Double your run

IAN BUSBY -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:48 AM ET

WINNIPEG -- The Calgary Stampeders have a new offensive threat for the playoff drive.

Backup running back and return specialist David Allen joined the fun yesterday as the Stamps beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 46-24.

Allen, who came to the club a month ago to replace the injured Terrence Wilkins, carried the ball seven times for 46 yards for a solid 6.6-yard average.

His best play was a 22-yard touchdown scamper in the third quarter in which offensive lineman Jay McNeil opened a huge hole for Allen to run through.

With Joffrey Reynolds also in the backfield, game planning just to shut down one running back could burn opponents for the rest of this season.

"I'm just happy whenever I can get my hands on the football, whether it's offence or special teams," Allen said.

"The way our offence is coming along, we're able to try some different things.

"We're going into the playoffs trying to get prepared for having both me and Joffrey in the game at the same time. I'm getting a good feel for this offence now."

As good as he was on offence, Allen was still key for returning. He compiled 46 yards on four punt returns, 86 on four kickoffs plus made two receptions for 30 yards. So 202 total yards isn't a bad day at the office.

Reynolds ran for 79 yards on 14 carries to give the Stamps a great one-two punch. When Reynolds was getting the ball, Allen typically took off in motion and vice versa.

"Instead of knowing that Joffrey is in or me, teams are going to be indecisive now," Allen said.

"You have to prepare for me and Joffrey. "There's a whole bunch of things you have to worry about going into the playoffs against us."


Videos

Photos