Game Over

IAN BUSBY -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:06 AM ET

ESKIMOS 33 STAMPS 26

PLAYERS OF THE GAME:

OFFENCE -- Eskimos QB Jason Maas came on at halftime to replace a struggling Ricky Ray and went 15-of-18 for 144 yards in leading the comeback. He threw the game-winning touchdown to Jason Tucker in his first extended action this season.

DEFENCE -- Eskimos S Kelly Wiltshire picked off Henry Burris on the first and last drives of the Stampeders offence and was solid in between on coverage.

SPECIAL TEAMS -- Stamps returner Terrence Wilkins was impressive bringing the ball out and giving the offence strong field position. Wilkins had a 54-yard kickoff return and a 37-yard punt return to help set up touchdowns.

TURNING POINT:

With the game tied at 23 in the middle of the fourth quarter, Stamps RB Joffrey Reynolds fumbled into the hands of Tim Fleiszer. Jason Maas marched the Eskimos downfield and hit Jason Tucker with the winning score from 25 yards out.

CATCH OF THE GAME:

Stamps SB Jeremaine Copeland reached back behind him slightly to haul in a 48-yard reception from Henry Burris in the third quarter.

HIT OF THE GAME:

Stamps SB MarTay Jenkins flew through the coverage on a punt to drill Tony Tompkins moments after the returner caught the ball. Jenkins was hit with a 15-yard penalty for the play.

NOTABLES:

The Eskimos allowed only 79.2 yards rushing per game during the regular season but the Stamps piled up 198 yards along the ground yesterday ... Eskimos K Sean Fleming's third field goal passed Dave Cutler for fourth all-time in playoff history ... The Stamps lost the turnover ratio 0-6. Calgary was 0-6 when losing in that stat during the regular season ... Stamps Henry Burris, who led the league in lost fumbles with eight, dropped two balls that were both recovered by teammates ... Former Stamps RB David Allen, who signed with St. Louis this week, returned six kickoffs for 112 yards and two punts for 16 yards in a 31-16 Rams loss to Seattle yesterday ... The attendance yesterday at McMahon was 26,799, about 10,000 short of a sellout.


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