Friday, August 4, 2017
STAMPEDERS 41 ARGONAUTS 24
TORONTO - Bo Levi Mitchell threw three TD passes and Roy Finch had a punt-return touchdown for the second straight game as the Calgary Stampeders defeated the Toronto Argonauts 41-24 on Thursday night.
Mitchell finished 19-of-24 passing with 249 yards for Calgary (5-1-1). He cemented the win with a nine-yard TD strike to Marquay McDaniel to open the second half and put the Stampeders comfortably ahead 34-10 before 11,616 spectators at BMO Field.
Mitchell hit McDaniel on a 10-yard TD pass at 4:05 of the fourth to boost Calgary's lead to 41-13. The Stampeders moved atop the West Division ahead of the Edmonton Eskimos (5-0), who host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (0-5) on Saturday night.
Calgary was coming off a lopsided 60-1 home win over Hamilton on Saturday. Finch, who served a two-game suspension this season for violating the CFL's drug policy, returned a punt 97 yards for a TD in that contest.
But playing for the second time in five nights didn't stop Calgary from earning its seventh straight win over Toronto and third consecutive victory overall.
Mitchell also improved to 7-0 against Toronto and 48-8-2 overall as a CFL starter. Calgary is 29-6-2 versus East teams since 2013.
(The Canadian Press)