Game Over

IAN BUSBY -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:52 AM ET

SUN THREE STARS:

1. Stamps WR Ken-Yon Rambo -- Caught two touchdown passes, including a career-long 60-yarder, plus set up a Jeremaine Copeland touchdown with a 36-yard run.

2. Stamps QB Henry Burris -- Scrambled nicely away from pressure and only made one mistake, a pick by Richard Karikari.

3. Stamps DL Rahim Abdullah -- Ran the most of his CFL career in chasing down Anthony Calvillo but was a force from the outside of the line.

WHY THE STAMPS WON:

They opened up the playbook with some creativity on offence and took chances in completing three fakes on specials teams. They took control in the second half and had their most complete performance this season.

GREAT CATCH:

On a deep pass from Henry Burris, Elijah Thurmon made a nice adjustment to haul in a bullet while falling to the ground. Not to be outdone, Als SB Ben Cahoon made a nice over-the-shoulder grab with Stamps LB Khalid Abdullah in tight coverage.

HUGE HITS:

On a kickoff return, Stamps DB J.R. Ruffin was drilled with a clothesline across the chest by Alouettes DB Chip Cox. Stamps RB Joffrey Reynolds proved he could dish it out, catching Als DL Ed Philion on a cutback block and knocking the 288-pounder to the ground.

KEY STAT:

3 -- The number of touchdown passes by Henry Burris, who had what could be called his first breakout game this season, and the number of completed fakes on special teams.

NOTABLES

Edmonton Eskimos coach Danny Maciocia was doing some scouting by attending the game. The Eskimos are off until facing the Stamps on Labour Day so Maciocia was home to visit his parents ... It was the 67th consecutive sellout at Molson Stadium ... Als QB Anthony Calvillo moved into fifth all-time in CFL passing touchdowns, passing Danny McManus.

UP NEXT:

Labour Day Classic, Edmonton Eskimos at Calgary Stampeders, Sept. 4, 1 p.m., CBC.


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