Stampeders suffer late lapse as Roughriders storm back

Riders receiver Eron Riley is pulled down by Stamps DB Jamar Wall on Friday night in Regina. It was...

Riders receiver Eron Riley is pulled down by Stamps DB Jamar Wall on Friday night in Regina. It was the Riders, however, who came away with the win. Photo by David Stobbe/Reuters.

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:22 AM ET

The first 30 minutes looked like a finely-tuned Ferrari.

The next 30 minutes looked like a stalled jalopy.

Drew Tate was 18-of-21 for 222 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, as the Calgary Stampeders raced out to a 21-14 halftime lead Friday night in Regina against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

But the offence couldn’t get anything going in the second half, and the Stamps watched their lead evaporate, as they fell 36-21 to the Riders at Mosaic Stadium.

Tate finished 19-of-25 for 231 yards and two touchdowns but more importantly was pacing the Stamps sideline with a bag of ice on his right elbow, as Kevin Glenn entered the fray in the final minute of the CFL contest.

Even though they were shut out in the third quarter, the Stampeders managed to hold onto their lead until early in the fourth quarter, but Kory Sheets plunged in from three yards out, and the Riders successfully converted for two points to make it 28-21.


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