Pre-game prediction was a premonition

IAN BUSBY -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:28 AM ET

Keron Williams knocked the ball out of Kevin Glenn's hands, then sprinted the sidelines to celebrate.

When the Calgary Stampeders defensive tackle arrived at the white stripe, he finally realized his teammates weren't able to recover the ball on that second-down play.

So Williams went out and proved he could do it all by himself, stripping Glenn again, recovering the rock and sealing yesterday's 38-25 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at McMahon Stadium.

"I was amped up going back in," said Williams, who was credited with three sacks during the outing.

"I looked at it that if I can do it once, I can certainly do it again. Momentum was on my side, so I just went out and did the same thing again."

Williams had the game of his career yesterday, but most of his stats came on that two-play sequence.

It couldn't have come at a better time, as his fumble recovery gave the Stamps the edge in turnovers (three to Winnipeg's four).

In those two plays, he recorded two sacks, two forced fumbles and one recovery -- getting him the defensive game ball.

"I told my defensive line coach (Casey Creehan) before this game I would be the defensive player of the game," Williams said.

"I put some pressure on my own shoulders to do it, but I knew it would be OK because I have a great supporting cast.

"The DBs, linebackers and four front men, we all combined together to make it happen. It's nothing I did on my own -- really the scheme let me make things happen."

Now that the Stamps have switched to a four-three defence, Williams is getting more help with the inside lineman.

The entire front four is getting great pressure, but the Stamps defence was also able to hold Charles Roberts to only 78 yards yesterday.


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