Calgary Stampeders RB Jon Cornish wins Battle of the Backs

Stamps running back Jon Cornish rushed for 109 yards Saturday against the Riders. Photo by Lyle...

Stamps running back Jon Cornish rushed for 109 yards Saturday against the Riders. Photo by Lyle Aspinall/Calgary Sun.

Scott Fisher, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:49 PM ET

The Battle of the Backs was decisive.

If the race for the rushing title were a tennis game, it wouldn’t be advantage Cornish.

It would be game, set and match.

Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish dominated the head-to-head battle against Saskatchewan Roughriders star Kory Sheets Saturday at McMahon Stadium.

Cornish outrushed Sheets 109-42.

Cornish found the endzone for the winning touchdown. Sheets was held off the scoresheet.

Cornish’s team won 29-25 to lock up top spot in the West Division.

That’s a straight-sets win.

Regardless of how much he plays in B.C. next Friday, Cornish also effectively clinched his second straight CFL rushing crown. He has a 201-yard lead heading into the final weekend.

But Sheets, the self-professed top back in the league, wasn’t about to taste any humble pie the day after being shut down at McMahon Stadium.

Sheets was asked on Twitter if he’s still the better back.


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