'The cup is half full'

JIM BENDER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 7:52 AM ET

The record-tying touchdown also tied the game, sending it into overtime.

And it finished in a tie.

Winnipeg quarterback Kevin Glenn completed a 15-yard TD toss to veteran Milt Stegall with 31 seconds left in regulation to tie the Eskimos 32-32 (with the convert) in a CFL game in Edmonton on Thursday. And, after double overtime, the two sides settled for a 39-39 draw.

The major gave Stegall 137 in his career, tying him for first all-time with George Reed and Mike Pringle.

"Tie the record with a tie, it's like the cup is just half full," Stegall told a media swarm after the match. "It would have been a lot better with the win, but a tie's better than a loss."

Stegall can break the record at home as the Blue Bombers play their next two contests at Canad Inns Stadium.

"I'm sure you guys will be on me to talk about it, that I can probably get the record at home and that's understandable," he said. "But I want to get a victory, that's the most important thing."

Stegall's wife and son are scheduled to be in attendance when Winnipeg hosts the Montreal Alouettes Thursday.

"That was nice to get him one," said Bomber head coach Doug Berry, who admitted the play was schemed for Stegall to score. "Hopefully, we can get the next one at home and get this thing taken care of."

Glenn is now part of Stegall history.

TRYING TO GET A TD

"At the time, tying the record didn't even cross my mind," he said. "It was moreso tying the game. We were trying to get a touchdown to tie the game to possibly send it into overtime or try to get the ball and kick the field goal or something ...

"But now, after the fact and the game is over with, I want to congratulate him because he's deserving of it. He's fought hard and if there was one guy that everyone would want to have a chance to play with, it's probably that guy. If you were a quarterback, you'd probably want to play with a guy like that.

"It's just cool for me to know that I threw the touchdown pass for him to tie it and that's good," Glenn continued. "Hopefully, we can get him one next week at home along with the win and he can celebrate at home."

Eskimos head coach Dannny Maciocia was shaking his head in awe over Stegall, who caught a total of seven passes for 126 yards and the TD, after the match.

"He's a great receiver, he's unbelievable," Maciocia told the Edmonton Journal. "He instills fear in you, even at 37. The good news is, we only have to face him one more time here in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully, he can get that touchdown next week and we don't have to worry about that."

The Esks are in town July 13.

HASHMARKS: If the Bomber stats are accurate, Glenn threw for more than 400 yards for the first time since Winnipeg whipped B.C. 44-23 in 2005 ... DB Gabriel Fulbright suffered a foot injury and will have it x-rayed to determine how serious ... Berry said the last time he was in a double-OT game was the 2005 Grey Cup when he was the Montreal offensive co-ordinator and Edmonton won. "It's more fun to tie than it is to lose," he said. "I'm sure it's even more fun to win."


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