Game over

IAN BUSBY -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:17 AM ET

PLAYERS OF THE GAME:

OFFENCE -- Stamps receivers Jeremaine Copeland and Nik Lewis took the heat off quarterback Jason Gesser by making huge gains after the catch. Lewis scored the first offensive touchdown and Copeland made a circus-like grab to set up another score.

DEFENCE -- Stamps S Trey Young was a monster in the backfield for the Stampeders. He drilled D.J. Flick on one crossing pattern, picked off Khari Jones a bit later and stripped receiver Mike Morreale after that.

SPECIAL TEAMS -- Stamps returner Terrence Wilkins was a nightmare for Ticats cover teams all night. Wilkins consistently put his team in strong field position and made something out of nothing on several occasions.

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TURNING POINT:

The Stamps were lifeless on offence until Nik Lewis caught an innocent-looking pass over the middle and scampered outside the tacklers to score a 43-yard TD. A few plays later, Stamps safety Trey Young picked off Ticats quarterback Khari Jones and a field goal gave Calgary its first lead.

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CATCH OF THE GAME (YEAR):

Stamps receiver Jeremaine Copeland made the catch of the season in the middle of the fourth quarter. On a 40-yard deep pass from QB Jason Gesser, Copeland dove out, tickled the ball towards his helmet and cradled it in against his melon while rolling over on the ground.

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HIT OF THE GAME:

Ticats receiver Craig Yeast knew he was going to get hit but he wasn't prepared to become a pinball. Yeast made a catch and was popped from behind by Stamps DB Shane Walton. He flew forward and was drilled again by halfback Coby Rhinehart.

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NOTABLES:

There was a doubleheader at Ivor Wynne Stadium yesterday, as the McMaster Marauders lost 55-31 to Western Ontario. The game ran late because it was televised on The Score, so the CFL teams had to warm up on the sidelines while the fourth quarter was still going on ... Ticats rookie RB Jesse Lumsden returned the ball 19 yards on the opening kickoff for this CFL play. On his third kickoff returner, Lumsden fumbled but the Ticats recovered ... The last time the Stamps won back-to-back games was July 11, 2003, by beating Ottawa and Hamilton in consecutive weeks ... Hamilton's opening-drive score was only the second time this season it made some points off its first possession.

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UP NEXT:

Ottawa at Calgary, Thursday, 8 p.m., TSN.


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