Peyton Logan and the Calgary Stampeders appear to be the real deal this season.
Logan scored two touchdowns, including one on a 122-yard missed field goal return, as Calgary humbled the Edmonton Elks 49-6 on a soggy Thursday night in Edmonton to remain unbeaten.
“We just want to play good football, and once again we did,” said Calgary head coach Dave Dickenson. “We had some turnovers, we want to tighten those things up, but I think we’re balanced.
Carey finished the game with 104 rushing yards on 12 carries as Calgary (4-0) improved to 19-2 coming off the bye week since 2008. Starter Bo Levi Mitchell was 17—of-22 passing for 279 yards and two TDs while Malik Henry had six catches for 150 yards and a touchdown.
“It was a long night,” said Dickenson of a game extended by an hour-long storm delay. “I think our guys were focused and I did feel like we should be the fresher team.
“We had a bye and they had a road trip, and even though they had a big win, playing a physical game. Our goal was to try to speed up the pace a little bit. I thought after the rain delay we had good focus.”
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Edmonton (1-4) hasn’t won at Commonwealth Stadium since it beat the B.C. Lions on Oct. 12, 2019.
“Unfortunately, we had some very untimely injuries to some very key people early,” said Elks head coach Chris Jones. “We had four six-game injuries that happened and there was a lot of patchwork that we had to do there in the first half.
“Too many errors in the second half. We’ve got to learn to take care of the football, we’ve got to do a better job of stopping the run and we’ve got to play better solid special teams. It was just a lot of different big, big plays that made a difference in the game.”
In the second quarter, Edmonton conceded a safety and Paredes kicked a 17-yard field goal to give Calgary an 8-3 lead.
The Stampeders recorded the game’s first touchdown with just under four minutes to play in the opening half when Mitchell passed to Henry. The receiver shook off a defender and sprinted 89 yards for the score as Calgary missed the two-point convert.
Calgary had another huge play to start the second half as Logan took the missed field goal attempt back for the touchdown.
Game delay, Stampeders pour it on
The game was then delayed for more than an hour due to lightning, followed by a deluge of rain.
Calgary made it 35-3 with two minutes to play in the third when Mitchell hit Luther Hakunavanhu on a 28-yard TD strike.
The Stampeders’ defence got into the act when Cameron Judge returned a fumble 63 yards for the touchdown.
Castillo. kicked a 42-yard field goal with six minutes left to double Edmonton’s scoring output.
Calgary closed out the game with a one-yard TD run by backup Tommy Stevens.
The Elks travel to Montreal to face the Alouettes next Thursday. The Stampeders head to Winnipeg to take on the Blue Bombers next Friday.
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