Stampeders spoil party for QB Henry Burris

Stampeders running back Jon Cornish is wrapped up by, seemingly, the entire Tiger-Cats defence on...

Stampeders running back Jon Cornish is wrapped up by, seemingly, the entire Tiger-Cats defence on Friday night in Calgary. The Stamps won 26-22. (Al Charest/QMI Agency)

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:48 AM ET

CALGARY - It’s almost like Friday the 13th every time the Hamilton Tiger-Cats visit McMahon Stadium.

The Tabbies should have known they weren’t going to get a break in Calgary.

Former Stamps quarterback Henry Burris threw for more than 400 yards — and 50,000 in his illustrious career — and did enough to lead the visitors to a victory.

But it all evaporated in the final few minutes … again, with the Stampeders scoring the 26-22 CFL comeback triumph Friday night.

With the hosts trailing 22-19, Stamps linebacker Alvin Bowen picked off Burris on his own nine-yard line with seven minutes left.

The offence failed to move the ball, but after the Ticats stalled on their ensuing drive, visiting kicker Luca Congi bounced a field-goal attempt off the upright — and the Stamps still had life.


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