Calgary Stampeders rumble to victory behind Jon Cornish

Stamps RB Jon Cornish hit the ground running in Friday night's mauling of Lions. Photo by Al...

Stamps RB Jon Cornish hit the ground running in Friday night's mauling of Lions. Photo by Al Charest/Calgary Sun.

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:36 AM ET

CALGARY - The B.C. Lions were hoping to make Jon Cornish make his donation with pocket change.

He almost needed to take out a loan.

The Calgary Stampeders running back, who donated $10 for every yard gained to the Red Cross, sliced and diced the Lions all night long as the Red & White rolled to a 44-32 victory at McMahon Stadium.

Cornish ended up donating $1,920 (172 yards rushing, 20 through the air) to assist with flood relief efforts in Alberta.

Cornish, who broke a 56-year-old CFL record for Canadian running backs last season when he rumbled for 1,457 yards, showed that mark may not be safe in 2013.

The 6-foot, 215-pounder continually busted through first contact to pick up additional yardage.

He also scored two touchdowns, and his early success gave the receivers more room to work with.

Tate took full advantage, throwing for 237 yards and a trio of major through the air.


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