Game over

IAN BUSBY -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 10:58 AM ET

PLAYERS OF THE GAME:

OFFENCE -- Stampeders receiver Ken-Yon Rambo took a short pass from Jason Gesser in the second quarter and pounded his way down 30 yards for a touchdown. Rambo finished with four catches for 73 yards.

DEFENCE -- Stampeders DB Nate Terry benefitted from a solid pass rush on Ricky Ray to pick off two passes and return them for a combined 113 yards. The interceptions were Terry's first of the season and led to field-goal attempts.

SPECIAL TEAMS -- Stamps coverage was great all night on punts and kicks, holding dynamic returner Tony Tomkins to minimal yardage. Marc Mitchell, MarTay Jenkins and Marc Calixte led the charge on punt coverage and all made nice plays to contain Tomkins on different plays.

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TURNING POINT:

On the first drive of the second half, the Eskimos started near midfield because Sandro DeAngelis' kickoff went out of bounds. But when forced into a third-and-short situation, quarterback Ricky Ray plunged forward short of the first-down line, stalling the drive.

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CATCH OF THE GAME:

Stamps DL Randy Chevrier is known for his great hands long-snapping but he proved he also has the ability to catch a pass. Chevrier fought off a block in the second quarter to pick off Ricky Ray. He used one hand to toss up the ball before securing it with both.

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HIT OF THE GAME:

Eskimos running back Ron McClendon flew through the line of scrimmage into the Stampeders territory but was met by Stamps LB Scott Coe. McClendon spun around in the air before landing hard on the turf.

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NOTABLES:

The Eskimos wore their new third jerseys for the first time, a gold-on-green outfit ...The Eskimos handed out 30,000 sets of thunder sticks to fans last night for a donation to hurricane Katrina victims ... Former Eskimo, now a Stampeder defensive lineman Randy Chevrier, playing in his first career game at Commonwealth Stadium as an opponent, caught his first career interception in the first half.

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UP NEXT:

The Stampeders hit the road to take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Saturday, Sept. 17, 5 p.m., TSN. Next home game: Ottawa at Stampeders, Thursday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m., TSN.


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