Stamps' top run in range

IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:40 AM ET

Dave Dickenson was part of a few Calgary Stampeders records, but none might be more impressive than what his team did in 2000.

To start that campaign, Dickenson quarterbacked the Stamps to seven straight games where they scored more than 35 points.

The current Stamps are going strong, but they would need three more outings to hit that mark.

Still, if the Stamps score more than 35 Friday against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, they would set the second- best mark in franchise history with five straight.

Dickenson sees similarities in the offensive groups, with the biggest difference being in the styles of QBs.

Henry Burris is a gunslinger compared to the precise Dickenson, but both teams are controlling the clock and chewing up yardage.

"We were so confident back then," Dickenson said.

"We always believed we were going to win every game. I sense this team is getting there.

"We felt like we had better staff -- not so much better players -- but we would do what it took to win. Obviously, it all fell apart in the playoffs. The great record and numbers really don't mean anything unless you keep improving."

This current run started Aug. 15.

EXTRA POINTS

Stamps RB Jon Cornish (hamstring) sat out practice but head coach John Hufnagel doesn't feel the injury is serious enough to keep him out of Friday's meeting in Saskatchewan ... R Ryan Thelwell (groin) took part in drills and could be activated this week if he doesn't suffer a setback or have soreness in his injury ... Rookie K Rob Maver doesn't believe two of the misses he had in Edmonton (51 and 49 yards) are out of his range. "As the season goes and longer kicks come, I have to knock them through," Maver said. "Part of being a rookie is learning how to manage these things. It's one thing I could have done a better job of."


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