Friday, August 7, 2015
LIONS 26 ESKIMOS 23
VANCOUVER - Travis Lulay threw a 31-yard touchdown to Andrew Harris with 1:11 left in the fourth quarter Thursday as the B.C. Lions stormed back to beat the Edmonton Eskimos 26-23.
Down five late, Lulay lobbed a pass up to Harris out of the backfield to give the Lions their first lead since early in the second quarter. The veteran quarterback then found Shawn Gore for a two-point conversion to give B.C. (3-3) a three-point edge.
Lulay threw a first-quarter touchdown to Manny Arceneaux, while Harris had 118 yards rushing and ran in another score. Richie Leone added a field goal and a punt single.
Matt Nichols threw touchdowns to Chad Simpson and Kenny Stafford, while Grant Shaw booted three field goals for the Eskimos (4-2), who saw their four-game winning streak come to an end.
Edmonton's defence, ranked No. 1 in the CFL, came in averaging 12.6 points against per game, and looked to have sealed the win when Aaron Grimes intercepted Lulay with 2:28 to go.
After the Lions got the ball back and went ahead, Nichols got the Eskimos into B.C. territory before getting picked off by Ronnie Yell on third down. Eskimos coach Chris Jones is being criticized for not kicking a 48-yard field goal with kicker Grant Shaw - who's perfect on the season - in the final minute, and electing instead to go for it on 3rd-and-8.
(The Canadian Press)