Lions come from behind to down Stampeders

The Stampeders couldn't hold on to their lead Friday night, falling 25-24 to the B.C. Lions. (Al...

The Stampeders couldn't hold on to their lead Friday night, falling 25-24 to the B.C. Lions. (Al Charest/QMI Agency)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:20 AM ET

CALGARY - Kevin Glenn saved the Calgary Stampeders’ season two years in a row.

On Friday night the veteran quarterback, left unprotected in the expansion draft and eventually found his way to Vancouver, did just the opposite, ruining the Stamps’ perfect record by finding receiver Ernest Jackson for a 65-yard go-ahead touchdown with less than two minutes remaining, allowing the B.C. Lions to walk away with a 25-24 win.

The Stamps led for the majority of the game and the defence was a big reason why, but they bungled up a coverage at the worst possible time, allowing Jackson to run free and weave his way into the endzone, much to the dismay of 27,266 at McMahon Stadium.

The loss drops the Stampeders to 4-1 and wastes an excellent performance from running back Martell Mallett, who playing his first game since November 2009, was impressive, churning out 116 hard-earned yards on 14 carries — he also caught six balls for 59 yards, but fumbled one away, too — as the Stamps finally found a running game to lean on for the first time since reigning MOP Jon Cornish went down in Week 1.


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