Three keys to Labour Day victory for Stamps
By Ian Busby, QMI Agency
Here are three keys to victory for the Calgary Stampeders against the rival Edmonton Eskimos in Monday's Labour Day Classic at McMahon Stadium:
1. Rush Ricky — Two weeks ago, the Eskimos allowed eight sacks in a loss to the B.C. Lions. The Stamps will want to keep up the pressure to make Eskimos QB Ricky Ray get rid of the ball quickly.
2. Run the ball — The rushing attack was abandoned last week against the Montreal Alouettes as starting tailback Joffrey Reynolds and backup Jon Cornish only got three carries each. Clock management will be a key component in this one.
3. Make field goals — When the Stamps lost to Eskimos earlier this season, a key missed field goal allowed the visitors to keep the late lead. The Stamps need to capitalize on chances if they stall in scoring range.