year, CFL championship game didn't have that certain feel/excitement.This league will only be too happy that this Grey Cup game will be contested at Saskatchewan for the 2013 season and the tradition of Canadian football will be on prominent display at the grass roots level for all the world to see with no doubt as to why this league has endured and existed 100 years plus.

Anonymous said...

Pleased...very pleased.

Anonymous said...

" Thanks Eric Tillman " for your help to attaining the Grey Cup.Toronto could never have done It without your generosity. Wonder when the true story will ever be told why a franchise QB was traded against the vested Interests of the Edmonton organization ????

Anonymous said...

Shut up obama! What a blowhard!

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!!! So glad Stamps lost the GC....couldn't of happened to a more classless group of idiots...and Stamp fans can try and justify their actions all they like...it is what it is!! One quick question though...why are there Stamp fans reading this blog anyways...don't they have a blog of their own to read!! That would be the day I'd go on the Stamps blog and read it....NO THANKS..

dewter011 said...

ol huff n puff,corn-DOG, n refrigerator nikki lewis got exactly what they deserved....a front row seat to watch kackert n ray destroy em! teams character is sorely lacking n this falls directly on huff n puff!!

Anonymous said...

obama bases his whole ethos on tv and movies. What a waste of molecules. Very happy for ricky ray. Obama, you must be a stuck loser to be in a place not good enough. Most people move if they arent happy. Can't afford the delay in social service program money if you move, is my guess.

Anonymous said...

It wasn't difficult to see who has 'class' and who doesn't when it comes to the Stamps and 'any other team' they play!!! What a wonderful way to watch 'payback'! Congrats to Ricky R and all To! It was your turn and you deserved it all~ GO RIDERS!!! 2013!

Anonymous said...

Now THAT'S how you play defence Richie. Congrats to the Ricky and the rest of the Argos. Great win. Total domination. Loved watching young Kackert play, he's wild.

Anonymous said...

I find it amusing how a fanbase can talk about how great it is, along with how supportive it is yet required a government loan to operate for 20+ years up to just a few years ago.

I find it amusing how this fanbase slags Toronto so much yet the Argos have been around just as long. 22 Grey Cups so what are they doing the Rider organization isn't? Rider fans boo Ronnie off the field, boo Kent Austin out of town, and then even boo Henry Burris. Then they turn around and talk about "Rider Legends". Here are Argo QB legends; Thiesman, Holloway, Dunnigan, Flutie, Allen, and now Ray. The list of great players in that franchise is unparrelled in the CFL.

Like Sam told Henri, "hey good job with that phone number thing." You guys are the Cliff Clavens' of the CFL fanbase.

Obama

Anonymous said...

" THANKS " Eric !

Anonymous said...

When Ricky Ray was put on the CFL trade market, why didn't the Roughriders Gm Inquire about obtaining his playing rights and maybe It could have been the Riders In the Grey Cup winning, or was this offer exclusive only to the Toronto Argonauts. Current Riders QB not getting the job done. He also could have Inquired and sat down with Scott Milanovich and discussed his head coaching services and made a concerted effort to talk with the man Instead of having a closed minded predetermined selection.

Anonymous said...

What a embarrassment when TSN posted on the TV screen the amount of Grey Cup championships credited to each club who have participated In the game and the Riders were among others at the bottom along with other unknowns who don't even exist today In the CFL Wake Up !

Anonymous said...

3 Grey Cup Championships In 100 plus years of Roughriders history, 3 Grey Cups ! Can anyone give a professional analysis breakdown as to why this Is, and why this Is allowed to persist and continue. No ranting and raving, just good opinion that makes any kind of semblance of sense as to why Rider Nation Is so accepting of losing and status quo. Anyone In the business world would know this as a unacceptable model that Is not working and remediate/restructure asap.

Anonymous said...

I belive the Riders are 3-15 in Grey Cup Championships good for worst winning % in the league. They've had more Grey Cup appearances than other CFL teams, they just very rarely win.

Four Grey Cup appearances from '97-2010. Could be worse...how 'bout zero from '76-'89?

And I hardly think the fans are entirely to blame for the telethons of the 80's/90's. Poorly run team, league and a weak Canadian dollar sure didn't help things. And it's much easier to have success when you have deep pocketed owners that can bring in the likes of Rocket Ismail and Doug Flutie for 7 figure contracts. And Saskatchewan has always been at a disadvantage because American players have never heard of Regina, Saskatchewan unlike more major cities that are home to CFL teams.

Over the last few years, teams are on more of a level playing field financially and the Riders have risen to prominence and get much more notoriety thanks in part to the attention the fanbase gets by the media and other CFL fans across Canada.

History is just that...history. 100years of gut wrenching, heartbreaking losses (with a win or two here and there to keep things interesting). It seems healthier to look at everything with a positive attitude rather than being dragged down by negativity. How much fun is it to slag on people and a team (you supposedly cheer for) rather than go out and root for them? Looking forward I see a bright future for our Riders.

Dennis said...

People seem to forget in the 80s and 90s before the salary cap teams like Toronto and Edm spent money on players that the Riders could simply not afford and bought themselves championships

Anonymous said...

Don't spout off about Americans not wanting to play in Regina. They never heard of the CFL until they are told about it so a City is a City.