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Saturday, July 25, 2015

STAMPS LOSE GAME, AND CORNISH

OTTAWA (CP) - Delbert Alvarado couldn't help but breathe a sigh of relief.

In a matter of minutes the Redblacks kicker experienced an amazing shift of emotions.

The 26 year old proved to be the hero Friday night, kicking a 34-yard field goal to lead Ottawa to a 29-26 overtime victory over the Calgary Stampeders in front of 23,018 fans.

Alvarado could have just as easily walked away with his head between his knees after missing a 32-yard field goal late in regulation with the game tied 26-26, but the young kicker was given a second opportunity and he made the most of it.

"It's not easy,'' said Alvarado. "You feel like you let your teammates down in that moment, but to have a second opportunity you just want to reward (your teammates) and they deserve it so you want to make sure all their hard work and effort gets rewarded when it's all said and done.''

The Redblacks improved to 3-2 while the Stampeders dropped their second of the season for an identical record.

The win not only allowed Ottawa to snap a two-game losing streak, but will allow the team to head into a bye week feeling positive about their game.

"It's good that we went out there and got a victory,'' said QB Henry Burris. "It will give us a big momentum swing going into August.

"There's still a lot of work we have to do to get better, but it was good to see us take the huge step forward offensively.''

Burris finished the night 28-for-43 and 389 yards and three touchdowns, while Bo Levi Mitchell was 23-for-41 and 318 yards and one TD for Calgary.

"You've got to give credit to Ottawa, they played hard all night coming back after two losses,'' said Mitchell. "We've got to be better, especially me. End of the game, you can't let that happen.''

What happened was Mitchell was hit in overtime and fumbled the ball, allowing Ottawa to get into scoring position with the game on the line.

"Turnovers usually do have a big factor in wins and losses,'' said Stampeders coach John Hufnagel.

Notes: Calgary's Jon Cornish suffered a broken thumb and is expected to be out indefinitely.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Coach Huff needs to take over the Stamp defense - brutal!

Anonymous said...

Bo knows football, so does Jon.
Jon's little thumb boo boo, no problem.

Anonymous said...

Sigh ....... Zach Collaros, Bo Levi Mitchell, Trevor Harris, Drew Willy, Rakeem Cato, Jonathon Crompton, Matt Nichols, Mike Reilly, Dan LeFavour ....... sigh ....... if only the Roughriders had young superstar quarterbacks such as these instead of the old broken down .......

Anonymous said...

poor cornish

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...did I mention...ha ha ha ha ha

Anonymous said...

young superstar quarterbacks ... ??? ... you know Trevor Harris is 30 right? Has maybe 3-5 years in the CFL.

sigh ... intelligence ...

Anonymous said...

The Zach Collaros who missed half the season last year due to injury, the continually half injured Drew Willy, the 173 pound Rakeem Cato, the currently long term injured Crompton, the Matt Nichols that missed most of the last two seasons with knee and ankle injuries, Mike Reilly who has missed more starts than he has made, and Dan LeFevour who has bounced back from a knee injury just in time to suffer another season ending hit .... sigh.

Anonymous said...

3 of those QB's on your list are broken down.

Anonymous said...

Glenn is best qb of season so far. What more you want?!?!

Anonymous said...

The loons are out RP!! The loons are out indeed!

Anonymous said...

So which Canadians was Taman protecting by letting Shologan and Evans walk?

Anonymous said...

Who cares - it was an expansion draft fool! Where were you in 2013?

Anonymous said...

Yep got love the way the way that broken down Henry Burris showed up Bo Levi.

Anonymous said...

Time to fire Huff! I have sources that say dickenson will be the head coach by labor day weekend

Anonymous said...

It is now left to the Riders to stop another sweep by the east.

Anonymous said...

to those taking pleasure in the cornish injury... be carefull of what you say and do, karma has a way coming back and biting you right on the ass...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the karma was for Calgary fans cheering when Durant was injured!

Anonymous said...

I heard Marc Mueller will be coaching the Stampeders by Labour Day and the team is going to trade Charleston Hughes to the Riders for Alex Hall and Tino Sunseri.

Anonymous said...

Trevor Harris = CFL SUPERSTAR !

Har Marr Superstar.
Mn.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if there screaming for Huffs job in CALGARY. Probably not EH.

The Woz said...

At the time shologan was making 130,000 per year. We needed money to sign other free agents after winning the cup and they could find a cheaper american tackle option than shologan. Reality is could not protect everyone that is what an expansion draft is all about. Could only protect 6 canadians. So he chose to protect the offensive line that had been outstanding in 2013 including heenan, labatte picard and best. Getzlaf had to be protected. So that left one......not sure if the ptotected butler since he was a free agent. They may have protected watman since we had just drafted him six months before in the first round. Reality is that even if we had sholo it would not be making a big difference right now.

Anonymous said...

So true Woz, Shologan has the one fumble recovery, but not much else so far this year. Also, if we had not protected Watman, we would have had to forgo Nic Demski and draft an O-lineman in 2015 with our 1st round pick.

The anti-Tamanites will be with us no matter what happens - good and bad. It follows a long tradition for Rider GM's from some fans going back many years - the anti-Shivers pack, the anti-Tillans who didn't like his red hair, the ant-Fords ....

Old Hank

Anonymous said...

Woz; it was Foley. For an authority you're pretty forgetful.

T B

Anonymous said...

Glenn is leading the league in passing. Your post is terrible.