Stampeders win Labour Day rematch over Eskimos

Stampeders' Jon Cornish (9) gets wrapped up by Eskimos' Rennie Curran during first half CFL action...

Stampeders' Jon Cornish (9) gets wrapped up by Eskimos' Rennie Curran during first half CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. (Amber Bracken/QMI Agency)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:11 AM ET

EDMONTON - It's similar to running out of a integral ingredient midway through a recipe.

Usually, offensive efficiency is stocked up on the Calgary Stampeders sideline.

But not on this night.

Instead of using their normally high-octane offence to move the ball at will, the Stamps (8-2) scrambled through the cupboards and were able to cook up a 22-12 road win over the Edmonton Eskimos (1-9) on Friday night at Commonwealth Stadium with a healthy dose of defence and a few timely kicks from Rene Paredes.

In his second-career starter under centre, Bo Levi Mitchell had trouble finding any sort of rhythm, as the offence stalled again and again, and couldn't come up with any big plays to break open a game that was tight from start to finish.

Mitchell ended up with a 19-of-26 line for 175 yards and one touchdown, which came early in the first quarter when the Stamps took over on the Esks' 21-yard line after Cary Koch fumbled a punt.


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