Game over

DAN TOTH -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:48 AM ET

PLAYERS OF THE GAME:

Offence -- Renegades quarterback Kerry Joseph completed 11-of-16 first-half passes for 154 yards and a pair of touchdown tosses to Yo Murphy while Jason Armstead dropped another sure TD toss in the opening quarter. While on target most of the night with his passing, the rugged Ottawa starter also rumbled for 49 yards on five carries in the opening 30 minutes.

Defence -- Renegades defensive back Da'Shann Austin, a former Stampeder, was nearly impossible to beat while recording a couple of impressive knockdowns. He was forced from the game midway through the third quarter with an apparent head injury.

Special teams -- Renegades kicker Matt Kellett kicked field goals from 23, 24, 29 and 35 yards while a 32-yarder missed left after rattling off the uprights.

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TURNING POINT:

Stampeders quarterback Henry Burris dropped back to pass in the opening quarter but backside pressure from linebacker Robert Grant forced a fumble that Kyries Hebert gathered up for a 14-yard TD. The play opened a 7-0 lead for the Renegades who held that momentum most of the night while Calgary's offence never found its groove.

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CATCH OF THE GAME:

Yo Murphy slipped behind coverage and was wide open for a 51-yard strike from Kerry Joseph on the first play of the second quarter. He jogged into the endzone as the Renegades opened a 17-0 lead.

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HIT OF THE GAME:

The Stampeders didn't get to Renegades quarterback Kerry Joseph as often as they would have liked. But defensive end Rahim Abdullah joined a trio of defenders to sack Kerry Joseph in the first quarter.

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NOTABLES:

The game was delayed 25 minutes due to lightning ... Stampeders rookie receiver Brett Ralph made his first CFL catch, a 18-yard grab in the opening quarter ... The Stamps have not won back-to-back games since July 2003 ... Kai Ellis, Ray Jacobs, Cameron Legault, Marc Pilon and Samir Chahine are former Stampeders now in Ottawa. John Grace, Anthony Malbrough, Alexandre Gauthier and David De La Perralle are one-time 'Gades now toiling for the Stampeders ... The Stamps defence entered last night without recording a turnover this season.

UP NEXT:

The Stampeders host the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Henry Burris' former team, at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 23 at McMahon Stadium.


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