Game over

DAN TOTH -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:19 AM ET

PLAYERS OF THE GAME:

OFFENCE -- Stampeders receiver Nik Lewis made five grabs for 110 yards, including a 46-yard catch late in the first half to set up a 23-yard Sandro DeAngelis field goal to draw the Stamps within 15 points, 21-6. While it wasn't a great night for either team's offence, the Lewis catch swung the momentum into Calgary's favour heading into halftime.

DEFENCE -- Stampeders linebacker George White, a former Roughrider, recorded five tackles, one forced fumble and one interception. The pick came with the Stampeders trailing 21-17 and DeAngelis converted it into a 29-yard field goal to draw within one.

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SPECIAL TEAMS:

Stampeders rookie placekicker Sandro DeAngelis kicked six field goals in the tricky Taylor Field winds and also forced a fumble in the third quarter, throwing his weight around on kickoff coverage.

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TURNING POINT:

With the Stampeders trailing 21-10 in the third quarter and the offence sputttering, Nik Lewis recovered a botched Paul McCallum punt, scooped up the pigskin and rambled 30 yards for the TD which cut the 'Riders lead to 21-17. Lewis also scored the team's only TD in defeating Winnipeg in Week 3.

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CATCH OF THE GAME:

Former Stamps receiver Travis Moore, in his first game in eight weeks, slipped behind Jermaine Chatman for a 41-yard TD strike midway through the second. The over-the-shoulder grab gave the 'Riders an 11-3 lead and whipped the locals into a frenzy.

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HIT OF THE GAME:

Stampeders linebacker John Grace rocked Roughies pivot Marcus Crandell on a third-and-10 gamble with a minute left in the game and the Stamps holding a 26-21 lead.

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NOTABLES:

With the win the Stampeders qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2001 ... Signs in the crowd: 'Eat Oh-Henry', 'Boo-Ris', 'Hey Henry, you're forgotten, not forgiven' ... Stampeders placekicker Sandro DeAngelis was kicking field goals from 60 yards with the brisk 30-km wind at his back during warmups - - -

UP NEXT:

The Stampeders travel to Winnipeg to face the Blue Bombers, Sunday, Oct. 30 (2 p.m. TSN)


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