Saturday, August 20, 2016
STAMPEDERS 37 LIONS 9
The Calgary quarterback had a streak of 21 straight games with at least one passing touchdown snapped last week in the Stamps road win against Saskatchewan but had no trouble with the Lions defence.
The win gave Calgary (6-1-1) a three-point edge in the West Division standings over the Lions (5-3). More importantly, the Stampeders also secured the season series tie-breaker in the final regular season meeting of the teams.
B.C. introduced its special teams unit prior to kickoff and captain Jason Arakgi didn't waste time claiming a league record for tackles, but that was the highlight for the Lions.
Arakgi recorded his 185th career special-teams tackle on the opening kickoff, giving him one more than Wade Miller, who is now president of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
However the Lions offence could only generate three field goals by Richie Leone while Calgary's Mitchell operated the Stampeders offence with relative ease.
(The Canadian Press)