Quarter-by-quarter

IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:15 AM ET

First quarter

The Stamps took the ball first and moved the ball efficiently, establishing their ground game.

Miguel Robede sacked Riders quarterback Darian Durant to snuff out the first drive for the home side. It was Robede's first sack of the season.

Sean Lucas knocked down a pass intended for Nik Lewis, and Sandro DeAngelis kicked a field goal for a 3-0 lead.

On the Stamps' second possession, Arjei Franklin made a first-down reception and the ball came loose on his way down. The Riders challenged but lost the ruling.

Burke Dales put a punt down to the Riders five-yard line as the Stamps were winning the battle of field position.

Nik Lewis made a first-down catch to end the frame, then did his howl to the heavens and a short dance.

Second quarter

The first turnover was committed by the home side.

On a third-down QB sneak, Steven Jyles lost the handle on the football and Miguel Robede recovered.

The Riders then challenged another play and lost. Nik Lewis was diving to the ground to make a reception for a first down.

The Stamps made them pay, as Joffrey Reynolds ran for a 17-yard touchdown.

That seemed to kickstart the Riders offence.

Darian Durant hit Andy Fantuz for gains of eight and 22 yards, then found Chris Getzlaf alone, and the Regina product walked into the endzone to make it 10-7 for the Stamps.

It was Getzlaf's sixth TD in four games this season against Calgary.

The Riders used another long drive to get into field-goal range, and Luca Congi made it a 10-10 game after 30 minutes.

Third quarter

The Riders opened the frame with a bang, as Jason Armstead took the kickoff back 75 yards.

Andy Fantuz caught a nine-yard TD pass from Darian Durant and the home crowd went wild.

The Stamps started to move the ball, but they stalled at the Riders 40-yard line. Sandro DeAngelis was just short on the 47-yard field-goal attempt and the Riders conceded the single to make it 17-11.

Out came the trickery. Durant handed off to Jason Armstead and the receiver then threw deep to Rob Bagg for a 42-yard gain.

Two plays later, Durant hit Bagg for a 16-yard touchdown as the Riders took a 24-11 lead.

There was a sense of desperation for the Stamps offence, and Henry Burris then threw up an interception to Lance Frazier.

Fourth quarter

The implosion for the Stamps continued. Henry Burris tossed up another interception, this one to Eddie Davis, although the intend-ed receiver fell down on the play.

Stamps DB Brandon Browner then took an objectionable conduct call to put the Riders in field-goal range, but the Stamps blocked the attempt.

The visitors drove half the field but then turned the ball over on downs to send the fans home happy.


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