Three keys to Labour Day victory for Stamps

Ian Busby, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:17 PM ET

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.


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